Too early to think about captaincy: Sehwag

Published: Saturday, May 28, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Pune:Swashbukling opener Virendra Sehwag today said he was not nursing any ambition to become India's cricket captain and it was too early for him to think over the issue.

"There are many players in the team who are senior to me and therefore, I am not thinking on that line," Sehwag, in the city for a commercial shoot, told reporters when asked whether he was looking forward to leading India some day.

Commenting on the appointment of Greg Chappell as the new coach of the national side, Sehwag said "We had a good experience with John Wright. We hope to have a good experience with Chappell too."

Stating that his dream was to play for the country as long as possible, he disagreed with some people who believed that participation of cricketers in too many commercial campaigns was affecting their performance on the field.

"It is off-season. There is no cricket being played and no practice session is being held. It is off-time for us, like you people who have your holidays. Therefore it is absolutely upto us how to utilise our free time," he said.

When asked if he had any plans to appear in music videos and films, Sehwag answered in negative saying "no films and pictures for me."

Sehwag, who is quite popular with children, said: "Sachin Tendulkar was one of my favourites. I am fortunate to have reached this stage of life where I am popular with people, particularly children. I am conscious not to disappoint them if they ever wished to meet me," he said.

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