India v West Indies, 4th ODI, Indore December 8, 2011

Sehwag wins series for India with record 219

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India 418 for 5 (Sehwag 219, Gambhir 67, Raina 55) beat West Indies 265 (Ramdin 96, Jadeja 3-34, Rahul Sharma 3-43) by 153 runs
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It took nearly four decades for a batsman to score the first double-century in one-day international cricket but less than two years for the second. Virender Sehwag, the batsman most touted to break Sachin Tendulkar's record for the highest individual ODI score, didn't merely break it - he shattered it and raised the bar so high that it's hard to imagine anyone, apart from Sehwag himself, raising it higher.

Unlike Tendulkar in Gwalior, Sehwag wasn't running out of time as he raced towards 200 in Indore. He got there in the 44th over and had made 219 off 149 balls by the time he was dismissed in the 47th. And in one of cricket's stranger coincidences, both ODI double-centuries were scored in the same Indian state - Madhya Pradesh - at venues less than 500 kilometres apart.

Sehwag's performance led India to 418 for 5, their highest ODI total, and sealed victory in the five-match series against West Indies. It was an innings characteristic of Sehwag's approach to batting. He hit his second ball for four and simply did not stop. He took plenty of risks too, surviving two run-out chances and two dropped catches, but thundered on, ensuring India's run-rate stayed above seven after the 15th over. Sehwag's only out-of-character moment came in the 20th over, when he dived to avoid being run out. Sehwag never dives. It was a sign that he was determined to stay the course. He went to 50 off 41 balls, to 100 off 69 balls, to 150 off 112 and past 200 off 140. The record was broken with a withering cut that sped to the backward-point boundary, and he celebrated with an aggressive fist-pump before breaking into a smile.

Before this game, and after each of the previous three, Sehwag had admitted that the top-order failures, which he contributed to, were the reason India had struggled in their chases. Sehwag had made a duck in the previous match in Ahmedabad, where India lost, but led by example today.

India did two things differently at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. They chose to bat for the first time in the series and also opened with their strongest combination, Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, pushing Parthiv Patel down the order. The upshot of those decisions was an opening partnership of 176 that began smoothly, picked up speed, and gathered the momentum of a runaway train before it was eventually ended, inevitably, by a run-out.

A strong crowd continued the trend of resurging attendances during the home ODIs and they cheered the first boundary in the second over, when Sehwag flicked Ravi Rampaul's first ball for four - a welcome he would give several other West Indian bowlers. Sehwag looked dangerous from the start. Gambhir did not. After making only 3 off 15 balls, Gambhir finally had the width he needed and cut Kemar Roach to the point boundary.

Both batsmen could have been dismissed on 20, though. Sehwag had given up hope of making his ground but Kieron Pollard missed the stumps from point, and Andre Russell dropped Gambhir on his follow through. Gambhir began to steer, cut and drive through the off side frequently, going over fielders' heads and placing wide of the boundary riders. Seven of his first nine fours were in this region. India ended the mandatory Powerplay on 63 for 0.

The field spread after that but it didn't matter. Sehwag and Gambhir scored 45 runs between overs 11 and 15. This passage began with Sehwag hoisting the offspinner Sunil Narine's first ball over the long-on boundary. He then launched Darren Sammy's first inside out over extra cover. This passage ended with Sehwag hammering Narine again, this time into the stands beyond deep midwicket.

The field came in for the bowling Powerplay and Gambhir immediately cut Roach through point, and then dabbed for a single to reach his half-century off 51 balls. The smash-and-dab combo was a feature of the partnership. Sehwag got to his hundred with a fierce cut, hit in the air, brushing the fingertips of the leaping fielder at point before speeding to the boundary. The next ball, he ran Gambhir out, to a direct hit from Samuels. Visibly upset with himself, Sehwag continued to punish West Indies.

When he was hitting fours, Sehwag preferred to go square of the wicket, flicking and glancing the numerous deliveries he received on the pads, and opening the face to pepper the backward-point boundary. When he wanted six, he usually went straighter, targeting the arc between midwicket and long-on. He hit 25 fours and seven sixes in all. On 170, in the 38th over, Sehwag spooned Rampaul towards cover, where Sammy dropped a dolly, leaving the bowler distraught.

The rest of the innings was a blur of boundaries and landmarks. Suresh Raina got to his half-century off 42 balls. India reached 300 in 39.1 overs. Sehwag broke his personal best - 175 against Bangladesh in the World Cup - with a flick to the square-leg boundary. He went past 8000 ODI runs with a chip over the fielder at short fine leg. That shot took him from 191 to 195, and soon he was cutting Russell to send India into rapture. When Sehwag was dismissed - lofting Pollard to the substitute Anthony Martin at long-off - most of the West Indian fielders came from far and wide to shake his hand.

Sehwag did not come out to field - the only blot on his performance - and watched from the dressing room as West Indies' top-order batsmen crashed and burned amid a flurry of shots. India's debutant legspinner Rahul Sharma struck with the last ball of each of his first three overs in international cricket, bowling Marlon Samuels, Danza Hyatt and Pollard to leave West Indies reeling at 100 for 5.

Rahul, who's been in India's squads since the home ODIs against England but stayed on the bench, bowled a variety of deliveries. He sent down legbreaks, googlies and topspinners at varying speeds, but it was the one delivered quicker that brought him success.

Samuels tried to cut a fast topspinner but bottom-edged it onto his stumps. Hyatt then stepped out of the crease, but was yorked by a fast legbreak. The ball pitched outside leg stump and spun between the batsman's pads to bowl him. Pollard was the next to go, swinging across the line and missing a topspinner that clipped off stump.

After losing more wickets, West Indies decided to bat out time instead of playing shots, and the match ended in stark contrast to how it began - tamely. Denesh Ramdin, however, made 96, his best score and the highest by a West Indies wicketkeeper in ODIs. His 64-run partnership with No. 11 Sunil Narine merely kept India on the field longer than they would have liked.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on December 11, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    Wow this was amazing man i couldnt even believe ma eyes.. Anyways congrats Shewag but plz Biswajit Nayak.... this isnt a game of dominance but a game of real gentlemen so show some respect to other nations too... India is a good team but its not only about them... We all should respectt each and every player... Yaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr....

  • on December 10, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    For Sehwag, the triple hundred in ODI's is likely in future. Vehemence of power, favoured by luck, excellent technical batting, majestic supporters, and a perfect pitch.... Thus, it is possible for him.......

  • on December 10, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    Wow....its can getable by Indian only......now, we have two gems like Sehewag & Sachin of Indian Cricket to cross the all other milestone as well....& I hope after him nobody in the world to cross there Records......Well-done India…..keep making all the records …..& dominate the world of cricket….

  • maddy20 on December 10, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    @RandyOZ Atleast its better than the 47 alklk out Aus scored against SA and the 136 against NZ. It seems the Aussies continue to belittle achievements of other countries' players even when they are about to hit rock bottom. Lets hope that they will learn their lesson after they are humbled by India!

  • Harmony111 on December 9, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    @dms1972:-

    Firstly, you yourself are so confused in your reasoning. Please fix the ground of your argument and then argue over it through and through. Don't change the criteria on your whims. Either stick to the non BD/Zim criteria or to the less/more test matches criteria. Secondly, where in my last comments have I said or even indicated that Ponting is not one of the greats? In fact, had you been more observant, you would have seen my admiration for Ponting in my past comments. Thirdly, even if we extrapolate Ponting's record to Sachin's test count, Ponting still falls short. So Ponting falls short on the BD/Zim criteria, falls short on the test match extrapolation criteria and Ponting would fall short even if we take his full career avg and consider Sachin's reduced avg and then extrapolate. Btw, your data is wrong, check it again. So on the criteria chosen by you (not me) if SRT still has a better record than RP, what does it tell you? If X>Y would you still say Y is more than X?

  • Spiceguy on December 9, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    Virendar Sehwag - The first "human" to score 200 in ODI, previous one was GOD

  • ramesh5 on December 9, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    Tom Swyer, why are you excluding Sewag in your world eleven? Without any bias he is the best batsman in the world in any form of Cricket. Did you not Know that Greame Pollock rates him as the best in the world, greater than Sachin, or Petersen or Rahul Dravid or Ricky Pointing or Alister Cook. You were lucky, he was not fully fit to play in England and England had an easy victory over India in Test Matches. Though most Indians may not agree, Sachin is not the best Indian batsman. East or west Sewag is the best.

    Sewag is in a different league altogether comprising of Bradman, Lara,Sobers, Viv Richards and Hammond greatest of all time cricket greats. Have you seen Sewag's 319 against South Africa, Bowlers Tini, Dayle stein, Morkel, or his 309 against Pakistan, Bowlers Shoib Akthar,Umar Gul and Md.Sami or his 293 against Srilanka bowlers, Muthaiya Murlitharan, Malinga, Mendis.. if you do not rate Sewag in your first world eleven, then you do not know Cricket. Ramesh,Mumbai

  • NairUSA on December 9, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Cannot blame WI. They played with commitment as they usually do. However, they were just 'sehwaged' and no team can survive that.

  • Samdowerah on December 9, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    Hats off to Sehwag.But we should not compare Sachin's innings with that of Sehwag's.And the West Indies bowling line up is one of the worst in the world.

  • on December 9, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    First, to India and Sehwag, congratulations on a dominating performance. As a West Indian, I was awed by the batting of the Indian side and Sehwag. West Indies surrendered the series with a bad fielding display, and I do believe Sammy should take a break. He was one of the best fielders in the side--the pressure of leading is obviously getting to him. And no, I don't think he's the worst captain ever. He does have a lot to learn. As for the comments about how bad West Indies was--just a game ago, we tore grudging respect from the Indian supporters. West Indies gave them a fight all this tour, and their refusal to go down in this match until the last over has been ignored. Ramdhin has scored after all the degrading comments sent his way. I still think this tour has showed a new look team with a bright future. Witness the way Indians are celebrating when this was a contest between no.2 and no.8. Some respect is due from the commenters on this site. Go West Indies! I back you all the way.

