Former India opening batsman Virender Sehwag shared his “humble opinion” on the Test vs T20 International (T20I) debate and labelled Test cricket as the ultimate form of cricket.
The 43-year-old Sehwag, who played Test cricket for India National Cricket Team from 2001 to 2013, smashed 8586 runs in the longest format of the game in 180 innings and he averaged 49.34 with the bat. Also, he smashed 23 centuries and 32 fifties in Test cricket.
Virender Sehwag while speaking on Sports 18 shared his humble opinion and said that the Test cricket is the ultimate cricket.
“In my humble opinion, Test cricket is the ultimate cricket,” Sehwag gold Sports 18.
“Why does Virat Kohli emphasise so much on playing Tests? He knows that if he plays 100-150 or even 200 Tests, he will be immortalized in the record books,” Sehwag further added.
Many, including Tendulkar, told me that I planned to hit the first ball to the fence – Virender Sehwag
Former India National Cricket Team batter Sehwag had an obsession with hitting a boundary on the first ball of his innings. While talking about this Sehwag said that many people including the likes of legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar had told him that he always planned to smash a boundary on the first ball.
Sehwag further added that he never planned to hit the boundary on the first ball and he just prepared himself to hit the first ball thinking it would be a warm-up delivery.
“Many, including Tendulkar, told me that I planned to hit the first ball to the fence. But I never did. I would be prepared to hit the first ball thinking it would more often be a loosener or a warm-up delivery,” Virender Sehwag asserted.
Meanwhile, Sehwag played 251 One Day International (ODI) games for India National Cricket Team between 1999–2013 and smashed 8273 runs at a good average of 35.0 and a brilliant strike rate of 104.3. Also, he smashed 15 centuries and 38 half-centuries in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
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