Virender Sehwag climbed up another milestone with his natural cool cool styles. The beloved Viru of India smashed 219 to steal the ‘once non-realistic’ one-day record from Sachin Tendulkar.
It was happened at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore in the 4th ODI against West Indies. This is the highest ever score in a one-day international by any batsman in the world. Sehwag blasted 25 fours and seven sixes in the match. In this dream run he took India to 418 for five, the team’s highest ever score in one-day cricket as well.
Sehwag became only the second batsman in history to score a double century in a one-day international following Sachin Tendulkar, who made 200 not out against South Africa in Gwailor in 2010.
In Tests, Sehwag has scored centuries against all the Test-cricket playing nations except Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. He is one among the six leading Test century makers for India. In 2001, he became the eleventh Indian player to score a century on Test debut, when scored 105 runs against South Africa. His centuries have been scored at fourteen cricket grounds, eight of which were outside India. He has scored 200 runs or more six times, the most by an Indian batsman, of which a record three have come against Pakistan. One such innings, the 254 in Lahore, had him involved in a 410-run partnership with Rahul Dravid. Sehwag is the only Indian to have scored a triple century, and has done so twice (309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008). The latter is the fastest triple century in Test cricket, in just 278 balls and was also rated as one of the top 10 Test innings of all time by the ICC rankings.
He was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2008. He is the third batsman to score two triple centuries, alongside Sir Donald Bradman and Brian Lara. He scored 12 centuries and holds a record for the most consecutive hundreds of over 150.
|Sehwag Appreciated by Roch the West Indian player|
In ODIs, Sehwag has scored 15 centuries and that too against six opponents. He is third in the list of leading century-makers in ODIs for India. His maiden century was made against New Zealand at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo in 2001. He has scored a record five centuries against Sri Lanka. One such century in Hamilton in 2009 was the fastest by an Indian, coming from just 60 deliveries. Of these centuries, five were scored at home grounds and eight were at outside venues. He has been dismissed five times in the nineties as well.