Virender Sehwag as a batsman was renowned for instilling unadulterated fear in the hearts and minds of bowlers. The Nawab of Najafgarh, undoubtedly India’s best test opener since the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, broke records like a piece of cake. Sehwag’s credentials in the longest form of the game make his resume a celebrated one.
The Indian opener was completely fearless in his approach and a fascinating aspect about watching Sehwag in full flow was the fact that even while nearing an exclusive milestone, he never cared about the result and always went for the maximum. Who can forget that moment, when Sehwag became the first Indian batsman to get to a triple ton, as he danced down the track to Saqlain Mushtaq, depositing the spinner right into the stands?
In a recent interaction session organized by the BCCI on Twitter between fans and head coach Anil Kumble, the former leg-spinner responded to a few questions. One particular question asked that what would be Kumble’s approach if he was bowling to Virender Sehwag, when the batsman was 299 not out.
Kumble’s response deserved a round of applause, as he said that if he was a bowler in the opposing team to Sehwag, he would never allow the dangerous opener to get to 299, let alone his approach when Sehwag nears a triple ton.
The current Indian coach then went on to say that Sehwag was simply brilliant and praised the right hander. Catch Kumble’s response to the question in the video below.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 7, 2016