Revealed: July 27, 2020 7:27:12 pm
Gautam Gambhir heaped reward on his former India opening companion Virender Sehwag saying ‘nobody can match his affect in Exams’.
Sehwag, who made his Check debut for India in 2001, had a incredible red-ball profession the place he scored 8586 runs in 104 Check matches at a strike-rate above 82, notching up 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries.
The swashbuckling opener was the primary Indian batsman to attain a triple century in Check cricket, and has carried out so twice — 309 in opposition to Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and 319 in opposition to South Africa in Chennai in 2008. He’s additionally the fourth particular person to attain multiple triple Check ton after Sir Don Bradman, Brian Lara, and Chris Gayle.
“Nobody can match Sehwag’s affect in Exams. Nobody truly thought he could possibly be such a profitable Check opener. Folks all the time thought he was all the time going to be a way more profitable white-ball cricketer. However should you have a look at his data, he’s much more profitable in red-ball cricket,” Gambhir mentioned on Cricket Related.
“That’s Virender Sehwag for you.”
Gambhir recalled a specific Sehwag inning the place the swashbuckling batsman scored a 68-ball 83 in opposition to England in Chennai in 2008, which helped India win the match.
“I keep in mind one inning which was performed in Chennai after we gained the Check match in opposition to England. We have been chasing round 350-odd [387, actually] on a turner, the place that they had Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar, and Virender Sehwag obtained 60-odd runs.”
“Simply by scoring 60 [83 actually], should you can turn into the person of the match, that exhibits the affect of the particular person.”
“And, simply establishing the sport, if Virender Sehwag bats until lunch, you’ll be at round 100. Not lots of staff method Check cricket like that, when you find yourself batting on Day 1, you wish to be as unfastened as you’ll be able to. However Virender Sehwag was completely totally different. In order that’s why nobody can match his affect in Check cricket.”
Throughout their enjoying profession, Gambhir and Sehwag fashioned a profitable partnership on the prime, scoring 4412 runs from 87 innings together with 11-century stands.
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