  • on December 11, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    Wow this was amazing man i couldnt even believe ma eyes.. Anyways congrats Shewag but plz Biswajit Nayak.... this isnt a game of dominance but a game of real gentlemen so show some respect to other nations too... India is a good team but its not only about them... We all should respectt each and every player... Yaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr....

  • on December 10, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    For Sehwag, the triple hundred in ODI's is likely in future. Vehemence of power, favoured by luck, excellent technical batting, majestic supporters, and a perfect pitch.... Thus, it is possible for him.......

  • on December 10, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    Wow....its can getable by Indian only......now, we have two gems like Sehewag & Sachin of Indian Cricket to cross the all other milestone as well....& I hope after him nobody in the world to cross there Records......Well-done India…..keep making all the records …..& dominate the world of cricket….

  • maddy20 on December 10, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    @RandyOZ Atleast its better than the 47 alklk out Aus scored against SA and the 136 against NZ. It seems the Aussies continue to belittle achievements of other countries' players even when they are about to hit rock bottom. Lets hope that they will learn their lesson after they are humbled by India!

  • Harmony111 on December 9, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    @dms1972:-

    Firstly, you yourself are so confused in your reasoning. Please fix the ground of your argument and then argue over it through and through. Don't change the criteria on your whims. Either stick to the non BD/Zim criteria or to the less/more test matches criteria. Secondly, where in my last comments have I said or even indicated that Ponting is not one of the greats? In fact, had you been more observant, you would have seen my admiration for Ponting in my past comments. Thirdly, even if we extrapolate Ponting's record to Sachin's test count, Ponting still falls short. So Ponting falls short on the BD/Zim criteria, falls short on the test match extrapolation criteria and Ponting would fall short even if we take his full career avg and consider Sachin's reduced avg and then extrapolate. Btw, your data is wrong, check it again. So on the criteria chosen by you (not me) if SRT still has a better record than RP, what does it tell you? If X>Y would you still say Y is more than X?

  • Spiceguy on December 9, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    Virendar Sehwag - The first "human" to score 200 in ODI, previous one was GOD

  • ramesh5 on December 9, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    Tom Swyer, why are you excluding Sewag in your world eleven? Without any bias he is the best batsman in the world in any form of Cricket. Did you not Know that Greame Pollock rates him as the best in the world, greater than Sachin, or Petersen or Rahul Dravid or Ricky Pointing or Alister Cook. You were lucky, he was not fully fit to play in England and England had an easy victory over India in Test Matches. Though most Indians may not agree, Sachin is not the best Indian batsman. East or west Sewag is the best.

    Sewag is in a different league altogether comprising of Bradman, Lara,Sobers, Viv Richards and Hammond greatest of all time cricket greats. Have you seen Sewag's 319 against South Africa, Bowlers Tini, Dayle stein, Morkel, or his 309 against Pakistan, Bowlers Shoib Akthar,Umar Gul and Md.Sami or his 293 against Srilanka bowlers, Muthaiya Murlitharan, Malinga, Mendis.. if you do not rate Sewag in your first world eleven, then you do not know Cricket. Ramesh,Mumbai

  • NairUSA on December 9, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Cannot blame WI. They played with commitment as they usually do. However, they were just 'sehwaged' and no team can survive that.

  • Samdowerah on December 9, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    Hats off to Sehwag.But we should not compare Sachin's innings with that of Sehwag's.And the West Indies bowling line up is one of the worst in the world.

  • on December 9, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    First, to India and Sehwag, congratulations on a dominating performance. As a West Indian, I was awed by the batting of the Indian side and Sehwag. West Indies surrendered the series with a bad fielding display, and I do believe Sammy should take a break. He was one of the best fielders in the side--the pressure of leading is obviously getting to him. And no, I don't think he's the worst captain ever. He does have a lot to learn. As for the comments about how bad West Indies was--just a game ago, we tore grudging respect from the Indian supporters. West Indies gave them a fight all this tour, and their refusal to go down in this match until the last over has been ignored. Ramdhin has scored after all the degrading comments sent his way. I still think this tour has showed a new look team with a bright future. Witness the way Indians are celebrating when this was a contest between no.2 and no.8. Some respect is due from the commenters on this site. Go West Indies! I back you all the way.

  • on December 9, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    Virendra Sehwag is the 1st HUMAN to hit a Double Century(219) in ODIs. . . . 1st was hit by GOD: Sachin Tendulkar.!!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    Wishes 4 double ton in India... Try at least for a ton in Aus..!!!

  • IndiaNumeroUno on December 9, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Looks like Australia is now officially called the "21/9" team!! LOL!!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    my office canteen was nothing less than the stadium when sehwag did hit that boundary taking him to 200 mark

  • dicky_boy on December 9, 2011, 11:25 GMT

    MR RANDY OZ I ACCEPT YOUR FACTS ABOUT SACHIN AND SEHWAG SACHIN PLAYED VERY SLOWLY IN THE END TO GET HIS 200 I REMEMBER SEHWAG JUST NEVER CARES , ALL OF US INDIANS KNOW THIS TOO BUT WE DON'T ACCEPT IT

  • Vinodha19 on December 9, 2011, 10:37 GMT

    Even I cant score these runs in a video game. The 3 things that seprate Shewag and other hitters are, hand-eye cordination, picking the gaps, sweetest timing. Real demolition. Hope u continue this. All d bst fr Oz series.

  • pentimulite on December 9, 2011, 9:51 GMT

    go sehwag next is brendon mccullum and chris gayle

  • on December 9, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    great knock will take time to break this record in ODI MATCH,good on sewag, cheers paul anthony australia melbourne.

  • on December 9, 2011, 9:19 GMT

    Can he hit 119 in a T20 to go with his 319 and 219?

  • on December 9, 2011, 9:05 GMT

    Pakistani and Aussie fans- Sehwag, by scoring 219 has made sure that this knock does not belong to a country alone. This knock is for cricket and all who love it. So lets not squbble. We can with his 175 against Bangladesh. That belongs to India. Just like Sachin's 200, or Hanif Mohammad's 335 or Lara's 400 belong to cricket as a whole.

  • atthipatti on December 9, 2011, 8:50 GMT

    @RandyOZ....mate did you notice this....common numbers in 219 & 21/9!!! ROFLMAO

  • SenthilN on December 9, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    With reference to some comments below on the nature of the batsman-friendly pitch to slight this tremendous achievement: Well- well, there were 19 other batsmen who also played in the same pitch. Did any one else even score a century?

  • on December 9, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    my world ODI team-shewag,amla,kohli,kallis,devillrs,hussey,dhon (cpt)i,watson,afridi,ajmal,malinga...my test team: amla,cook,sangakkara,sachin,dravid,kallis,watson,vettory,swann,steyn,anderson.thisthe worls best

  • VinodGupte on December 9, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    i see some AUS followers are belittling this feat by calling this pitch flat. i am certain the same people cheered for Watson who scored 185* against BAN the other day. there is no reason why someone like watson or warner cannot repeat such a feat, so AUS followers should take a chill pill.

  • on December 9, 2011, 8:21 GMT

    Incedible-Extraordinary-Mind blowing: this was what i felt seeing the performance of Virender Sehwag(219) as he shattered Sachin Tendulkar's record for the highest individual ODI score and raised the bar so high that it's hard to imagine.Kudos to the effort of the gentleman ,proud moment for the country,congratulations to the Indian Skipper,hope that there are many more such innings to follow..

  • on December 9, 2011, 8:14 GMT

    See all those calling Indian pitches are road I fully agree with you but you should remember that scoring be it a fifty, 100 or 150 or 200 or taking 3 wickets, 4 or 5 wickets is a rare happening be it in odis or tests or t20s so pls give credit to those performers irrespective of the teams they represent & even if you're not going to change better don't watch cricket-matches. Hats off to Sehwag & the way he is going who knows he might even break 300 in odi's. & for heavens sake don't compare Sehwag with Sachin since his role model itself is Sachin & do remember it is actually Sachin who mentored him SA when both of them thrashed the SA attack to score identical tons (previously Sehwag used to get out after making a quick fire 30 or 40 or 50. & he can never break the record of 99 centuries, the amount of runs Sachin has made in odis, tests since age is not in favour of Sehwag apart from fitness. regards, r neil rashan.

  • Adsum9936 on December 9, 2011, 8:12 GMT

    Those who are talking about dead indian pitches & about class of Indian batsman i'm sure there nonsense players must be wanting 2 take a tuition from this master.

  • team_indian on December 9, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    @ Raheel Akhtar. Ha ha. Nice joke Mr Akhtar. And all those matches need to be played on "lively" Pakistani pitches???? Same place where this very same Viru scored a triple ton and at a very good rate? Give credit where its due mate!!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    Shewagh yesterday u was brilliant

  • Govender on December 9, 2011, 8:01 GMT

    @ qasim.haider1, RandyOZ, Raheel Akhtar - Why are you'll complaining that double hundreds are only scored in India - don't be jealous about Team India, be proud because 2 of the best individuals in ODI history ever got to 200. Which other person came close to scoring a double hundred in India, if I remember correctly, Shane Watson came the closest to 200 and that was not even in India but Sehwag and Tendulkar made their 200's in style against good opponents, WI & SA respectively. Good or bad pitches, scoring over 200 is a great achievement. Only Sehwag will break that ODI record again and he will break also break Lara's Test record soon.

  • TheIndiaRockers on December 9, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    Mr unknown- bounce pitches must be banned nothing for batsman stop all this nonsense comments. a good player must play all the kind of pitches like kumble kapil mcgrath wasim etc. y other teams are not able to score in flat pitches, isnt dont have ability to bat in flat pitch? Indians r going to prove in aus just wait for few weeks.......

