Thursday, December 3, 2009

Virender Sehwag

284* runs, 239 deliveries faced, 40 hits to fence, 7 over the fence in a single day of test cricket. Virender Sehwag is genius. Ever since I have followed cricket, I have never seen anybody dominating a bowling attack so brutally. Its just magical, surreal. Matthew Hayden to some extent, but his strike rate pales in comparison to Sehwag. Add to that, out of 17 century knocks, his 12 scores have been scores above 150, 6 above 200, 4 above 250, and 2 above 300. Very near to become only person to reach 300 thrice.

This guy is amazing and, hands down, my favourite.

As S Aga rightly puts “Has there ever been another like Sehwag?”, perhaps not. I hope he goes on to score quadruple hundred tomorrow and breaks that elusive record of maximum runs scored in test cricket.

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