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Former Indian batting legend, VVS Laxman has heaped huge praise on his former teammate and one of the most destructive openers in world cricket, Virender Sehwag. Sehwag is still considered to be one of the greatest openers in world cricket because of how he dominated the opposition right from the first ball.
He destroyed almost every opponent during his stint in the international circuit and feared none of them when he took to the ground. There have been numerous incident s when Virender Sehwag shocked everyone with the amount of fearless cricket he played. Various key players who had the opportunity of playing alongside him have heaped praise on the Indian legend time and again.
Now, VVS Laxman has also joined the list and showered words of praise on his former teammate, the Nawab of Najafgarh, Virender Sehwag.
VVS Laxman Heaps Praise On Virender Sehwag
Referring Sehwag as one of the ‘most destructive openers in Test history’, Laxman lauded the Delhi cricketer’s self-belief and positivity.
“Cocking a snook at those who questioned his pedigree against high-quality fast bowling, Virender Sehwag went on to establish himself as one of the most destructive openers in Test history. Viru’s immense self-belief and positivity was as mind-boggling as it was infectious,” Laxman said in a tweet.
Sehwag represented India in 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20Is in which he scored 8586, 8273 and 394 runs respectively. Sehwag, who started as a middle-order batsman, was the first Indian to score a triple ton in Test cricket when he achieved the milestone against Pakistan at Multan in 2004.
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Cocking a snook at those who questioned his pedigree against high-quality fast bowling, @virendersehwag went on to establish himself as one of the most destructive openers in Test history. Viru’s immense self-belief and positivity was as mind-boggling as it was infectious. pic.twitter.com/BDOGoSV0FN
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 5, 2020
VVS Laxman Was Also A Great Batsman Throughout His Stint
VVS Laxman, himself, was a consistent run-getter in Test cricket while a more than capable white-ball batsman. His match-saving knock against Australia alongside Rahul Dravid in the 2001 Kolkata Test at Eden Gardens is still considered to be one of the finest Test knocks by an Indian batsman in the format.
Laxman also had the respect of all the team members in the dressing room. He always had the backing of former captains Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. After bringing down the curtains on his career, Laxman is now a widely respected cricket pundit and commentator.