Batting by 284*, Virender Sewage would have scored a third century trial had it not been for Rahul Dravid’s suggestion
Virender Sehwag cracked an impressive double century at Brabourne.
In the third Test match of India’s tour to Sri Lanka in 2009, former Indian bowler Virender Sehwag had a great chance to score his third century in the form, but the seemingly believable trick from legend Rahul Dravid at the other end was not. does not work out. no help. him in the last reason.
As a result, the right-hander scored seven points against the history scenario.
Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium not only hosted the final Test but also the first Test in a 36-year hiatus. Sri Lanka bowled out for 393 in the morning session of the second day, and in his typically aggressive fashion Sehwag edged out a total of 150 ahead of Tea, Dravid partnering the lead, the other side by 17*.
A total of 34 runs were played in the last session, and India’s scoreboard shows 443/1 after 79 runs. While Sehwag’s 16 runs are three centuries, Dravid also breaks a half-century.
If not for Rahul Dravid’s suggestion, Virender Sehwag could have passed the trial of the 3rd century
On the eve of setting the record, Sehwag would be the first cricketer to score three hat-tricks in a Test century.
If he reaches the end of the second day, he will break many other records as well. However, Dravid’s advice at the end of the day, Sehwag admits, prevented him from achieving the same results.
During an interaction with popular YouTuber Vikram Sathaye nearly six years ago, the ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ revealed that Dravid suggested not putting up their quotes when there were only three rounds left in the day.
With a vision weighing three tons, he believes that if Sehwag plays in this difficult period, he can even go on to score four hits on the third day.
Although Sehwag heeded his former captain’s advice, he still regretted having suppressed his natural batting instincts that day.
“The reason I didn’t stay on 284* that day was only because Rahul Dravid told me that since there are only 3-4 rounds in a day you play that time.
Imagine you come here tomorrow and you still have three days in the test, you can hit To 400 or even 500 I agreed and told him if you don’t want me out you’ll play these three games. Then I thought if I hadn’t followed Dravid’s suggestion, I could have done those 16 kicks in three laps and scored those 300 points!
Of note, Sehwag scored 284 points in Day 2’s final. The last three passes that day yielded seven runs after facing six serves.
If he hits three tons that day, he will become the second batsman (after Don Bradman) to hit a record-breaking three overs in just one day.
In addition, he would break his own record of scoring the fastest Test three centuries. However, Sehwag (293) got caught again and dropped the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan in the first session of the third day.
Aarti Sehwag (Virender Sehwag’s wife) humorously confronted Muralitharan after the competition day ended, and embarrassed the latter by asking him why he was holding her husband’s hand!
How did Virender Sehwag complete his first two Test triple centuries? Sehwag became India’s first triple bowler during the 2003 Multan Test against Pakistan.
Four years later, in March 2008, he won another test 3 percent against South Africa in Chennai. Hitting the ball 295* in the Multan Test, Sehwag beat former Pakistani golfer Saqlain Mushtaq by six at deep midfield to reach an unprecedented milestone for an Indian. On the other hand, he nonchalantly boxed a full serve made by Makaya Ntini to become the only Indian player (so far) to hit a record-breaking triple test hit of two tons.
As the story goes, the still confident Sehwag was determined to reach the three century mark in the Multan Test by hitting a Mushtaq six, which he connected with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar on the side. As expected, Tendulkar (similar to Dravid) made a reasonable suggestion not to miss out on a great opportunity to be a part of history by capturing an unwanted moment of glory. “When I got to 295, I said, ‘If Saqlain gets in, I’m going to go out and beat him top six.'” Sachin said, Are you crazy? You’ll be the first [Indian] player to hit 300.
I said, ‘Nobody hits 295 anymore, I’m the first,'” Sehwag commented on an episode of Breakfast with the Champions a few months back.
Apart from Sehwag, only Karun Nair (303*) is another Indian batsman who has scored in the Tricolor Test. Batting for only the third time in Test cricket, Nair made a huge hit against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in 2016.
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