Kings XI Punjab have announced that Virender Sehwag would be mentoring the side in the forthcoming IPL edition. Sehwag, who retired from all cricketing formats in October 2015, was a part of the Punjab IPL team for two seasons, from 2014 to 2015.
Though the team didn’t get to enjoy his prolificacy with the bat, he remained one of the most significant players of the squad and it’s not surprising to see him accept such a role to continue working with the team. Several international players, who play for Punjab in the IPL, have attributed their improvements to Sehwag and as such, it’s greatly expected that the 37-year old will help motivate the team and its players further.
In his career, Sehwag played 104 tests and scored over 8,500 runs at an average of slightly under 50 runs. In the 200-plus ODIs he’s represented India in; Sehwag went on to score over 8,000 runs at an average of 35 runs. Sehwag’s versatility was one of the most impressive characteristics about him and he still remains the only Indian to score a triple hundred in tests. In fact, Sehwag’s scored two triple hundreds in tests, the first, 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and the second, 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008.