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Indian cricketing great Virender Sehwag shared a savage explanation behind why Indian players don't play in any franchise T20 league other than the Indian Premier League. Known for his witty and quirky humour,  Sehwag has many hilarious comments be it in interviews or on social media.

Adding to this illustrious list, Sehwag was on the  ‘Club Prairie Fire’ podcast co-hosted by Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan. The trios discussed various things including the participation of Indian players in T20 Leagues across the world.

We are rich people, we don’t go to poor countries: Virender Sehwag

Responding to this query, Sehwag expressed how Indians are rich and don't need to go and play in poor countries. The former Indian opener said,  “No! Why? No need. We are rich people, we don’t go to poor countries.” Sehwag also shared an anecdote about being approached by a Big Bash League team which he swiftly shut down.

If you talk about millions, yes then I’m interested:  Virender Sehwag

Sharing this incident, Sehwag 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 okay how much money are you offering? They said some $100,000. I replied I can spend that much money on my holidays."

"Even last night’s bill was more than $100,000.  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,” the 45-year-old Sehwag added.