After mentioning the best openers of India after the great Sunil Gavaskar, it cannot be that the ‘Sultan of Multan’ batsman Virender Sehwag is not named in this list. Test cricket is generally considered to be a very quiet format but Sehwag made it completely different from his style there. Seeing his batting, batsmen have started giving a fast start to their team in Test cricket today. Sehwag has earned a lot of name in world cricket due to his style, as well as setting many records which are not easy for anyone to break. Former India batsman VVS Laxman has also praised him for his achievement.
Laxman, who was included in India’s Fab Four, is running a series on social media nowadays where he is choosing the best batsmen of his century and giving his opinion about them. The list includes Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Saurabh Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Javagal Srinath. Laxman has now called Sehwag the most dangerous batsman in Test history. Laxman has said that Sehwag has established himself as a dangerous opener in front of quality fast bowling.
A tearaway fast bowler from a relative cricketing outpost of Mysore,he triggered a revolution in Indian pace bowling. Even in most unhelpful conditions,he always responded to the team’s needs with unflinching zeal. Sri’s strength was his hunger to perform under adverse conditions pic.twitter.com/zEwy36lrDT
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 4, 2020
Let us know that Sehwag is the second such batsman in the world who has scored a double century in ODIs after Sachin. Sehwag had scored 219 runs in the year 2011 against the West Indies. This is the highest ODI score by an Indian batsman since opener Rohit Sharma’s 264 runs in 2014. Apart from this, he is the first batsman to score two triple centuries for India in Test cricket and his record remains till date.