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:54 GMT

    After a long wait Viru proved he can lead team India to a memorable victory and lead the word record in double tons in the ODI at a strike rate of 142. Hats off to Viru and the young brigade. If Viru can provide a good start, team India can decimate any team in the world. But the initial throttle is the one that goes by his instinct which in any case is his great hand-eye co-ordination. If such performance can be repeated down under at Australian pitches it would amount to mighty records that would tumble. Let wisdom prevail and never should team India engage in media hype and cause unwanted tension on the field. Viru just concentrate on the game and do your best leaving the rest to the Almighty Great - HE will take care -

  • TheIndiaRockers on December 9, 2011, 7:53 GMT

    @RandyOZ--> 21/9 lol best batting never seen. Before commenting on other team check yours. well played SA hats off great performance .

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    Congrats Veeru... You deserve more of these. Most of the players got the opportunity play against weaker bowling attack on flat tracks. It only matters when they make it count and Veeru did it and hence he is exceptional... He hit 219 and I don't want to compare his skill with other classical players.. and None in the current Era has the ability to demolish the opponent's attack... People might say warnet, watson etc., .. Once they reach this milestone in reality then we will see if we can compare....

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    great effort no doubt, record are always made for break, sehwag can also hit tripple century

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:51 GMT

    Sehwag d new don on d eve of don2, australians beware of this DONNNNNNN.!!!!!!! make some noise for d desi boy!!!!!!!!!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    INDIA in matches Won Matches Runs Avg Gambhir 19 1429 49.28 Sehwag 35 3053 57.60 Dravid 54 4927 65.69 Sachin 61 5473 67.57 laxman 45 3157 52.92

    This is in test matches and am sure sachin n dravid will have hig avg's in matches won by India in ODI's too.

    in a class there might be student who gets 1st rank in state but class pass % can be low as there will be main students who failed. In sachins case its like that.. he puts 100% effort wheneven he plays but if India loses its not because of him.. don foget that he is 2nd highest scorer in this years world cup. just think how you would feel when India loses after you hit 100. you would scold complete team to hell. but scahin just walks calm to dressing room with his head down after nehras last over in match against SA in world cup.

  • VVS_a_class_act on December 9, 2011, 7:37 GMT

    Its very sad that when Indian batsmen failed total world start criticizing that Indians don't have talent, if our batsmen done well then start criticizing about pitches and opposition.... When will you guys accept the facts?????? If we start criticizing your palyers, we will start with So called great Sir Dan Bradman, he scored all his runs in Oz and Eng only when the fileders are like spectators who simply clapping instead of trying to stop the ball. If you feel home advantage, flat pitches blah blah why cant your greats failed to score like this? Becoz it requires some talent and intent which lacks in your's. Stop being jelous and try to appricite good cricket.....

  • IndiaNumeroUno on December 9, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    For those complaining about "flat pitches"... how many batsmen from your teams have scored a double century when touring India?.. LOL!!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    sehwag has given the best in him and his record making ability wont stop in a short time........ it should be accepted that only he can break his records.......

  • Precioustar84 on December 9, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    ps. West Indies bowlers are not the best of the best but they do have some talents in the team like Rampaul and Roach. I cannot understand why Sammy took himself off after 3 overs. That is insane move from a captain as it demonstrates he cannot take initiative or have any confidence with himself. All bowlers were getting smashed but that never stopped their bowlers from fighting so its sad to see some non-India supporters take away the credit. If WI were so easy to beat or to score off of on any pitch, you people would've seen everyone achieving this feat quite often. There are plenty talented batsmen out there outside of India that can do this and one of them is suppose to be included in the WI team itself. Its any bowlers nightmare so feel lucky that Sehwag isn't unleashed quite often as he should be on ANY pitch. Anyway, Congrats to Sehwag!! Its true that some people can never be fully satisfied. Cricinfo please publish

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:17 GMT

    @DrAtharAbbas I would be happy if India faces Hafeez, Ajmal whatever other high ranked bowler you throw at us.. because they are all spinners and Indians are arguably the best players of spin. you guys should be very scared we have worked out warne and mendis, and i am sure Ajmal is not as great as Warne yet. We are itching to play in Pakistan against your world class attack. I hope you make a green top so that your spinners can bowl on them. I dont understand why do you have this inferiority complex. Sehwag's innings was brilliant flat track or not. By the way when was the last time you played at home !!!

  • mathewjohn2176 on December 9, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    Even though I support srilanka and Australia,sehwag batting is delight to watch for ,his stroke play is so good.why many Pakistan fans are making negative comments about sehwag 219? I don't understand,he made 300 against pakistan in multan with a best bowling attack.Try to appreciate ,rather than commenting with jealous.He made 293 against srilanka when entire Indian team struggling to cope with ajantha mendis.congrats viru for this great record.

  • bobbo2 on December 9, 2011, 7:14 GMT

    So another road with nothing in it for the bowlers? Must have been in India! But well done anyway.

  • BONG_IN_CHENNAI on December 9, 2011, 7:13 GMT

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    - Sultan of Multan or KING of INDORE, is above all.

  • Precioustar84 on December 9, 2011, 7:05 GMT

    Here we go again with the flat vs lively pitches battle. If India's pitches are that easy to score runs off of than I don't understand why this type of feat isn't achieved more often. Esp by the teams that once ruled all over the world as they were known as the best of the best on ANY pitch, home or away. Wonder why no other batsmen has ever crossed that mark in their home grounds either. India isn't the only team playing on home conditions so why aren't other teams as 'mighty' at home? Also, interesting to see how quickly people look away and ignore facts like Sehwag has scored 150+ multiple times on DIFFERENT grounds around the world. Some say Indians don't give credit where its due-maybe you all should read below to some of the non-India supporters but again you guys are too arrogant and ready to ignore. If Indians make records, its the pitch; if any other player does so, its sheer talent. Double standards are so common around here, isn't it. Cricinfo please publish

  • Romenevans on December 9, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    @RandyOZ - Why your punter couldn't score a double on our flat tracks? Forget about scoring on flat tracks, poor old guy will be out of breathe after 100 odd runs. LOL

  • jasonpete on December 9, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    @raheel akhtar,I too feel the same,even the third class batsmen Anwar made runs in flat Indian pitches,Anwar record is put to shame by another third class batsman shewag ,that too without substitute runner.anwar record looks pretty cheap in that dead Indian wickets,it should be scrapped as well.nothing left to to say more.publish cricinfo

  • Romenevans on December 9, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    @cavanough - My Granny also scored a 319 against her buddy's local street team. ROFLMAO!

  • East_West on December 9, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    @Rahel Akthar- thanks for reminding about INDIAN PITCHES- hmm...let me guess, Viru scored a 300 in Pakistan, so you think Pakistan pitches should be BANNED as well:)...let me take another wild guess, is this why NO ONE IS PLAYING INTERNATIONAL CRICKET in your beloved country???

  • on December 9, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    as expected, reutter, mind blowing inning

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:59 GMT

    Raheel Akhtar we can understand your pain.........but i think forget 319 in pakistan......hahahhahhahah

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:47 GMT

    Raheel Akhtar this comment should have came in 1997 when Saeed Anwar made 194 in Chennai. And don't forget that Sehwag already had a Triple Century against Pakistan. Don't ever comment like this without any Cricket knowledge.

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    fastest triple century in test......fastest double century in odi........only cricketer in the history of cricket who dares to hit a six on 295........single player to hit a century double century and a triple cenury in test and century and double in odi.......ur the best of all time....keep going......

  • soumyas on December 9, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    @RandyOZ, if indian pitches are like that...then why can't opponent batsmen score 200's...???

  • soumyas on December 9, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    compared to tendulkar's 200 which was against best bowling attack of SA consisting of steyn,morkel in a bigger ground with best fielders around without any lifes......this innings doesn't look so great...becauze of the fact that smaller boundaries, weaker bowling attack and loose feilding coupled with 2-3 dropped chances...

  • Sautrik on December 9, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    Seriously Pak fans, what is your problem?... every single page on cricinfo highlighting indian success has comments from you guys like - bad bowling, flat pitches, match fixing... He scored a 200!! something which has not been done since the start of ODI cricket!. you don't show this same hatred to another team's success, then why india? and when one article about india's bad performance comes out, in between 10 positive articles, you guys seem to express all your joy through it! obviously not all of you are like that, some like Hasan Askari do commend this achievement. india or pakistan, an achievement is an achievement, so stop being sour that 2 indians crossed saeed anwar's 194 record. i don't mind commending pakistan's achievements being indian.

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:29 GMT

    We like to see such a big score in Australia !.

  • sAiyAnstAr on December 9, 2011, 6:24 GMT

    Well batted by Sehwag, and yes, 219 is a great achievement. Unfortunately we will not see that when he comes to Australia. I believe that once he hits the bouncy, pacey wickets over here, that 200 will be long forgotten. Tendulkar will be the only shining light for batting over here.

    I think it will be a Sri Lanka vs Australia final in the Tri-series.

  • travelunlimited on December 9, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    when sachin find very dificult to get one Hunder for his 100 tons , Sehwags Double Hundred shows that Only Person Who can break sachin record is Sehwag. And Whole India will be happy for Sehwag records not sure about sachin tendulkar as he dont like his records to be broken for which he is still playing

  • vadwala on December 9, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    Congrats viru.....……!!!!!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    great job veeru......you are a hero now

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:12 GMT

    Well no one has done this before mate.. cricket becomes entertaining when the players score real fast runs, so we need these kind of pitches to make cricket in people's way.. And why not a batsman with Sehwag's Callibre (may be only he and Sachin ever) can exploit it to the maximum.. Well done Viru..!

