Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag on Thursday said he is not yet close to his peak fitness and wants to spend one more week at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore for rehabilitation.”I am still not close to peak fitness and am training at NCA. I will spend one more week there. I am looking forward to the England tour,” the 32-year old batsman said at a promotional event in Mumbai.Sehwag missed windies tour due to his shoulder injurySehwag, who missed the current tour of the West Indies by the Indian team owing to a shoulder injury, has been included as an additional, 17th member of the Indian squad to England, but would miss the first two Tests of the four-match series commencing on July 21 at Lord’s, London.The Delhi dasher said that like everyone else in the triumphant Indian World Cup squad, April 2 would forever be a cherished day for him following the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team’s victory in the final against Sri Lanka on that day.”April 2nd is a memorable moment of my cricketing career. The whole nation remembers it. I shared this moment with Sachin Tendulkar,” said Sehwag about his idol. Asked whether he would like to teach youngsters how to play the game, Sehwag said he would be willing to teach them the mental aspect. “I can’t teach them the way I play, but I can always teach to improve (their) mental strength,” he said.Sehwag said he is a big fan of the Decision Review System (DRS) and Hawk-Eye technology.advertisementAsked about the failure of the young opening pair Murali Vijay and Abhinav Mukund in the ongoing Test series in the West Indies, Sehwag said: ” Whenever senior players are missing, it’s ideal for youngsters to avail of these opportunities.” But he pointed out that Mukund was a very talented player who has more centuries than half-centuries in domestic cricket. With inputs from PTI.
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