New Delhi: Virender Sehwag's Masters Champions League press conference in Dubai on Monday kicked up a storm over his retirement.
What first appeared to be an official announcement was later clarified by Viru himself.
However, it is clear that the explosive batsman will leave the game very soon.
Courtesy: The Quint
When Sehwag, who was present alongside Brian Lara, Graeme Smith and Azhar Mahmood at the launch, was asked how he could play as MCL is a retired cricketers' league, Sehwag said, "If I am not retired I will not play. I will go back to India and announce my retirement. So it isn't official yet, people."
In 251 ODIs, he accumulated 8273 runs at an average of 35.05 and scored 15 hundreds apart from hitting 38 fifties.
In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, he managed 394 runs with two half-centuries.
He has been a part of two World Cup winning teams under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership --- 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.
(With Agency inputs)