03 August, 2021

'I'll Hit A Six At 296 Again'

Sehwag reminisces about the innings

'I'll Hit A Six At 296 Again'
Who can forget Virender Sehwag's 309 against Pakistan at Multan, the highest Test score ever by an Indian. He also became the first batsman on earth to reach a Test triple century with an overboundary. Sehwag reminisces about the innings in a talk with Debashish Dutta:

When did you think you could get to 300?
I never thought! After the first day when I came back, I was I think 228 not out. At that particular point in time, I told myself that if I could bat for an hour the next day, I would reach 300. However, if you remember, I could score only 10-20 runs in the first hour of the second day's play. After that, I started slogging. It was certainly my day.

Had you forgotten about 281, the previous highest score by an Indian, V.V.S Laxman, against Australia?
No, I hadn't. In fact, when I crossed 281, my idol Sachin Tendulkar came down from the non-striker's end and congratulated me.

What was Sachin's advice then?
He suggested that I should keep playing the same way and no way was I to miss the triple hundred. He said there are...

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