Chennai: Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday said that swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag, who is sidelined due to injury, will be desperately missed by the Indian team during the tour of Sri Lanka as well as the Champions Trophy.
“Any team will miss Sehwag (Virender Sehwag) because he was in such a form, that would have been a great advantage for any team," Gambhir said.
Gambhir said this on the sidelines of ceremony held in Chennai, where he was appointed the brand ambassador of MRF.
India has announced the squad for the Sri Lanka tri-series followed by the Champions Trophy, in which they have recalled Rahul Dravid and left out Sehwag due to his shoulder surgery.
Gambhir further sad that international cricket was all about handling pressure, and you have to continuously deliver for the team.
“When you are playing international cricket it''s all about the pressure. You should know how to handle it and you should be able take that responsibility, which is very important and the responsibility only comes when the team starts expecting that you can deliver," he said.
The series in Sri Lanka, which also involves New Zealand, will be held from September 8 to 14.