Virender Sehwag has scored two triple centuries in Tests.
Virender Sehwag had a chance to surpass Don Bradman
New Delhi. Bowlers from all over the world were in awe of Virender Sehwag, who was the explosive opener of the Indian cricket team. This stalwart, who filled the thrill of ODI and T20 in Test cricket, played many such innings which created history. Whether he was on 99 or on zero, Virender Sehwag did not back down when he was in a mood to hit sixes. Because of this aggression, he lost the chance to overtake Sir Don Bradman of Australia, the great batsman of the cricket world.
Not only India but Virender Sehwag’s name is written in golden letters in the pages of world cricket history. This stalwart, who filled the thrill of Test cricket with explosive batting, did a wonderful job of scoring the first triple century from India. He also has a double century in ODIs. Sehwag played 104 Tests and 251 ODIs for India. Apart from this, he started the innings for Team India in 19 T20 Internationals. With 23 centuries in Tests, Sehwag scored a total of 8586 runs at an average of 49.34. He has 8273 runs in ODIs with 15 centuries.
Missed chance to overtake Bradman
While batting aggressively in Test cricket, Sehwag scored a triple century twice. The amazing thing is that it was against the arch-rivals Pakistan that he achieved the feat of becoming the batsman who scored a triple century in Tests for India. After this he also scored a triple century against South Africa.
Against Sri Lanka, Sehwag got the chance to become the first batsman to score a triple century in Tests for the third time. He lost his wicket in an attempt to hit a six on the score of 293 runs. Don Bradman scored two triple centuries. If Sehwag had acted with restraint, he would have gone ahead of this great batsman and he would have been remembered in history for this record.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 25, 2023, 22:57 IST