Virender Sehwag Indian Team: Virender Sehwag has refrained from drawing comparisons, claiming that no one in the current Indian team’s batting style is comparable to his own.
The accolades bestowed upon Virender Sehwag persist nine years after his retirement. The one-of-a-kind, brash, and unafraid attitude of the former India batsman revolutionized the opening position in Test cricket.
Sehwag’s school of madness was long before Bazball, and it taught the world how to bat well while letting your guard down.
During his time, Sehwag played some of the greatest knocks of that period. Virender Sehwag had two triple centuries and multiple double centuries under his belt.
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Therefore, it is somewhat perplexing when some of today’s young people are compared to Sehwag. Even though there is daylight between the two, former cricketers occasionally use the cliche “He reminds me of Sehwag” statement. Sehwag has been compared to Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw the most out of the current crop of Indian cricketers. It was to be expected.
Despite being opposites, Pant and Shaw’s ability to play with flamboyance and aggression has frequently led to them being mentioned in the same sentence as Sehwag.
However, when it comes to Sehwag himself, the great Indian player has rejected these comparisons, claiming that there is no one in the current Indian team whose batting style is comparable to his.
“I don’t think there is any Indian player who bats as I do. Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw come to mind as the two players who come close. Rishabh Pant, in my opinion, is a little bit like how I used to bat in Test cricket; however, he is content with scores between 90 and 100, whereas I used to be content with scores of 200, 250, and 300. “I think he can entertain the fans even more if he took his game to that level,” Sehwag stated during the interview.
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Sehwag became the first Indian cricketer to score a triple-century in a Test match in 2004 against Pakistan, and four years later, he did so at home against South Africa. He came very close to making it three triples in Tests the following year, but he missed it by seven runs.
Sehwag always played with some risk in mind when batting; It worked most of the time; but It sometimes did not. He stood out from the others because he believed in staying the same approach throughout his innings. Sehwag batted with the same purpose whether he was batting on 0 or 99. This made him the most dangerous batsman of his time.
“When I played tennis ball cricket, my goal was to hit as many run-through boundaries as possible. In international cricket, I used the same template to figure out how many boundaries I needed to score a century. I used to go for boundaries and give them only two balls to stop me from reaching the triple-digit mark, so if I take 10 balls to reach 100 and am on 90, the opposition has 10 balls to get me out. The risk percentage rate decreased to 200 from 100,” the former India opener stated.
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