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Virender Sehwag - An Entertainer played In a Wrong Era

Virender Sehwag was a kind of player who gave another way to deal with opening hour of batting with his gifted hand-eye coordination instincts and aura to clean hitting.

Last updated: 21.07.2020
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Either in the test match or One-day or T-20 match that the ball was there to be smashed harder, by then Virender Sehwag would take the aerial route by hitting hard with the fiery cutoff. 


‘See the ball - Hit the ball'


Freestyle batting this was the straight forward idea of Virender Sehwag batting and his way to deal with opening hour of batting. Either the first over of the match or the last over of the day or Sehwag may be pushing toward an achievement. In any case, on the off chance that the ball was there to be Smashed harder, by then Virender Sehwag would take the aerial route by whacking it into the stands or over the ropes. 


Virender Sehwag was a kind of player who gave another way to deal with opening hour of batting. A Standard point of view would urge a batsman to give the first session to the bowler, in any case by at that point, Virender Sehwag was rare talent. His mind set was always to disturb the line and length of bowlers. Sehwag didn't hold down to connect the flow. Virender Sehwag was batsman of a different talent. Not the exceptional player in terms of technical batting, yet he made up for it with his gifted hand-eye coordination instincts and aura to clean hitting.  


Experts and Media who have seen him for the India team in 2001 may have been persuaded this bloke was a player of one series only. Many would have imagined that his unorthodox stance of footwork would be the reason of his Unexpected exit from cricket. Regardless, by at that point, in a dominating career that propped up over 10 years, he created himself as possibly the best opening batsman that India has ever witnessed. Still Any doubt, Sehwag has the mind boggling figures to back the case. Having around, 104 Tests for India, and amassed 8586 runs with a surprising strike rate of 82.35. Virender Sehwag played 251 ODIs in his career and amassed 8273 runs with a strike rate of 104.35.


As of now, Virender Sehwag is the ever Indian batsman to have scored two triple ton in the longest format of game, and one of the three Indian players to registered his name into the history books by smashing double hundred in a one day cricket game. Sehwag tended to India team in three World Cups campaign and revolutionized the role of opening batting batsman and formed the most destructive opening batting pairs with Sachin Tendulkar in the history of cricket.


In a career of sheer dominance, Couple of Virender Sehwag knocks that stick out and will be scratched in the archives of time. One of the best knock was 195 at MCG was an unprecedented – will be remembered for the very long time. Some top-class level of batting, Virender Sehwag took the trap to the predator Australians at the well known MCG. And, the triple hundred – remembered for the ages that how to play T-20 Cricket in a Test match against most hated foes Pakistan at the famous venue Multan as a pivotal turning point in Indian cricket history. Till date, there is no other Indian batsman come close the barrier 300 runs milestone in Test cricket already and Virender Sehwag made it in his own way by lifting pakistani spinner Saqlain for a huge six over his favourite area Of ground mid-wicket. 


There will never be another virtuoso like Sachin Tendulkar, they can never pass on another gifted artisan like VVS Laxman, there will never be another test batsman like Rahul Dravid. Like on same thoughts, they will never be another batsman who had the calibre of clean hard-hitting in first hour of batting like Virender Sehwag. 


While he dropped the curtain in 2015, the infringing age factor at last found him while his gifted Sharp reflexes turning on to breeze down. During the last few test innings of him – he was not that consistent and dropped out of the side at regular intervals. Five years have gone When he was last seen in Indian Dugout, still that we are finding another batsman of Sehwag talent.  Virender Sehwag was a player of a different Calibre and what he does it only could be possible by him only. His idea of fearless batting only suited on him in any conditions – Sehwag was the player very ahead of its time just Imagine if he has started his career in 2020 – he was playing 20-20 back in test matches in 2004 and ended the captaincy of many opposition captains with his fearless hitting.

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