  • Arjun_CB on December 9, 2011, 6:11 GMT

    @ RandyOZ: Yes indian pitches are traditionally Flat tracks, then let me ask you one question.. why other teams in the world couldn't able to perfom well in Indian pitches?? However the wicket still you have to bat well to score runs..

    @qasim.haider1 : Yes It is a Big Deal..... West indian bowling is not pathetic or average.. they have a deascent bowling attach(except sammy).... In India in the world cup PAK,AUS,ENG all played against weeker side and why they couldnt able to score 200 in India?? in Flat track??

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    Who are the West Indies ?? I remember a team from yesteryear called the west indies but these guys are nothing but imposters and have been for the last 10 years.

  • Mashood_Pakistan on December 9, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    Well played West Indies Bowlers :D. Followers of such great ancestors in Marshall, Walsh, Roberts, Ambrose, Bishop. Those guys must be ashamed of you after this performance because you are definitely not going to be ashamed of yourself.

    Amazing batting performance by Sehwag. It is even impossible to imagine breaking this record. Congrats to Team India to have such a player in their team. Also we are thankful that we are living in the era of such legends and have seen them playing.

  • atthipatti on December 9, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    @Logesh Baskar....Dude...The List A & First class records include Intl Test matches & Intl ODIs too.....

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    ''Proud to be an Indian'' well done viru...

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:45 GMT

    @Raheel Akhtar If Viru is third class batsman then who is the First class bats man? I am sure you hate Indian batsman. If you remember Viru scored 319 against the world best bowling attack (Pakistan) in Pakistan.

  • LIBRAS_RULE on December 9, 2011, 5:45 GMT

    Seriously speaking am i the only person who has a problem with sehwag not coming out to field when West Indies were batting? Where is the strike of balance in cricket? If a fielder is off the field then there should be no substitute seeing as a batsman is not allowed a runner. This is rubbish total rubbish

  • vishnu1503 on December 9, 2011, 5:45 GMT

    @ qasim.haider1 ,@obot - Saeed Anwar 194, he used a runner for more than 80% of his innings dude, but still it was a world record at the time and you cant take that away from Anwar.

    Similarly, pls see my previous comments. If there are/were better players than Sehwag why haven't they scored double hundreds yet? Have none of them played in India, have none of them played on flat tracks? Have none of them played against weak opposition bowling? All top batsmen in the world have had ample opportuntiy to play matches in the same circumstances as Sehwag but none of them have been able to capitalise on it. Making it count is what matters, and Sehwag managed to do that. A world record is a world record, the fact remains that no one has done it before.

  • Ashar8983 on December 9, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    well done veeru!!!!!!! now its time to break laras record....i hope he will break in oz..well done veeru.!!!!!!!!!11

  • atthipatti on December 9, 2011, 5:41 GMT

    I have nothing against Mr. Saeed Anwar, who once upon a time scored 194 against us in Chennai. Respect! But for some friends from across the border, who's still reminiscent of that knock, let me remind you of something - Your guy managed to score those runs with the help of a runner who had much younger legs & in the process din't need to run for his partner. Sorry to say but that 194 doesn't even come closer to a couple of 150s scored by our Gambhir or that 151* by Jayasuriya against us, let alone those scores in excess of 170s by the other greats!!!!

  • Scube on December 9, 2011, 5:39 GMT

    @RandyOz: Hats off to your impeccable knowledge on cricket! By the way, can you throw some light on why your bestest batsman of all time, bradman included, scored a record 12 runs in 6 innings on Indian roads and manged as much as ONE century in 12 tests on the same roads: Probably both records for a #3? Is it because he is too keen playing for the team!?!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 9, 2011, 5:34 GMT

    Critics of this knock are just sad, depressed and unhealthy souls. I didn't know that there are so many sad and unhealthy souls on this planet. Array baysharamiyon, these are rare feats! And this isn't the first time ODI was played on a batting track in a smallish ground! Even a hundred would be appreciated and people wouldn't say even I could score a hundred on this track, this ground etc. The fact that such reactions are being posted just goes to show how sad people are because of this 200 and how sad and desperate people are to demean it. How mean! And why compare with Anwar's 194? Anwar's was a great feat too. Can't we appreciate each of these knocks without devaluing Sehwag's knock? On the contrary, Sehwag not only ran for his runs, but he ran for his partner's runs also. How is this 219 inferior to a 194 in which Anwar didn't run for more than a 100 of his own runs, let alone running for his partner's runs. My God! People can be this sad about a 200? Beggars belief!

  • satanswish on December 9, 2011, 5:32 GMT

    Darren Sammy is taking WI team to Kenyan standard. Overall WI fielding in current ODI series has been pretty ordinary & captain setting up bad example for dropping catches.

  • dariuscorny on December 9, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    drop Abhimanyu Mithun he is a very ordinary bowler.pick Varun Aaron and Irfan Pathan for the next match.i was surprised wen i heard that Mithun was chosen to tour Aus replacing P kumar.well i can understand that too many southern cricket administrators controlling cricket in India.slowly and gradually they will draft in M Vijay too.dey r destroying the real talent in promoting players from some certain region.if the promoted player was talented this question wud hv never arised.

  • satanswish on December 9, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    @RandyOZ - Remember highest aggregate team total is scored in South Africa. Now beat that...lol

  • qasim.haider1 on December 9, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    yeah big deal!scoring 219 runs on a flat Indian wicket against the bowling attack of west indies.....

  • duraimadhu on December 9, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    Thousand Thank to Darren Sammy to drop SEHWAG catch when he was in 170 nad he took the advatage to score double century in ODI history................

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:16 GMT

    Well Done VIRU! You are 'GENIOUS'. You hane made every Indian Proud.

  • RandyOZ on December 9, 2011, 5:14 GMT

    200s are only scored in India because the pitches are like roads.

  • RandyOZ on December 9, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    Well done Sehwag, batting for the team, something Sachin will never know. A Brilliant 219, way better than Sachins.

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:11 GMT

    I think Indian Grounds should be banned to play International Cricket such a third class Dead pitches nothing for the bowlers and everything for the batsmen even third class batsman like sehwag scored 200 plus such a shame. nothing more left to be said

  • harrizsd on December 9, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    We salute u sehwag..for the world record... I see some negative comments,people are not ready to appreciate the effort of this great man......But we Indian always appreciate an effort that who ever have made..... Jai Ho.........You make us proud.........

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    heartiest congrats to veeru !!!! i always wanted him to do something big and he did it!!!!most importantly now india should know that he is the true match winner. they should know that he is far better player than old sachin

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:02 GMT

    Well Well Well what an innings great performance by sehwag...... Guys why u always fight indians are this and Pakistanis are these.... I am from PAK whether the pitch is dead or bouncy 219 in ODI its an achievement bravo to sehwag... Its never easy to make a ton and he made double ton it was a treat to watch :) WI cricket its a time to wake up get chris gayle in the team atleast that one man can change the game like sehwag...

  • VinodGupte on December 9, 2011, 5:02 GMT

    @dms1972 - indians respect Ponting. as for me, i began to dislike him only because he was a threat to SRT, but over the years, have come to respect him a lot. trust me, there were many who felt disappointed when he was booed by the crowd after the WC QF few months ago. and there were many who felt sad when he lost ashes and then his captaincy. the sample of cricket fans on this cricinfo forum is not a good sample. most posters come here with an agenda and fight. many here who say they dislike Ponting must actually be admiring him. btw, several indians regard warne as the greatest AUS cricketer after bradman and the best spin bowler ever. and there's no doubt about Don Bradman's status of being the best ever cricketer.

  • on December 9, 2011, 4:56 GMT

    wat a innings hero viru . u break ur record by u .

  • on December 9, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    After such a display, Wi dont even have pride to play for. Seems like it was primary school boys vs Seasoned test players in the nets. Gibson and Sammy and Richardson and WICBC have taken WI cricket to the morgue. Congrats VIRU.

  • on December 9, 2011, 4:44 GMT

    Wish Sri Virendar Sehwag the very best. Hats off to him. Now its Sri Tendulkar's turn to beat the record. Its amazing innings. What an eye and hand coordination. He has played the cricket better than Sir Viv Richards of WEst Indies. God bless him regards raju

  • satanswish on December 9, 2011, 4:43 GMT

    Sehwag is the chief contributor for India's success in last decade. He can be regarded as a Successor of Viv Richards who can play all formats of the game with swashbuckling attitude. Congrats Sehwag!!

  • kayk19 on December 9, 2011, 4:28 GMT

    only sehwag can break dis record once again....sehwag's first 300 came in pakistan only. v indians atleast play well at home but pakistan doesnt play at all.even anwar hit 194 on a flat pitch only...anwar record stood for 12 yrs sehwag's record will stand forever........

  • on December 9, 2011, 4:27 GMT

    Veeru! Blaster of World Records !!!

  • ani146 on December 9, 2011, 4:23 GMT

    Some of the comments makes me feel as if ONLY India plays matches on HOME turf, while the rest of the world plays AWAY games... Just because he scored his double hundred in India, doesn't take away the brilliance from Sehwag's innings.... Even some present day INTERNATIONAL cricketers applauded the effort... But alas, some cricket pundits on this forum don't think so... GROW UP KIDS... If it were that easy, every Tom-Dick-Harry would have a double hundred against their name on home grounds...

  • vishnu1503 on December 9, 2011, 4:16 GMT

    Agreed that the track was pretty flat and the bowling was pretty ordinary, that however does not take away from the fact that in 3200+ ODI's played till date no one has made a higher individual score. This is not the first time that an ODI is being played on flat tracks against an inexperienced bowling attack, we have had a huge number of games being played against associate countries and new teams like Bangladesh and Zim, however no batsman has been able to make a similar score even against the weakest of opposition and on some very flat tracks (WC 2011 etc). Some of the top batsmen in world cricket today have had numerous opportunties to play againt weak opposition teams on flat tracks, but still no one has come close to what Sehwag achived yesterday. So while you may choose to argue against the "value" of Sehwags innings you cannot argue against the fact that it is a world record, one that has not been achieved in 40 years and 3200+ games spanning the history of ODI cricket.

