He does not have ears to soothe, palms to grease and egos to massage. So when Sehwag speaks, better listen.
In a world where honesty is as rare as greentops in the sub-continent or a dust bowl Down Under, sample the brute candour as Sehwag chatted with Sanjay Manjrekar during an award ceremony this afternoon.
Confession of a compulsive hitter: Don’t want to waste a ball (on leaving/ducking).
His occasional regret: At times you have to leave a ball.
Mendis Who? He got me out only once in 6-7 times.
Part of history he wants to expunge from the annals of human civilization: One full session I batted without scoring a boundary.
Respect for pundits: I don’t listen to people, watch TV or read newspapers.
Need of practice match: Waste of time.
Reverence for the bowling tribe: Apart from McGrath and Murali, I can hit any bowler for a boundary whenever I want.
Pix: Atul Kasbekar