VVS Laxman Lauds Former Fellow Teammate As One Of The Most Destructive Batsmen

VVS Laxman Lauds Former Fellow Teammate As One Of The Most Destructive Batsmen

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. Credit: PTI

Former Indian Test batsman VVS Laxman took to Twitter on his spree of paying tribute to some fellow teammates he shared a dressing room with. The likes of Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and Javagal Srinath already received accolades and words of appreciations from the 45-year old. The attention turned to one of the top-order batsmen, who VVS Laxman credited to have decimated oppositions with his confident stroke-playing.

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It was none other than Virender Sehwag, who revolutionised the role of an opener, especially in Test cricket. The 41-year old neutralised the advantage of a hard new ball in Test cricket by taking the fast bowlers head-on and smashing them for frequent boundaries. Sehwag’s 104 Tests yielded 8586 runs at a strike rate of 82.23.

Virender Sehwag, Australia Vs India 2018,
Virender Sehwag (Credits – Getty)

Virender Sehwag was also the first Indian to score a triple-century when he reached that landmark in 2004 against Pakistan in Multan. He notched up another in 2008 before flattening Pakistan again in Lahore with 254 in 2006. The Lahore-game also produced an opening-wicket stand of 410 with Rahul Dravid. Sehwag has six double-centuries in Test cricket, the second-most by an Indian.

VVS Laxman pays tribute to Virender Sehwag; lauds his self-belief:

Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman with Virender Sehwag (Credits – Twitter)

The Hyderabad-born former batsman hailed the Nawab of Najafgarh as one of the most destructive opening batsmen, whose positive attitude was infectious. As far as limited-overs cricket is concerned, Sehwag once held the record for the highest individual score in ODIs with 219. His 251 games in 50-over internationals produced 8273 runs while the 19 T20Is yielded 394 runs.

“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 tweet read.

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