  • Obot on December 9, 2011, 4:12 GMT

    Well, Indian bullies can only perform on: 1) flat tracks. 2) home ground :) . similarly Sachin scores 200. Unlike SAEED ANWAR who scored 194 at CHENNAI againts India not any underdog like Indian always does....

  • on December 9, 2011, 4:06 GMT

    It is a bad sign for Aussie and will be nightmare for them to bowl to him, esp. if he is in form. When Tendulkar is in form, it is a treat for spectators & Cricket but when viru is in form, he is a Serial (series) killer !!!!

  • Cricket_Master_Mind on December 9, 2011, 3:58 GMT

    I had just seen the stats of Hi run scored by individuals against all the opposition. And surprised to see No Batsman Succeeded to score more then 150 runs against Pakistan except Brian Lara ( Scored twice) All other teams had given away for more the 5 times, Pakistan strong bowling stands out from the rest.

  • on December 9, 2011, 3:55 GMT

    Valiant valiant effort really from Sehwag, huge congratulations! It was a pleasure to watch him blaze away like that, like beyond anyone's imagination.

    200 in ODI was out of imagination, truly, but due to the batting friendly rules, batting friendly pitches, batting friendly crowds & somehow weaker bowlers, it's been reached & not only but twice. & I won't wonder if Sehwag's record is bettered by anyone, including himself coz ODI is entirely batsmen dominated format of the sport. But Test is still there where one is really Tested. Just for the record, if u analyse big scores in ODIs and Tests, you will easily come to the conclusion that batting in ODIs has been far too easier when compared it to the ranks of Tests. The example that there have been 2 double hundreds already in ODIs in 40+ years and just one score of 400 in Test in over 100+ years is enough to showcase the difference.

    Sehwag's double certainly heightens his stature but more than it, it shows how great B.C.Lara is!

  • euphony69 on December 9, 2011, 3:55 GMT

    I would like to congratulate Shewag for this but unfortunately he did this in India against a weak WI team (worse than Ranji team) Shewag is a dummy when he goes overseas. In top 10 one day international scores six of them were recorded in India and four of them happen to Indians who achieved this . This pretty much shows how batting friendly Indian pitches are

  • Amol_Gh on December 9, 2011, 3:41 GMT

    People shouldn't forget the 195 he got IN AUS in tests.

  • rko_rules on December 9, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    I'd like my kids to be like Virender Sehwag. Though I am not married yet!!

  • syedhisam on December 9, 2011, 3:24 GMT

    Sehwag is amazing player. He smashed all top bowlers of the world at different locations in Pakistan. SouthAfrica, Australia, & New Zealand.

    He smashed Shoaib Akhter, Wasim Akram & Waqar to places of ground during classic Ind/Pak match in 2003 worldcup.

  • on December 9, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    all expecting that and he fulfills all expectation...

  • on December 9, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    its nice to watch a single batsman scoring 219 runs were some teams struggle to get 200 runs with all their 10 batsman in the subcontinent piches.congrats viru

  • fearless69 on December 9, 2011, 3:12 GMT

    @dms1972, well said mate.. Virendra sehwag is definitely the most destructive batsman of all time.. And i wouldn't deny players like Shane watson & chris gayle if he returns to WI side, can achieve this 200 runs milestone on their day. And i can sense that sehwag will score 2nd double sooner or later.. He definitely is an allien, only he can break his own record now. His next target would be batting 50 overs. Hope he carries this form to Oz..

  • fearless69 on December 9, 2011, 2:57 GMT

    @Irfan Ahmad, Nothing new in that, all knows our bowling is weak.. But it's time to comment on our batting.. comment on sehwag mate.. LOL 219 runs world record, take a bow to sehwag.. We know you wont comment on good things about indian team.. :-D

  • samincolumbia on December 9, 2011, 2:52 GMT

    @Pak fans- Last time Veeru was in Pakistan, he plundered 319 runs against your 'fast' bowlers in juicy green pitches!! Be careful what you wish for. LOL.

  • PaddyRasta on December 9, 2011, 2:50 GMT

    @Metman I am not sweet on Ramdin but why not just say, well done, great knock (and it was). The fact that the other "batsmen" fell cheaply should not detract from his 2nd in a row solid innings. And in case you didn't notice, ALL the bowlers got licks, so singling out Narine is futile. I do agree with you on one thing though, yes open with spin and pace. Heck, India did this in the Tests and WI didn't learn from their hosts - Bishoo did not get a bowl until 25th over every time (sometimes not even before lunch) and Sehwag and Gambir were well away at ODI rate loving the ball coming onto the bat.

  • nlambda on December 9, 2011, 2:45 GMT

    @Irfan Ahmad: what was the result in the past two test series between WI and Pakistan? I best Pak won big. Oh wait ;-)

  • san789 on December 9, 2011, 2:41 GMT

    Is this ground the smallest one in the world which has the best flat pitch, I think any player who has shewag's style of batting can score a double here...

  • on December 9, 2011, 2:35 GMT

    Did someone notice the coincidence? Interestingly Sehwag's Test Int and ODI's highest scores exactly the same with this First class Test and ODI highest score...Something to watch out... quite amazing.

    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Tests 92 159 6 7980 319 ODIs 240 234 9 8025 219

    First class 156 260 10 12485 319 List A 310 299 14 9978 219

    Even Sehwag would have not noticed :)

    Fabulous innings it was..

  • lokesh.agarwal on December 9, 2011, 2:28 GMT

    @Irfan Ahmed. India did something on their home soil... that no other team has been able to do on their own home soil, twice now. So all this talk about flat track bullies and "tigers at home" is non sense. Its a flat track.. for BOTH sides.. the batting is easier.. for BOTH sides, so if India comes out on top.... lets not complain. Every team is difficult to beat in their home conditions. Case in point, the last two series between India and England.

    With that in mind, should we call England "swing pitch bullies" and Aus/South Africa "Bouncy track bullies"?? I dont think so...

  • on December 9, 2011, 2:14 GMT

    i must say what a inning ...verru is one of th living legend love his batting....love from Pakistan...

  • sundar77 on December 9, 2011, 2:12 GMT

    viru hits double ton, tendulkar hits double ton India won by 153 runs on both matches

  • jasonpete on December 9, 2011, 2:06 GMT

    @Dr artharabas,you need to appreciate good cricket even though if it's achieved by Indian,why no one from Pakistan cricket achieved this? Even Anwar got the odi record in India only against weak Indian bowling,it doesnt mean his record is bad,Even though I am not an Indian I expected sewage to break tendulkar record,he has many 300 plus score in test as well.some Pakistan fans comments are hilarious,first make 200 against Bangladesh team nd can talk about shewag 100 is good or not.one person who can break this record is my team Watson or gayle from westindies.

  • on December 9, 2011, 1:46 GMT

    Nice innings. Too bad you cannot even dream of doing this on a competitve pitch.

  • huttse96 on December 9, 2011, 1:38 GMT

    the west indies have got to stop arguing and solve these problems they need GOOD cricketers like Gayle back, this is a 2nd string Indian team, WICB need to wake up ans start doing something about it. They are missing true leaders like Bravo snr, sawrwan,chanderpaul and even brandan mash. Darren Sammy hasnt got the performernces he should have and hes captaincy is proving somewhat suspect

  • fredie on December 9, 2011, 1:35 GMT

    regardless of attacks or pitch conditions how many players have scored 200 + or more only 2 Sharjah had even flatter wickets than this but inspite of it nobody scored 200.It takes special effort to concentrate for such long even on flat conditions against mediocre bowling .It took a special man to break the record the master...........LONG LIVE MR SEHWAG From England

  • Hoyle27693 on December 9, 2011, 1:11 GMT

    Well done Team India. Lets hope Viru's form continues in Australia.

  • Silloh on December 9, 2011, 1:10 GMT

    Brilliant batting Sehwag and congrats to India ! An exciting batsman like Sehwag on the go is hard to stop and every opportunity must be taken at this level. West Indies failed to do so. Good to see Ramdhin among the runs. Sammy looks very jaded and maybe a rest over the next couple games will be in the best interest of the team. Is it the captaincy or recent changes in his hometown contributing to such ?

  • on December 9, 2011, 0:52 GMT

    Whaddaplaya this Viru? as Tony Greig might say. But Gambhir is definitely Captain material. We saw three officiating in the absence of MSD: Sehwag, Gambhir & Raina. And the winner is Gambhir.

  • on December 9, 2011, 0:46 GMT

    He did say 5-6 year back that it is possible to get 200 in ODI. Then lost his place came back strongly, watched his idol Sachin doing that and now has done it himself. Yes only he can he this 219 record no body else will think of getting more that or closer to 219.

  • jmcilhinney on December 9, 2011, 0:41 GMT

    I'm guessing that your average India fan won't look at it this way but the fact that Sehwag ran out two partners on the way takes a bit of the gloss off this innings. He really should have been out on 170 as well. That said, even 170 is a fantastic score and there are very few big scores made in any format without some luck along the way. Even if you do get dropped, you still have to make the runs before and after that. The pitch may not have been the most challenging for batsmen but this was still a mighty effort from Sehwag. I doubt that there are too many batsmen in the world capable of scoring like that even on a friendly pitch. This is still the same Sehwag who was out first ball slashing wildly last innings though. How much of each one will we get in Australia?

  • MonicaS on December 9, 2011, 0:37 GMT

    If I'm not mistaken, the record for the highest ODI score is actually held by Belinda Clark with 229 n.o. in 1997. Not to take anything away from Sehwag, it was a magnificent innings. Well Done

  • Naresh28 on December 9, 2011, 0:33 GMT

    SHEWAG - MAY BE LIKING BALL CHANGE IN ODI. The harder ball will result in more 400+ scores as well as more batting records. I feel the new rule of ball change after 25overs is in favour of the batsman than bowler. A rethink might be needed by ICC as it will destroy bowlers.

