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Sehwag rules out T20I retirement; slams reports

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Updated: Friday, November 2, 2012, 11:29 [IST]

New Delhi, Nov 2: India's dashing opener Virender Sehwag has denied reports about his T20 retirement and termed it as a 'baseless story'.

T20I retirement reports baseless: Sehwag

According to a report on Mail Today, a BCCI official had said that Virender Sehwag had informed the board about his fitness and the rigours of T20 cricket and asked them not to include him in T20 Internationals.

"He has informed the board that he doesn't want to play T20 Internationals anymore and would like to concentrate on the longer versions. He cited fitness and the rigours of T20 cricket as the reason behind his decision," BCCI offical was quoted as saying by Mail Today.

The Delhi opener, alarmed by these reports making rounds, spoke to NDTV and cleared the air, saying that he had not informed the board about his T20 retirement and rubbished the reports.

"I have not spoken to any BCCI official," said Sehwag.

The report also included that Sehwag would continue to play for Delhi Daredevils in IPL, and would not be available for T20 Internationals.

Moreover, to make things clear, Sehwag also tweeted on his micro-blogging site, "baseless story being run! I have not requested to be rested for any match in any format of the game! Fingers crossed, raring to go!"

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Story first published:  Friday, November 2, 2012, 10:58 [IST]

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