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Virender Sehwag dedicates century in IPL Qualifier to his son

14.10K   //    31 May 2014, 12:07 IST
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Virender Sehwag: Whenever I got out, my son kept telling me, 'papa you are not scoring runs' 

Following his 58-ball knock of 122 runs against Chennai Super Kings in the second Qualifier of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, Virender Sehwag admitted that it was because of his son that he had the motivation to score a knock like that.

Speaking to reporters later, the Kings XI Punjab batsman was quoted by NDTV India as saying: “My son's friends were teasing him about his father not scoring runs and I told him, hold on beta, there is still time. During the last couple of games I wanted to focus on my batting and had to win at least one game for Kings XI Punjab.”

"Whenever I went there to bat, and got out early, I got a call from my wife," he continued. "I had a chat with Sachin Tendulkar as well and put the conscious effort to stay till the 10-12th over. I promised someone that there is one big innings that I have to play and maybe it will come in the playoffs."

"Today is Ness Wadia's birthday and I told him I will give him the best birthday gift. Whenever I got out, my son kept telling me, 'papa you are not scoring runs,' I told him hold on, there is still time," Sehwag concluded.

Sehwag was able to keep the promise that he had made to his son as he led Kings XI Punjab to thumping victory by scoring his second century in the tournament’s history, his first for the season.

The 35-year-old was struggling with his form and it has been suggested that we have seen the last of Sehwag in Indian colours. He last represented India in March 2013.

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