  • satishsasikumar on December 9, 2011, 0:26 GMT

    @3liteindia..when Sachin scored his 200 in Gwalior of Feb 24 2010, he did not face Morkel..the only quality bowler was Steyn...rest of bowlers like Parnell, Langeveldt were not up to the mark... Kallis was captaining the side...

  • Manush on December 9, 2011, 0:25 GMT

    Finally the expected happened. Sehwag if controls his impulses like this will be the best destroyer of any class bowler surpassing Viv.Richards also. See the alround appreciation for him who changed the dynamics of the game opening batsmen's skill and the myth of playing safe rather than playing on the merit of the ball. !! Congrats and wonderful to watch!! He nicely sidelined Sachin' s effort and the current big hitters in the game applaud this simple fellow.

  • Shiv_16 on December 9, 2011, 0:22 GMT

    While this was a really wonderful innings, I yearn to see an actual contest between bat and ball. Such flat pitches turn the game of cricket into a total slogfest. I think pitches like this one cause bowlers to become completely defensive and this takes all the joy and competitiveness out of the game. Nevertheless, this was an amazing innings by Sehwag; a pleasure to watch.

  • on December 9, 2011, 0:07 GMT

    West Indies need a new cap

  • on December 9, 2011, 0:05 GMT

    A special inning from a special player, what else can you say.

  • only_sehwag on December 9, 2011, 0:01 GMT

    this is what sehwag does to you !! he wil make you weep and beg..only sehwag !! only sehwag !!

  • plod on December 8, 2011, 23:54 GMT

    Let me just start by saying how much of a fan I am of Sehwag. He is a bobby dazzler and plays the game the way it should be played. The author is kidding himself if he thinks no one will break that record. Australia will play them soon. Warner would make 300 against that attack! As to the West Indies, their attack is woeful. I watched their efforts and Sehwag could have made 400. Where is Bishoo and another spinner? Poor old Kumar Roach, he is a shadow of his former self. Darren Sammy shows some grit and determination as skipper, but,he is a net bowler at best. I have a lot of time for Keiran Pollard, but, gee is slower balls are too predictable. Fruit from the sideboard really. Looking forward to the upcoming series against India, should be a great contest.

  • shahbazhussain on December 8, 2011, 23:47 GMT

    i must say, Virat is going to break Sehwag's record in less than a year! It is going to happen in 2012 before the end of the world.

  • on December 8, 2011, 23:45 GMT

    Hail of Sehwag. Great performance. I also Sachin and Sehwag will open the innings for INDIA in oneday again in Aiustralia. Selectors should not ignore Sachin for oneday as well. Hope Sachin will make 100 century and 50 oneday century in Australia

  • Attractivue on December 8, 2011, 23:42 GMT

    Wow, Congratulations Sehwag, I was heartbroken when Sachin smashed Saeed Anwar (my favourite batsman of all time) record and now Sehwag has smashed it again. Congratulations guys, enjoy it! It will be very hard to break this record but like all records, it will be eventually broken!

  • alivazee on December 8, 2011, 23:40 GMT

    How astonishing his career figures are.... have a look at his Highest scores in all formats of cricket: Tests 319, ODIs 219, T20Is 68, First-class 319, List A 219, Twenty20 119

  • Uncle_Gweilo on December 8, 2011, 23:30 GMT

    Update: Belinda CLARK scored 229* off 155 balls against Denmark in Mumbai on 16 December 1997. The male record for the highest ODI innings was at that time was the 194 off 146 balls Saeed Anwar scored against India at Chennai on 21 May 1997.

  • Uncle_Gweilo on December 8, 2011, 23:24 GMT

    219 is NOT the highest score in an ODI, merely the highest score by a male cricketer. Belinda CLARKE of Australia scored 224 against Denmark years ago when the highest male score was 189, or similar.

  • dms1972 on December 8, 2011, 23:21 GMT

    @Harmony111 How many Test matches has Tendulkar played more than Ponting? If you're going to tell me that even on my criteria, Tendulkar has scored 1500 more runs than Ponting, you might as well tell me that Tendulkar has scored nearly 10,000 more runs than Bradman. I respect and admire Tendulkar as one of the all time greats, I just get sick and tired of the likes of you, telling me that Ponting is not one of the greats, when quite clearly he is. You cannot tell me that Ponting had greats all around him and then ignore the fact that Tendulkar has had players like Sehwag, Dravid, Ganguly, Kumble, Harbhajan, and Laxman playing with him.

  • on December 8, 2011, 23:13 GMT

    Take nothing away from this most entertaining knock, but we need to put things in prospective. No opposition plans for such an awesome knock especially when the man was avg 15.3 in the series. He is not going to do this again in his career, trust me. He was dropped at 170 by Sammy, it was a sitter. The rest of the team made 199. WI responded with 265, a good score in a normal ODI. Ramdin made96, a WI record for wkp. My pt is there is nothing for WI to feel bad about, on the contrary they stuck manfully to their task & their response was decent, without Bravo. Not bad for a #7 team agst #1.

  • ramps_wi on December 8, 2011, 23:11 GMT

    we miss you CHRIS GAyLE, thanks to gibson and wicb for denying west indian fans the carnage that would of occurred today if GAYLE was there. Sammy's is a poor cricketer and he shortcomings are well hidden in tests but it cannot hide in the shorter format.

  • just_chill_chill on December 8, 2011, 22:57 GMT

    VEERU VEERU VEERU !! I AM JUST GOING MAD WITH HAPPINESS !!!!!

  • agupta429 on December 8, 2011, 22:57 GMT

    @ppl complaining abt Irfan not playing.... he was supposed to but didn't. Hint: did you see how almost all the overs were bowled by spinners??

  • dms1972 on December 8, 2011, 22:56 GMT

    Would have been a great innings to watch, regardless of ground and pitch conditions and the bowling attack. Sehwag is a class player and is one of the greatest opening batsman of all time. As an Australian, I appreciate and respect great cricketers, regardless of where they are from. It would be nice if others did the same, especially with regard to Ricky Ponting.

  • on December 8, 2011, 22:56 GMT

    Indians are just so called Tigers at their own dead pitches. Never performed outside India. With their bowling attack , they cant even wipe out WI tail.

  • Metman on December 8, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    Oh No ! Ramdin ! Your selfish ways ,and your urgency when it suited you most,when ALL was lost,HAVE NOT GONE UNNOTICED !Narine the mystery spinner...whatever happened to the mystery ???? ...2 for 34 in his 1st ODI,and all TnT said that he should have been there from the tests and 1st ODI'l....told you it was an ordinary performance,and that people should wait until the last ODI'l,to see if there is any thing mysterious about his bowling.Looks ordinary compared to Bishoo.To Sammy...well ! well ! I think you are approaching your last match as capt. very, very poor captaincy !Common sense should have told you that when Sehwag chose to bat and open wiith Gambhir,that you should have also change your plans too,and open with spin and pace...let them see that you are thinking too...but no ! it was the same old thing.....pace from both ends,and pace first change...which led to the massacre.Only bowling 3 overs was SELFISH too !Wonder if that was the catalyst for Ramdin's performance ?

  • DaGameChanger on December 8, 2011, 22:45 GMT

    Looks who is making fun of WI..Didn't they tie the series with 1-1 with PAK in a test series. Even Pollard is better batsman than Afridi.

  • newMachine on December 8, 2011, 22:42 GMT

    Congrats Sehwag from a west indian fan.....all those critics are just sad

  • RightArmEverything on December 8, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    Yeah, I guess Sehwag is ok.

  • Cpt.Meanster on December 8, 2011, 22:35 GMT

    The new master VIRU !!!! what a player... all he needs to do from now is bat with sense when the team REALLY needs him. I hope he plays as good as this in Aus where conditions should be largely good for batting. On top of it all what a man !! so humble, honest and simple. Sachin and Sehwag have no peers when it comes to humility. These diamonds are sometimes taken for granted by Indian cricket fans which is a shame. Like Nasser Hussain once put it, Indians don't realize what they possess in their cricket. Such talent is once in a lifetime thing.

  • playitstraight on December 8, 2011, 22:34 GMT

    Viru you beauty! Absolute masterclass innings. But, I will say one thing. Sachin's 200* was a better innings than this mainly because he faced SA and they had great bowlers like Steyn and Morkel. Sehwag only faced Rampaul and Sammy and Russel, etc. Not taking anything away from him though, because I doubt other batsmen could have provided the entertainment that our great Viru provided. Go Viru!!!

  • DrAtharAbbas on December 8, 2011, 22:32 GMT

    @king_lion your question: When were bowling records made on batting tracks: when India had the courage to play in Sharjah. Pakistan bowlers and spinners both were making records (hat tricks and most wickets in ODI were broken there) against Indians on batting tracks: Fast bowling on dead pitches, spin bowling on flat tracks and hundreds on spinning and seaming conditions are class acts. Greatness is not about hitting through the line on flat tracks! People liking this innings must watch games in Hong Kong only, they were even more entertaining. Even a nick was going for a six.

  • DaGameChanger on December 8, 2011, 22:31 GMT

    Whole Pakistan team cannot chase 200 runs most of the times..where its small or big ground..I guess Pakistan has forgot Asia Cup Final and WC SemiFinal..

