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Virender Sehwag Milestone: Former Indian opening batter Virender Sehwag played an integral role in the Indian cricket team. The former right-handed opener decimated the bowlers with relative ease during the playing days.
Notably, the Nawab of Najafgarh is the only Indian to score two triple centuries in the longest format. He chipped in with his first triple hundred against the Pakistan cricket team where he notched up his first-best score of 309.
After that, he went on to score his second triple-hundred against South Africa. He registered his personal best score of 319. Interestingly, Sehwag’s highest score in ODIs is 219.
Virendra Sehwag represented the Indian cricket team in 104 Tests wherein he scored 8586 runs at a sensational batting average of 49.34. Overall, he scored 32 fifties, 23 centuries, and six double tons.
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After his retirement from the sport, he is quite active on Twitter. He is someone who never shies away from posting hilarious tweets on the micro-blogging portal and has a massive fan following as well.
There were several occasions when Sehwag took a swipe at former cricketers who tried to troll Indian cricketers. Sehwag’s savage replies often become the talking point on social media.
Meanwhile, the Nawab of Najafgarh recalled how former Indian captain Virat Kohli went on to deny him a milestone during the playing days of his cricketing career.
The former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag recalled Virat Kohli dropping a catch at midwicket with him on the verge of a bowling milestone.
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During a recent conversation with YouTuber Ranveer Allahabadia’s channel – BeerBiceps, Virender Sehwag recently recalled getting the wickets of some greats with his bowling.
“I don’t know about magic but I did get some big batters out with my bowling. Ricky Ponting, Hayden, Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dilshan, Lara and some top batters. I once dismissed Adam Gilchrist round his legs in Perth. The big ones did fall to me sometimes,” he said.
He further added that he was upset when Kohli dropped a regulation catch at midwicket once. He said he was angrier than when he missed a triple-century.
“I actually felt quite sad when Virat Kohli once dropped a dolly off me at midwicket once. I would have probably gotten to some bowling milestone but he ended up putting it down. I got so angry, probably far more than when I missed a triple century. I told him, come on man, you should have caught that,” said Sehwag.
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