‘I used to make 250-300 and this player is satisfied with 90-100’, Virender Sehwag said ‘No one in Team India bats like me’
Former explosive opener Virender Sehwag says that no player in the Indian team bats like him. Sehwag also named one player who is a little closer to his batting style.
Virender Sehwag has been one of the most fearsome batsmen of his era. He used to destroy any dangerous bowling attack with his explosive batting. Apart from limited overs format, he used to bat aggressively in Tests as well. Apart from scoring two triple centuries in Tests, he hit 6 double centuries. Many Indian batsmen of the current era are often compared to Sehwag. However, Sehwag believes that no one in Team India bats like him.
Sehwag said during a conversation on News18 India Chaupal, “I don’t think there is any player in Team India who can bat like me. There are two players in my mind who are a little close to it, they are Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant.” The way I used to bat in Test cricket, I think Rishabh Pant is a little closer.Though Pant is satisfied with 90-100 but I used to make 200, 250 and 300 and then be satisfied. If he takes his game to that level, I think he can entertain the fans even more.
Please tell that Sehwag made the first triple century in the year 2004 in the Test against Pakistan. He is the first Indian cricketer to score a triple century. He scored his second triple century against South Africa in 2008. He was close to scoring his third triple century in 2009 but fell short by 7 runs. He had played an innings of 293 against Sri Lanka. Sehwag always used to take risks and bat. Whether he was at zero or at a personal score of 99, his mindset remained the same.
Sehwag said, “Initially I used to play tennis ball cricket, in which my mindset was to score more runs through boundaries. I played with the same template in international cricket as well. I used to count how many boundaries I needed to score a hundred. If I am on 90 and take 10 balls to reach 100, the opposition will have 10 balls to get me out. That was the reason why I used to look for boundaries so that the opposition got only two balls to stop me from completing my hundred.