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Sehwag The Magnificent


By Gaurang
December 9 2011

What can one say?... Owner of the highest individual score by an Indian in Tests and ODIs.  The most feared batsman in the world.  A force of nature. 

The day before the 4th ODI in Indore the popular cricket website Cricinfo had a headline that said "A Worried India look to snuff out West Indian resurgence".  Well they got one thing right... India sure did snuff out the West Indies resurgence (never mind that it was West Indies' first win on their tour to India, some resurgence that) that's for sure.

I don't know who they were talking to, or what they were smoking, when they concocted that headline, but the last thing one would attribute to Veeru is that he is a worrier.  In fact, if there is a batsman who is most Zen like in his total non-concern of the previous delivery, it has to be the Nawaab of Najafgadh. 

With this monumental knock, Sehwag has once again silenced the nattering nabobs of negativity, found in abundance on the website mentioned above, while serving notice on the Australians that unless they are at their best they are in for a torrid time. 

For the Indian fan who knows a bit of his cricket history, the fact that Sehwag's epic innings occurred at Holkar Stadium in Indore will be doubly fitting as it is the home of India's first mighty smiter of the cricket ball, the legendary C.K. Nayudu.  And the words that the erstwhile ruler of Holkar about the great C.K. would apply to Sehwag the Magnificent too.  "I may be the ruler of Indore, but he is the King of outdoor sports".

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the man who was once infamously taunted by shastri as not fit to tie tendulkar's boot laces.......

..has discovred his ominous touch right before the Aus tour

well done 201* and still some overs to go...let's see where he finishes today



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he is now India's highest scorer in both forms of game

He can get a 250 today....with 36 more balls to go

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the man who onece infamously was taunted by shastri as not fit to tie tendulkar's boot laces.........has discovred his ominous touch before the Aus tour
well done

Congrats Sehwag ... merciless innings ... more uppercuts than Mohammed Ali ...Windies probably felt like they were punched by Ali!!!

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219 is where he finished.......it will take some getting to get past this.

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and India get their highest ODI total ever....finishing at 418.....and that will also take some getting.

good work-out...NOW Sehwag and GG and Ashwin can all go to Australia....no need to waste time playing the 5th ODI.

we need to see Pathan, play the last game

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Why is 4 matches - 1 wicket - no pace or swing Mithun playing this match???

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Why is 4 matches - 1 wicket - no pace or swing Mithun playing this match???

because someone is trying to keep Pathan out

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If Pathan wasn't going to play why was he even called up?



24 needed with a bunny coming in at 11? No problem!

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^actually it is good that he didn't play.. otherwise there were chances that he would have got tonked on this track and people would have jumped to conclusion too soon.. anyone who says Pathan is kept out deliberately by a particular "someone" must be on weed..

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Intresting to see that on PATTA track... Raina comes in at No. 3...

OK, so it may have been to preserve lefty-righty combo...but still does seem that he can only succeed on PATTA wickets...and with ball nice and old...

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looks like someone sitting in Jharkhand was give the right to remote control the playing 11 and batting order smiling smiley

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Congrats Sehwag for record double tons, and great to see he kept playing his natural game.

Mithun deserved a chance, as Pathan had got several.



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Congrats Sehwag. Now carry the same form into Australia.



India - World Cup winners 2011!!!
Champions Trophy winners 2013!!!
Congrats to Indian team and all Indian fans!

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his highest scores in tests, odi, t20

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Good one RR...

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Sehwag is a Tiger on Flat Tracks & a Failure on bouncy pacy wickets.

He can belt bowlers all day long on Flat Tracks - a classic FTB.

That being said, the part about the ridiculous headlines in crapinfo is spot-on.



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Surrender to Virender! Unbelievably destructive knock.

The West Indians - who have forgotten about cricket - got a taste of what their own Viv Richards must have been like.

I have no doubt he will carry on the good work in Australia. Remember he knocked up a double ton on the opening day of a Test against Brett Lee and company at their fastest, on Gabba no less (IIRC).



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Top 5 batsmen of all time:

- Sachin
- Sehwag
- Bradman
- Richards
- ? Take your pick, but he won't be an automatic selection like the above

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Surrender to Virender! Unbelievably destructive knock.
The West Indians - who have forgotten about cricket - got a taste of what their own Viv Richards must have been like.

I have no doubt he will carry on the good work in Australia. Remember he knocked up a double ton on the opening day of a Test against Brett Lee and company at their fastest, on Gabba no less (IIRC).

It was at the MCG in the 3rd Test... What a MAGNIFICENT knock that was... got out on 195 going for a 6 to get to his double hundred... if he hadn't got out... I am sure India would have come home with the series...

That was the match where Ganguly came ahead of a totally out of form Sachin "protecting" him...smiling smiley

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his highest scores in tests, odi, t20

Nice catch there, RR....



24 needed with a bunny coming in at 11? No problem!

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good to know that sehwag has finally hit the odi 200 he had promised back in 2004 grinning smiley

sehwag was always the favourite to hit the odi 200 & finally he has done it grinning smiley

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Yeah...200 in ODI...was something we expected from him...not Tendulkar...who hardly has more than a couple of 200s even in Tests...

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