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Virender Sehwag: Only cricketers have good facilities; other athletes deserve a lot more credit than they get

Sehwag also lamented the fact that cricketers in general do not credit their coaches as much as sportsmen from other sports do.
Virender Sehwag: Only cricketers have good facilities; other athletes deserve a lot more credit than they getVirender Sehwag: Only cricketers have good facilities; other athletes deserve a lot more credit than they get
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Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag feels that the athletes who play sports other than cricket in India deserve more than what they are getting currently. After interviewing two athletes at a book launch, Sehwag also stated that multi-sport events like the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games are tougher than cricket events. 

“I always used to think Olympics and Commonwealth Games are bigger than cricket (events). I used to think that these athletes would have been looked after very well, that they would be getting good food, and nutrition along with physios and trainers,” said Sehwag.

“But when I met and got to know them (the non cricketers he interviewed for the show), I realised that whatever facilities we (cricketers) are getting, these guys are not even getting 10 or 20% of that. Despite that they are getting the medals. They deserve a lot more than what they get, because they are getting medals for India,” he added.

The aggressive player also lamented the fact that cricketers in general do not credit their coaches as much as sportsmen from other sports do. 

“Coaches have a big role to play in the life of cricketers but we don’t give them the right amount of credit, we tend to keep it to ourselves,” Sehwag said.

“We cricketers do not credit our coaches as much as other sportsmen do, may be because when you start playing for the country, the cricketers forget their coaches because they don’t get to meet and speak a lot but in other sports they need their coaches from the start till the end and the coaches also spend a lot of time.”

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