Sehwag II - another hard-hitter in the making

Tuesday 14, April 2009

Sehwag II - another hard-hitter in the making

New Delhi: “Are we not like two volumes of one book?” asks Marceline Desbordes, commenting on father-son relationships. It is no different in the case of sons of professional cricketers and their respective sons.

Before he emplaned for South Africa for the second edition of the DLF-Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag recollected his son’s cricketing techniques  on a radio show. “My son Aryavir is an infant but is hitting the ball hard already,” he said.  Of course, his wife Aarti and their son Aryavir are going with him to South Africa.

Come to think of it, Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun is a lot older than Aryavir and has always invited adulation like his father. The nine-year-old is a left-handed batsman.

“Arjun loves watching cricket, especially when I am playing. He is a very keen observer of the game and catches the nuances too,” says Tendulkar. Arjun always enjoys himself at the nets with a bowling and batting session. And when the father and son are not playing cricket, they are playing video games. “Arjun is a big video game freak and I love to play with him," Tendulkar said.

To revert to Sehwag’s radio show, the Delhi Daredevils captain gets nostalgic about Delhi as one place he misses the most these days since he travels a lot either within India or overases. “When in Delhi, I spend as much time as possible with my family,” said the Nawab of Najafgarh.

Sehwag hopes Delhi Daredevils will win the DLF-IPL trophy. “Hum chahte hain ki IPL jeet ke aye aur yeh khushi saari delhi ke saath baate (I want to win IPL and come back to share the joy of it with Delhites),” he said.