Is Shewag Over The Hill

Virender Shewag has been a prominent member of the Indian team for the last couple of years. He did good service to Indian cricket with 2 tripple hundreds. He hit 309 against Pakistan and 319 against South Africa. In addition he hit 219 in a one day game as well. The crucial thing to note is that he hit these runs on wickets in the sub-continent. Shewag however outside india has come a cropper. He was rushed to England after a shoulder injury, but he ended up with a king pair ( two ducks) and did nohing of note on
the rest of the tour. He was selected for the Australian tour and much was expected from him. But people who listened to Wasim Akrsm must have heard his remark that Shewag looked the most unfit player in the entire team. This comment is a telling commentary

on Shewag. Shewag failed in Australia and even in the one day games he failed to score. This shows that Shewag was either taking things lightly or he had an axe to grind. Maybe his technique was also suspect, but whatever it may be his performance suffered. In addition he appeared to be smarting undera phobia of Dhoni as captain. Despite the best efforts of the PR of the team this rift came out in the open. There were snide remarks all around. A great player is supposed to take all these things in stride, which Shewag did not measure up. His physical finess also shows that Shewag is not serious about his game. If this is true its a sad show of a good player going to seed. There is thus a chance that the Shewag of old is a shadow now. That may spell his death knell in the Indian team


Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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