I am not contesting election, clarifies Virender Sehwag

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Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:43 [IST]
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New Delhi, Mar 20: Opening batsman Virender Sehwag today dismissed reports of him contesting Lok Sabha polls from South Delhi.

Sehwag took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to clarify that he is not contesting election.

I am not contesting election: Sehwag

"I m not contesting election, I don't know why media is running this story...," Sehwag (@virendersehwag) tweeted on Thursday afternoon.

To Sehwag's tweet, former England captain Kevin Pietersen said he should contest and he would vote for him. "You should! I would vote for you..," Pietersen tweeted.

Today, there was a report in "Hindustan Times" newspaper that Sehwag might contest Lok Sabha elections.

Under the headline "Virender Sehwag may enter poll match for team Congress", the article quoted highly placed sources saying the Congress is considering to field 'Nawab of Najafgarh' from South Delhi.

Sehwag, who is currently out of the team, had said two days ago that he still has two to three years of competitive cricket left in him.

The opener will be seen in action this month in the Deodhar Trophy one-day tournament and next month will pad up for Kings XI Punjab in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 7).


Story first published:  Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:37 [IST]
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