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Sehwag ‘The great’

December 14, 2009

I think the time has come to add the tag ‘The Great’ to the name of Sehwag. Only one man in the present world cricket can play the innings he has played in Mumbai and its himself. The innings he played is an absolute spectacle and I am really happy that I am able to get a glimpse of it in live. Until he was there he dictated the terms and not the opposition captain Sangakkara. Its really a sorry day for Sangakkara as he didn’t have a clue about how to stop Sehwag from scoring boundaries, leave aside the matter of getting him out, as all of his 4 frontline bowlers is getting punished heavily.

Some may say that its a flat wicket so that only he scored the runs. But they are forgetting that in the same flat wicket only, the Srilankan team’s 8 wickets has fallen on first day and many India batsmen struggled to score runs freely. When he got out on 293 I am not surprised because it’s in the cards whenever he plays a ball. The kind of player he is, he won’t worry about that at all. Because he knew that he can score them in the next match which is coming up.That’s what makes him as an exciting player. You know something is going to happen when he faces the ball.

Many were not ready to put Sehwag in the league of Sachin, Lara, Ponting, Dravid. The reasons being stated:

  • He has to score runs against all oppositions and all conditions.
  • He doesn’t have a correct technique.

For the first reason, except against Bangladesh, England and New Zealand his average is less than 50. But even in that he has scored a century in England against England. As far as oppositions are concerned he has played some breathtaking knocks all over the world. Be it his debut century against South Africa in the bouncy Blomfeitein or the 195 in the opening of day of the boxing day test against Australia or the mammoth 309 against Pakistan or the single handed match winning effort against Srilanka in Galle by scoring 201* or making a winning situation out of none against England by scoring 83 off just 68 balls and now this 284 in a single day shows that he has scored from dead pitches to bouncy tracks, seaming tracks to spinning tracks.

And all the time somebody questions about his technique. The technique which suits him most is stand and deliver. How many players they can show with an average 52.5 and a strike rate of 80 with both keeps on increasing??? The answer is none.

If the great tag eludes Sehwag means, he is the only reason for that. When he is batting at his peak, he doesn’t show any discomfort and was just playing as if the pitch is really flat. He never grinds for his runs. His mantra is so simple ‘If the ball is there to hit, it has to be hit’. His scoring method is effortless. Less foot movement, maximum results. To evaluate the greatness of the Sehwag the examiners must change their scale of evaluation. But then Sehwag is not the man who is going to care about what somebody says. If he has cared means, he would have changed a lot and India would have lost an important weapon in its arsenal. His uncluttered mind is a boon for India and India is at the No.1 position means he is one of the main reason for that.

All I wish is, he carries the same Long innings Syndrome in the One-day matches too and treat us more. I like to see how he will play from 41-50th over of a ODI. It will be a real treat for a cricket fan like me.

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2009 9:52 pm

    Me first šŸ™‚

    kanagu: Yes, you are Mystery šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€

    • December 14, 2009 9:55 pm

      After a long time came first in one blog šŸ™‚ working late in office helps šŸ™‚

      kanagu: LOL…. šŸ˜† but finish work early gal… šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚
      coming back to the topic, i am fan of ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid and he in my eyes is the best among all šŸ™‚ but i do agree that sehwag is a good player

      kanagu: Me too like Dravid.. great player… but in entertainment.. there is one rockstar and he is Sehwag… šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€

  2. December 14, 2009 10:39 pm

    Kanagu….anna, next time you write a cricket post, club it with some other stuffs, so that I can comment on something šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€

    kanagu: šŸ˜Æ I should have thought about this… next time will combine something interesting… šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  3. Swaram permalink
    December 14, 2009 11:25 pm

    Awesome innings indeed! Hw I wish he hd lasted some more time and made a triple century šŸ˜¦

    kanagu: Its a part of Sehwag’s game Swaram šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  4. December 15, 2009 11:11 am

    Kanagu, the Cricket Buff !!!!! šŸ™‚

    kanagu: šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  5. December 15, 2009 12:09 pm

    After sachin, only sehwag can shine this much… Hi.. I just visited ur blog.. It sounds Great.. Hope u too will Visit my blog..

    kanagu: True Machi… šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I will visit your blog for sure šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  6. December 15, 2009 12:30 pm

    Present sir..nothing to comment on cricket post šŸ™‚

    kanagu: LOL šŸ˜†

  7. December 15, 2009 3:54 pm

    He is a TERROR for the bowlers !!! there is no one in today’s game that pulverises the bowlers like Veeru does… amazing thing is his consistency in Tests !!!

    Today was a prime example of what he can do in ODI’s !! Geez… !! India crossed 400 !!!

    kanagu: True Bhai.. he is one who dictates the game when he is on field… šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ hope to ejoy more fireworks from him šŸ™‚

  8. December 15, 2009 3:59 pm

    šŸ™‚ He was sheer magic today as well!!!

    kanagu: Yeah.. today’s one is another superb innings šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  9. December 15, 2009 5:48 pm

    Sure,India has won the today’s match too ,thanks to Sehwag.

    kanagu: True Sir… he is one of the prime reason.. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  10. December 15, 2009 6:30 pm

    Today also he is the man of the match.But i guess here after as a senior player he should take more responsibility and play sensibly, rather than going for wild shots always.Anyways with in 1-3 years dravid,sachin will retire.So may be there after he has to guide the junior players

    kanagu: He must take risks machi… we must have one player like him… he will guide youngster but more often I like to see the fireworks from him šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  11. December 16, 2009 9:43 am

    Even I was thinking the same. Although Sehwag is talented people hesitate in calling him a great cricketer. I guess I do not know enough about cricket to figure out why!

    kanagu: Nita, The reason I guess is, he is evaluated on the same scale as others.. he is a different player and must be evaluated on his impact…

  12. December 16, 2009 11:33 am

    šŸ™„

    Why so many cricket posts?!!

    kanagu: IS this not good??? šŸ™„

  13. December 16, 2009 6:16 pm

    Cricket should be our National Game instead of hockey, since so many changes are taking place ( read addition of new states) then this too should be considered!!!

    But yeah good to see our team in action on the field than on TV!

    kanagu: That will become as a mistake Pals… already Hockey has got little attention.. many kids know hockey just as they study in school that as the national game.. we must do something to regain the glory of old days….

  14. December 16, 2009 9:15 pm

    Sehwag, nee manushan ah? maada???

    I only hope he gets a little more consistent with his performance.Dont forget, Sehwag is also known for his long draughts of bad form if he gets into one…

    kanagu: Welcome here Kavitha.. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚
    yen Sehwag mels ivlo kadupu???
    and to be at this consistency level with his current batting style is really great… šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    • vijay permalink
      March 22, 2011 1:32 pm

      pls dont talk about sewag , he surely is a legend

  15. December 16, 2009 10:20 pm

    Me 16th! Hoorah!

    Well cricket is one thing where all comments are no comments šŸ™‚

    kanagu: LOL šŸ˜†

  16. December 18, 2009 11:10 pm

    Ab to it looks like India will win only when he fires ….

    He has been such an essence for team India off late ..!!!

    kanagu: LOL… today its the brilliance of Dilshan won the game for them šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  17. August 28, 2010 10:59 pm

    shewag is a good player.. but today he is not well..
    next series he do well..
    shewag adiradiya arambikanum..
    200 adikanu
    sachin sadanaya muriadikanum
    captain aganum

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