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So he is out of form at the international level.
So the chief selector suggests that he (and few others) should play the domestic one day games, to get into form again.
So he plays for a strong Delhi side against the minnows – Services team.

And Services are knocked out for 111. An ideal platform for Sehwag to play himself back in form. You cannot get any lower pressure than this, to try and get some match practise. Almost as easy as nets, man..

And so what does Sehwag do??

Gets out to a first ball duck!!

Can things get any more tough for him? Now he will have the jitters going out to face any bowler. And we are taking this man to the World Cup, hoping that he will be a great asset to our team?! Can’t see that happening, man!

Oh, by the way, I must compliment Sehwag for one of the best PR agencies that he has. When he was mildly out of form, there were tons of articles and pictures of him, working on things, putting the effort, about how great his potential is, etc. etc. The overdose of those pieces (against far fewer articles about any of the other cricketers) clearly showed them to be planted stories. And now when he keeps failing, it is written in a subdued manner. Anyone else in his place, and this duck would have made it to headline news, and the chap would have been made mincemeat of. But this particular piece was reduced to a tiny story on the sports pages, that one would almost miss. Yes, he certainly has a phenomenal PR agency working for him. Give credit where it is deserved..