  • Pritt32 on December 8, 2011, 22:29 GMT

    Many of us were too harsh on Sehwag as he had a torrid run. Sehwag has silenced the critics by scoring highest ODI s innings. It was an inning of skill, wit and stamina. This was a determined and focussed Sehwag. He wanted to play a big innings. The innings was absolutely flawless and entertaining. India completely outplayed a sorry West Indies team and must be praise for their performance. Sehwag's innings stole the show, but it was a team effort as the bowlers did not allow the big hitting West Indies batmen to get going. India must continue to maintain consistency when they play Aussies, as they will be a stronger opposition and it a test of character for them to play well abroad. I hope Little Master get 100 century. It is a great day for Indian cricket.

  • on December 8, 2011, 22:27 GMT

    Only Gayle can probably beat this record now.

  • Leddih on December 8, 2011, 22:22 GMT

    Sammy must go! I'm not blaming him alone for the loss but for his conman attitude. Whenever the sees other bowlers taking wickets he puts himself on unnecessarily in order to share in the glory and when the going gets rough he is discouraged and takes himself off! His image comes first. SMH.

  • Harmony111 on December 8, 2011, 22:13 GMT

    @DrAtharAbbas:-

    Against Pak, Viru scored a triple century including 226* on day 1. How's that for scoring big runs and scoring them quickly?

  • Lord_Dravid on December 8, 2011, 22:04 GMT

    @truth1..actually sehwag has scored runs all over the world just coz he didnt score in england recently dosent mean he's a bad player..if u look at his stats he's got hundreds in eng,new zealand even a 195 against australia! he's an attacking player so u have to take that into account aswell he's not like tendulkar or someone who's style of batting is different..and those who say indian pitches are easy to bat on well i wouldnt say for most teams outside the subcontinent e.g england, australia who cant play spin!!!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 22:01 GMT

    That's correct Australian0007

  • cavanough on December 8, 2011, 21:54 GMT

    Sehwags innings i am sure would have been fabulous but he does not hold the record for highest individual ODI score. Belinda Clark does of Australia who scored 229no in 1997 at the Women's Cricket World Cup v Denmark.

  • FrankMeister on December 8, 2011, 21:52 GMT

    @truth1 mate, what you chattin' about?? You're saying that Misbah is a better player than Sehwag because he has a better average of about 7 runs than Viru?!? Have you seen his strike rate or too embarassed to notice it? It's 75 RUNS per 100 BALLS - 30 less than Sehwag!!! So if you want to make claims - make sure you can justify them. And also, to those people commenting on his ducks in the Eng tour - they are understandable since he had just returned from his surgery and completely wrong for the BCCI for him to play. But now they have learnt. Everyone has learnt. Look at Zak's progress. Trust me, I won't be surprised if Sehwag is the highest run getter in the Aussie tour + Zaheer highest wicket taker.

  • cricketisagame on December 8, 2011, 21:42 GMT

    Australian0007 , I thought AUS Played a lot of game in subcontinent in those flat pitches. Can you tell me why your so called great batsmen did not create any records in batting. Do not complaint about the sour grapes mate.

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:38 GMT

    no one complained when ponting smashed centuries in new zealand on smaller grounds.. sigh ok smart people this ground was first inspected by icc and cleared so its good enough btw ground where lara scored 400 cant really be called big and mcgrath,warne got wickets on big,huge grounds so are there wickets less valuable and on sehwag hit many fours and if u have played cricket u will know its harder to pierce field and make angles on smaller grounds if he owuld ve hitted many sixes then u can say it was cos of small ground he hit 6-7 which are normally hit now a days even on bigger groundss say if it was 13-14 sixes then u guys could ve complained

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:37 GMT

    He is a 'HE MAN'.............VIRUUUUUUUUU.........................

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 8, 2011, 21:34 GMT

    @truth1: sehwag has a stike rate of 104. and in odis an average of 40 didn't matter if you keep on losing matches with painfully slow batting.And don't forget sehwag has played many good knocks outside subcontinent. Kindly do a bit of research,else one appears fool. plzz publish cricinfo

  • Number_5 on December 8, 2011, 21:31 GMT

    Got home from cricket practice last night and put this game on, had to endure the usual complaints from the wife about watching non Australian cricket games but i could see (apart from a very very very flat track) that this was going to be a special knock. I still rate Sehwags day 1 boxing day 190+ a few years ago as the best knock i have ever seen and his dig last night was sublime. Hopefully we see some of this mastery down under if a few weeks time.

  • hhillbumper on December 8, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    Cue Indian celebration of greatest batsman ever.Flat track with nowt in it.Ohh he must be great.Keep playing the odis.All you are good at really.We saw how good he was when balls moved around or bounced.

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    IF you are saying that its a flat track and west indies bowlers are week and all ...... than let me tell you one thing bro there are a lots of flat tracks and lots of master classy players all around the world .. go and tell them to hit a double century on any pitch against any team if they can ...........

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:25 GMT

    well i m a pakistani nd i must admit tht 3 batsmen were tipped to break anwar's record sachin,sehwag nd gilchrist nd itz no surprise dat sachin nd sehwag 2 ov the v best in the game hav achieved dis landmark....sehwag is an extra ordinary batsman wid unbelievable hand eye coordinaion....dis knock was a gr8 knock bt it doesnt put him in the list of al time greats coz to me al time greats only include bradman,viv richards nd sachin....still a gr8 knock though nd probably it wud b difficult nw to break dis record...congrats to al indians nd well done sehwag !

  • khiladisher on December 8, 2011, 21:23 GMT

    @ AUSTRALIAN 007-MATE WE INDIANS HOLD ALL THE BATTING RECORDS IN TEST AS WELL AS ONE DAY MATCHES -WE ARE RENOWNED FOR HAVING GREAT BATSMAN LIKE SACHIN-GAVASKAR-DRAVID-LAXMAN -SEHWAG-MERCHANT-GANGULY-AZARUDIN-AMARNATH -VENGSARKAR AND VISWANATH. IT WOULD ONLY BE EASY TO SAY THAT INDIA PRODUCES GREAT BATTERS WHILE THE AUSSIE PRODUCE GREAT BOWLERS-SO LOOKING FORWARD TO INDIA WINNING AT LEAST BY A MARGIN OF 2-0 VS AUSTRALIA THIS SUMMER.

  • rust01 on December 8, 2011, 21:20 GMT

    Congratulations Shewag but a lot of immaturity being displayed here from Indian fans

  • Aaryabhatta on December 8, 2011, 21:17 GMT

    @dr. athar abbas....i luv pak[my2nd fav team].....but dun beat d bush...by negative attitude sehwag hit multan triple ton against[shoaib,saqlain,afridi n gul]

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:11 GMT

    but why india is perform well only in his own country

  • Aaryabhatta on December 8, 2011, 21:11 GMT

    @truth1: well i remember sehwag`s scores in aus,newzealand..n in ur pakistan. sehwag does not go for avg...but great strike rates...which makes him match winner...rather dan handing 20-20 world cup to oppositon like 2nd class misbah

  • nlambda on December 8, 2011, 21:11 GMT

    @Liaq Ali: Guys like you make me laugh with your false bravado. Didn't India play against Pak in the WC this year and the Asia Cup last year? What happened then? Talking of psychological confidence what do you think happens to Pak players when they face India in World Cups?

  • truth1 on December 8, 2011, 21:04 GMT

    @rajesh_singh. so you have finally though indirectly acknowledged that afridi's innings was one of the greatest. Anyway thats not his only perfromance. He scored the second fastest century as well and that time in your heartland and by the way both sehwag and sachin were in that match watching helplessly and ground was not short either and the best bowlers of your history namely Zaheer and Kumbe were bowling.By the way having runner does not help scoring more runs, you should know it if at all you have ever played cricket yourself. The injured person can't score more runs than a fully fit one. Just enjoy Sehwag's record and be humble as he is going to Austaralia and will need a lot of your support.Congrats for the record anyway.

  • 3inArow on December 8, 2011, 21:00 GMT

    Yes it was a most brillant innings, but seriously, most of you people making comments need to get over yourselves. The match was played in a ground the size of my backyard. Lets see something like that at a real ground....say the Mighty MCG!!! Boxing Day can't come quick enough coz we're ready and waiting to hunt Dad's Army down.

  • khiladisher on December 8, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    SEHWAG AND SACHIN HAVE PROVED BY SCORING THE 200S THAT THEY ARE THE GREATEST BATSMAN TO HAVE PLAYED THE GAME -REGARDING THE 194 RUNS SCORED BY THE PAKISTANI OPENER I WOULD SAY THAT ONCE HE TOOK THE HELP OF A RUNNER AT THE SCORE OF 35 ,THE KNOCK HAD LOST MOST OF ITS CHARM AND THE BOWLING ATTACK OF INDIA WAS SURELY JUST AN AVERAGE ATTACK-AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST WHEN ANWAR WAS OUT FOR 194 HE STILL HAD AROUND 3-4 OVERS TO GET THE COVETED LAND MARK-BUT HE FAILED AND HIS EXTRA 159 RUNS SCORED WITH THE HELP OF THE FIELDER WAS NOT OF MUCH SIGNIFICANCE- SAEED ANWAR SURELY WAS THE KING OF SHARJAH WICKETS WHERE HE ONCE SCORED 3 HUNDREDS-HOWEVER HE WILL NEVER BE KNOWN AS A GREAT BATSMAN LIKE SACHIN-SEHWAG-DRAVID-AND LAXMAN.

  • NRI- on December 8, 2011, 20:50 GMT

    Don't complain about flat tracks - another star has been unveiled. Rahul Sharma! This guy is gonna go places, we should send him to Australia.

  • marq7 on December 8, 2011, 20:44 GMT

    If anyone was going to score 200+ runs in ODIs, it's going to be Sehwag, no doubt. I don't know why others here are berating the innings to flat track, weak bowling, etc. If a player from another country did it, it would more or less be on a flat track also. Congrats Sehwag. Note: the Aussies await you.

  • Mavefrompak on December 8, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    Congrats to Sehwag....what a great knock. DrAtharAbbas doesn't matter who he scored this feat against. It is not a bad team at all. I am a Pakistani supporter and to me sportsmen spirit dictates A FEAT IS A FEAT. Great Innings Sehwag, Fabulous in my opinion.

