Virender Sehwag praises Sourav Ganguly, recalls memories of triple ton

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Virender Sehwag Praises Sourav Ganguly, Recalls the Memories of ‘Multan’ Triple Ton 

Virender Sehwag Praises Sourav Ganguly, Recalls the Memories of ‘Multan’ Triple Ton
Sehwag has two triple hundreds to his name in the Test career. Photo Credit: AFP.

The flamboyant opening batsman for Team India Virender Sehwag has quite often taken a charge on world-class bowlers. He has been in some business and so as, leather finding the meaty part of the blade quite often. In the recent past, the hard-hitting batsman has hailed Sourav Ganguly for playing a crucial role in helping him during the early days of his international cricket for many possible reasons.

The Delhi-born former Indian batsman Sehwag has been quite a fascinating story with the bat in hand. The 40-year-old veteran cricketer has embraced cricket by playing a quintessential role for the national team.

Virender Sehwag on his triple tons:

Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, India, Multan, Pakistan, South Africa, Triple Hundred
Sehwag has been one hell of a competitor across formats. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The right-handed batsman Sehwag regards March 29 highly as it’s very close to his heart too on the cricketing perspective.

15 years ago, Sehwag has thrashed Pakistan bowlers at the behest, to become first-ever Indian batsman on slamming triple hundred in the Test fold. He achieved the feat in Multan by scoring 309 runs. And he didn’t stop there, fours years later Sehwag turned back the clock to bring up his second triple ton on the same date against the then Graeme Smith-led South Africa.

While batting alongside Aakash Chopra, who is now a commentator-cum-analyst, Sehwag during his 531-minute stay at the crease faced 375 balls to achieve the milestone in Multan. During his marathon innings, Sehwag smashed 39 fours and six sixes to score at the strike-rate of 82.40. Eventually, he was caught by Taufeeq Umar on the bowling of Mohammad Sami.

Back then, Rahul Dravid led Team India. India eventually won the game by an innings and 52 runs.

In Chennai, while playing under the leadership of Anil Kumble, Sehwag found Wasim Jaffer as his opening partner. The duo forged 213-run stand before Sehwag extended his innings to 530 minutes. His innings was laced with 42 fours and five sixes. However, the game ended without a result.

“29th March- A date which has ended up becoming special for me. On this day in 2004, I had the honour of becoming the first Indian to score a 300 in Test Cricket, scoring 309 against Pak & 4 years later on the same date got an opportunity to surpass 309, while scoring 319 vs SA,” Sehwag tweeted.

Sehwag, who’s quite active on Twitter reveals the prominent skippers are there to shape up the players. He has further thanked southpaw Ganguly for playing a part during his tenure as a skipper.

Meanwhile, soon after Sehwag’s tweet, former Team India skipper Ganguly lauded Sehwag as one among the ‘two great Test openers for India’.

However, Sehwag, who’s witty stated: ‘Dada, are you going to make me cry’. While thanking Ganguly, the prominent face of world cricket tweeted: ‘great captains make players better.’

Here is what Virender Sehwag said and how Sourav Ganguly responded:

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