There are very few sights in the game of cricket which are as exciting as Virender Sehwag’s batting. The batting legend was an absolute menace for the bowlers during his playing days. A strike-rate of over 82 in Tests, over 100 in ODIs and over 145 in T20Is completely tells the story. No matter what the situation was, Sehwag never shied away from playing his usual attacking game.
Well, the Nawab of Najafgarh rolled back the years on Thursday ( February 8). In the uncharted territories of St Moritz, the former India opener became the first cricketer to score a half-century on ice field. Known for his penchant to start his innings with a boundary, the 39-year-old lived up to his reputation. He started the innings with a boundary off Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar delivery. He then went on to hit a six off Daniel Vettori’s delivery to reach his fifty in the opening match of the St. Moritz Ice Cricket between Palace Diamonds and Royals.
Sehwag, who is the captain of Palace Diamonds, slammed 62 runs off 31 balls to drive his team to 164/9.
— MuthuRaja (@rajadhanush33) February 8, 2018
Sehwag’s knock, however, went in vain in the end as Owais Shah played a whirlwind knock of 74 to help his team win the game. The Royals chased down the total inside 15 overs.
But Sehwag was quick to move on after the defeat and took to Twitter to let out a roar. Hailed by many as the King of Twitter, Sehwag boasted he might have left playing cricket but still remembers how to wield the willow.
“Hathiyar chhode hain ,chalana nahi bhoole hain 🙂 Great fun on the ice,” wrote the cricketer-turned commentator.
Hathiyar chhode hain ,chalana nahi bhoole hain 🙂 Great fun on the ice. pic.twitter.com/V1bjFATGnI
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 8, 2018
And soon after Sehwag’s tweet, his former teammate and skipper Sourav Ganguly posted a reply which every cricket fans would agree to.
Agreeing completely with Sehwag’s tweet, Ganguly wrote: “@virendersehwag .. kya baat kaha Viru…”
@virendersehwag .. kya baat kaha Viru…
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 8, 2018
Cricket on lake:
The match took place on a frozen lake with temperature around minus five Degrees Celsius. Cricket has been played on ice in Switzerland’s St Moritz for more than 25 years. However, this is the first time a series is being played. Meanwhile, the next game of the series will be played on Friday.
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