Sehwag, the king of Entertainment

Sehwag 200

Virender Sehwag became the second Cricketer after Little Master (SachinTendulkar) to reach the landmark (double Ton).He also registered the highest individual ODI score (219 runs from 149 balls with 25 fours & 7 sixes).The dashing  hitter sets the benchmark which no one can reach in nearby future.

Highest Individual ODI score:-

Player
Country
Best
Opp
Venue
Year
Virender Sehwag
India
219
WI
Indore
2011
Sachin Tendulkar
India
200*
SA
Gwalior
2010
Charles Coventry
Zimbabwe
194*
Ban
Bulawayo
2009
Saeed Anwar
Pakistan
194
India
Chennai
1997
Viv Richards
West Indies
189*
England
Old Trafford
1984
Sanath Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka
189
India
Sharjah
2000
Gary Kirsten
SA
188*
UAE
Rawalpindi
1996
Sachin Tendulkar
India
186*
New Zealand
Hyderabad
1999
Shane Watson
Australia
185*
Bangladesh
Mirpur
2011
MS Dhoni
India
183*
Sri Lanka
Jaipur
2005


Virender Sehwag double ton video India vs West Indies ,Indore 8th December 2011

Great Players Comments on Sehewag’s 219 :-
Sachin Tendulkar :  (the only other batsman (Legend) to have hit an ODI double-ton to date)”
I am very happy for Viru. It is even more satisfying that an Indian has broken my record.”

MS Dhoni :- (Indian Team Cricket captain)

“People thought there are a few who could score 200 after Paji [Tendulkar], I always believed there is only one: one of our modern era legends – Sehwag.”

Chris Gayle :- (West Indies Cricketer)

“Well I did watch some of that innings by Viru… Brilliant striking!! Congrats on your 219… That’s child abuse! [As] The Mask would say, Smoking!”

Yuvraj Singh :- ( Indian Cricketer ( Hero of  2011 WorldCup )”I say it again! I never saw Sir Viv bat but I’ve seen Sehwag bat! What a player, 219 in a one day game is next to impossible!”

Kevin Pietersen :- (England Cricketer)”If you are a cricket fan, please switch your TV’s on right now and watch a genius bat… Sehwag destroying the WI… World record coming…”

David Warner :- (Australia cricketer)

“Wow, Test match tomorrow but am still up watching Virender Sehwag score, hopefully, 200. Unreal, and he does [get the] highest ever. Well done mate.”

Ramiz Raja :- ( TV commentator and former Pakistan captain )”When Viv Richards retired I thought it was end of entertainment. But then came Sehwag, the King of entertainment! Long live the King!!”

Derek Pringle :- ( Cricket writer with the Daily Telegraph and former England player )

“Sehwag, the greatest slaughterer of bowling since IVA Richards.”

Sourav Ganguly: “The double hundred will be a big morale booster for him with the tough Australian tour lined up. You will find the bowling attack, conditions different Down Under. This double ton will give him a big confidence for sure ahead of the Australia tour.

“This is a great achievement and I congratulate Sehwag for the amazing feat. He has captained the Indian side on and off for a short while and I believe he could make up as a good captain. He is a gambler, a player who loves to take risks. If he keeps getting opportunity as a captain, he will come up with many such milestones.”

Kris Srikkanth: “I am very happy for Sehwag. He is one of the greatest players I have ever seen. He missed his double century (175) during the World Cup game against Bangladesh at Mirpur. But today he has achieved the feat which I would like to describe as incredible,”

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir: “I have always remained a great fan of Sachin Tendulkar and when he scored the double hundred against South Africa, one name that crossed my mind was Sehwag. In my view, other player who could have scored double ton was Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya because he also plays an attacking brand of cricket.

AN Sharma, Sehwag’s childhood coach: “It was long overdue. I always used to tell him whenever he stepped on the field that this time you have to score a double hundred. It was very satisfying finally watching Viru score 200 runs with such strokeful display. He has always played attacking game and that helped him achieve the milestone.

Zaheer Khan: Team-mate and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan wrote on Sehwag’s twitter page, “Cheers! congratulations!! way to go buddy!”

West Indies’ explosive opener Chris Gayle: “Well, I did watch some of that innings by Viru…. Brilliant striking!! Congrats on ur 219.. That’s child abuse! The Mask would say, Smoking!”

Mahesh Bhupathi: “Holy cow is all I am gonna say about that innings. Amazing stuff by Viru. As Johnny Mac

would say “you can’t be serious,”

Sania Mirza: “What an achievement. What a player. Hats off to Sehwag.”

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