I spend that much on vacation: Virender Sehwag’s reply to BBL and the Hundred’s Rs 1-2 crore offer

I spend that much on vacation: Virender Sehwag’s reply to BBL and the Hundred’s Rs 1-2 crore offer

Sehwag has scored over 4000 runs in T20 cricket with a strike rate of 147.83 as an opener.

Virender Sehwag has an excellent record in the shortest format of the game that holds up to this day despite returning from the sport 9 years ago. So, it’s not surprising that he received an offer from other T20 leagues in the world. But according to the legendary opener, the money they offered him was so little that he could spend it in a day.

Talk about millions: Virender Sehwag to BBL and the Hundred

Talking with Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan on their podcast, Club Prairie Fire, he said:

I still remember that when I retired from the Indian team—not retired but dropped—and was playing IPL, I received an offer to participate in Big Bash. I said, how much money are you offering? They said some $100,000. I replied, I can spend that much money on my holidays.”

“Going out for one month playing Big Bash or The Hundred, where you get only that $100,000, maybe $200,000. If you talk about millions, yes, then I’m interested; otherwise, no,” he added.

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You can’t afford me: Sehwag to Sky Sports

He also revealed that Sky Sports Network wanted to have him on as a pundit, but he said that they couldn’t afford him. When they asked for his price, he said Rs 10 lakh per day, and subsequently, they stopped approaching him. Virender Sehwag said:

“So once once I got a call from Sky Sports that ‘We’ll love to have you in in our panel.’ I said ‘You can’t afford me’. But they said, ‘No, give me your price’. I said ‘You can’t afford me but they said ‘Please give us the price’. Then I said okay ‘£10,000 a day’ and they said, ‘Yes you’re right we can’t’”.


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