Former lead striker for Indian cricket team Virender Sehwag said on Monday that he is looking forward to treating sports fans to his dazzling hits on the cricket pitch in the ongoing Legends League. After a dazzling start, Gujarat Giants look to build on winning momentum in 2022 Legends League Cricket. Gujarat Giants defeated India Capitals in the league opener with Irish batter Kevin O’Brien slamming a century. With the global cricketing legends turning back the clock with their return to the field, one of India’s biggest openers, Sehwag, is looking to impress his fans again by scoring points for his side, Gujarat Giants, in the ongoing competition.
“It was a great start. Kevin scored a century and our bowlers played well too. With this chance to return to the cricket ground, I would try to entertain the fans again with my batting. And I hope our team continues to play well and win the trophy,” Sehwag said at the Gujarat Giants press conference in Lucknow on Monday, addressing the media.
Skipper Sehwag was joined by former India pacer and Gujarat Giants’ coach Venkatesh Prasad along with players Parthiv Patel and O’Brien.
Parthiv stressed the importance of providing a much-needed platform for up-and-coming talent: “Sport is taking to the next level in India as infrastructure grows, companies invest and ensure all athletes get that platform to perform. Players have such an encouragement required.”
Prasad said of the team: “It is a great opportunity for me to be associated with Gujarat Giants. These cricketers are not only legends but also giants in the sport. Our mantra is to entertain the audience and viewers who come to Gujarat Giants are watching and following them and bringing the best and showing our skills. I hope we can carry the momentum from the first game into the tournament.”
The ongoing edition of the Legends League Cricket has witnessed the participation of many cricket greats from around the world. The Gujarat Giants squad also consists of legendary cricketers such as T20 Boss Chris Gayle, Richard Levi, Daniel Vettori and Graeme Swann among others.
“I’ve always loved playing cricket in India. Fans are very passionate. I’ve never been to Lucknow so I’m super excited to get to the ground and play. Great franchise and team behind us,” O’Brien noted on.
Gujarat Giants Squad: Virender Sehwag (Captain), Parthiv Patel, Chris Gayle, Elton Chigumbura, Chris Tremlett, Richard Levi, Graeme Swann, Joginder Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Daniel Vettori, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Binny, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Manvinder Bisla and Ajantha Mendis.
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