  • truth1 on December 8, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    Really? with an average of 35.66 in ODIs? this second class cricketer you mentioned has an average of 42.67 in ODIs which he achieved outside his own cosy protecting conditions unlike this first one who is a joke outside his motherland. Just wait for 2 weeks and you will find out how many records he makes.Another couple of king pairs or better? If your memory is short, see scorecards of SA, England tours. Yes we all agree he is a devil against his own team outside his cosy protecting home grounds.

  • rajesh_singhSTM on December 8, 2011, 20:22 GMT

    Tall my Pakistani friends who are trying their best to take away credits from Sehwags knock ..some points to ponder. 1) True it was small field with flat track but so was case when Afridi scored 37 ball 100 in Nairobi or Malaysia somewhere. But I guess if its Afridi that does not count. 2)Pakistanis claim India bowling is weakest so by that logic should not be lollypop bowlers bowling on flat track be unable to defend 400+. 3) Some also say Anwars innings was greater. Sure it was....but what if Sehwag had a runner for 50% of his innings....then I guess he looked good for 300. Tendulkar and Sehwag ran all their singles without the luxury of a runner which anwar had. 4) WI bowling is weak agreed but then there have been hundreds of instances where a weak team has bowled to a strong one on flat tracks. How many 200's did we see .? Fact remains that whatever te conditions...the bowlers...it takes intense concentration and stamina and talent to score 200..a fact to appreciate.

  • Charlie_Ellis on December 8, 2011, 20:05 GMT

    Great effort by Sehwag and that is an awesome innings of brutal concentration, but why couldn't he field?! As an England follower I don't want to seem jealous seeing as the chances of an England player scoring 119 in an ODI are slim, let alone 219! But if the CAPTAIN of England were to ever bat most of the innings, however many he'd scored I would expect him to be on the field for the next innings. Especially defending 418 vs the Windies; I think I could captain an attack to victory with 418 on the board! I am amazed that Sehwag thought he'd obviously 'done his job' for the day by scoring so many and didn't think it was important that as captain of his country he led his side out to field! this sets a terrible example to the team and batsmen in general. Sums up a lot of what is wrong with many Indian's regard for ODI cricket and the bowling and fielding aspect of cricket.... A majestic innings tarnished in my opinion...

  • VANILA on December 8, 2011, 20:01 GMT

    For all those who are degrading indian bowlers please note Bowling on Flat & dead pitch is not easy at all. If organiser keep on making flat track then we won't be able to generate good bowler at all. Every indian bowlers start it's career with 140 plus speed & later there paces goes down. just because of such bad track from attacking bowler they become defensive bowler.

  • Mervo on December 8, 2011, 20:00 GMT

    You have gotta love those tiny grounds and flat wickets in India! Turns batsmen into Lions! Seriously though a great knock but why not have a 30 metre boundary and really go after that record? Or even 20? They could make 600!

  • Australian0007 on December 8, 2011, 19:52 GMT

    One Indian batman can scores 100 international centuries, another double hundred in ODI, very soon Lara's 400 test record also should fall in India. Who cares, these all records on Indian lifeless flat pitchers. All other nations play cricket, but India in India other game not cricket.

  • DrAtharAbbas on December 8, 2011, 19:49 GMT

    The highest score was made against a FEARSOME bowling attack: out of the 7 bowlers used, 4 of them are not even in top 100 ranked ODI bowlers: two others are 41 and 28 and one good bowler Ravi Rampaul at 13th rank. When the great Sehwag faced England in England, the rankings can be checked and very logically DUCKS were quacking all around him. If he faces Pakistan with 1st(Ajmal), 2nd (hafeez), 9th Afridi and one of the WORSE :) bowler in Umar Gul at 26th rank, I wonder Ducks would convert into SWANS or Ostriches or what (cricinfo-> archives -> ranking/ratings, )

  • Mitcher on December 8, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    All credit to Sehwag as that's an incredible effort whatever the track was like. But I just can't help feel that the higher Odi scores have climbed in the past decade the less interesting the format has become. Bring back the contest between bat and ball!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    Buck up Sehwag, now come out from your backyard, score a double century in Australia.

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    It's true the indian tracks are flat and easy to bat even the whole day. But getting 200 in an ODI is quite something. Congrats!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:40 GMT

    Everyone seems to overlook the fact that Belinda Clarke scored 229* in an ODI in 1997 against denmark at mumbai....

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    Sehwag's performance should in no way deflate the WI team. Sahwag is a one of his kind. Thank God we don't have many like him. We all knew what he is capable of doing. We also knew that one day he was going to unleash his wrath, unfortunately, WI was on the receiving end. My bet is that there would be no such repeat performance from this phenomenal player, the world can be assured of that. It doesn't work that way. 25x4; 7x6; & less than a mile in singles, unbelievable. Not that WI was without fault.

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    what a inning played by brave biru....as expected he broke the record of tendulkar,and has got the capability to do it again in future ODI matches....currently ACC T20 is going on in kathmandu, nepal. nepal needs batsman who can play innings like sehwag to register win against mighty afganistan to reach final......i hope, nepali players can learn a lot more from todays match and play accordingly..........mehboob alam needs to fire...........

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:29 GMT

    no gale no shiv no sars no dw bravo? so who watchin cricket. we the WI fans dont pay to see de faces of de wicb, selectors an gibson faces.bring back our seniors now to help de youngsters.

  • zshanto on December 8, 2011, 19:27 GMT

    This type of performance called an world champion team .well done India . Congrats to shewag . He is excellent excitement batsman .full Entertaining player .such an world class shewag . Australia be careful .india is coming . West indies showed good cricket through out the series . With out massive gayle , bravo and Sarwan they are fighting a team like Indian this is an brilliant attempt . Just go on lot more to learn soon west indies team will fight back to top 5 team . Young player need to watch every game , try to absorbed technique , pressure , short selection , game temperament , attitude a lot more think . Good batting shewag .once again class shewag .

  • VVS_a_class_act on December 8, 2011, 19:25 GMT

    @Khurram Riaz Satti So funny...... why u pakisthani's very reluctant to accept the facts???? The whole universe knows how great this innings by Viru was. Who asked you to certify this. Then coming to Anwar record.. that 194 scored by two batsmen (Anwar + Afridi) but this 219 scored by Sehwag ONLY..... He hit fours, he hit sixes, he ran singles n doubles and he ran for his partners runs too but Anwar didn't ran for his runs even..... How can you compare both..... Somebody naming Misbah can score 200... Hilarious.... The man who didn't even score a century, expecting him to hit 200. You guys became so fuuny these days.... And all the above, Great Innings by Viru and proud to be an Indian......

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:24 GMT

    @Liaq Ali-first of all i would suggest a few english lessons.secondly,do you follow cricket at all? when was the last time pakistan defeated india in a world cup game!?! and you talk about pressure and confidence!

  • lesnar11 on December 8, 2011, 19:22 GMT

    Shame on people blasting Indian pitches. Do you know the so called 'greatest ever ODI' was played on the flatest pitch ever created? In Johannesburg! And none of the South African and Australian batsmen were able to score a double century there. Talk of hypocrisy!! I don't remember people talking about the pitch then.

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:22 GMT

    Excellent innings by Sehwag.! I'm so happy that its an Indian who broke Sachin's records. It was an overwhelming feeling watching him play! Take a bow Viru! Waiting for many more gems from you! The closest contenders for next double ton would definitely be Mahendra Singh Dhoni,if he comes in at No.3. I still remember his blasting innings of 183* against Sri Lanka. Also, Virat Kohli is full of promise.It would be wonderful to see double tons from these two batsmen.Cricinfo Please publish.

  • ahmed... on December 8, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    wel first of all congrats to pitch quictor ...and i hope he will made such pitches in future also and every player even no 11 will make double hundred in ODIs dont wory ...my comments not published many occusions but i hope this time these pepole will publish ...indians pitch cuirtors was distroying test cricket now even they did it successfully.now they strated with one days also ..i m requesting u guys plaz dont destory cricket plaz plaz in end many many congrats to sehwag ...and plaz publish my comments otherwise i left to give comments ...

  • on December 8, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    Dear Asim.. I agree Sehwag is a class act but trust me windies bowling isnt a class act..I would salute him if he scores anything near 200 against a world class act at a pitch outside india...Then I will consider him class A player... Dear ICC Kindly dont make cricket boring pls for the fans sake dont make it a batting affair only. We want to see a healthy competition between bat and ball. Pls allow the followings again as these really made cricket competitive and interesting.. 1.. I dont agree with the rule of using two new balls as it really kills the reverse swing. 2..Allow atleast 3 bouncers in an over. as a batsmen I dont see it challenging to face pace bowlers as they are really predictable now..and as a fan i want to see stumps flying outta the ground as i see good shots being hit over the boundaries..

    Thanks & Regards...

  • DadaCricket on December 8, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    Although I am Pakistani, but gotta Admit that Sehwag is a class! A treat to watch and getting 120+ in ODI's today does take quite alot of stamina and obviously talent is the prerequisite.. Now hope to see Umar Akmal getting there too one day because the guy's got talent and firepower and havent seen upthere after Saeed Anwer now. The player who had his 194 at top for about a decade..

  • 2929paul on December 8, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    Remarkable innings BUT...a question: If batsmen are not allowed runners in any circumstances, why was Sehwag allowed a substitute fielder when he was tired after batting for 46.3 overs?

  • puneet_usa on December 8, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    PPL- JUST ENJOY AND CHERISH THE RIDE AND THE ENTERTAINMENT THESE GIANTS/MONSTER OF A BASTMAN ARE PROVIDING-YEP A LOT OF BATSMEN HAVE SCORED ON FLAT TRACKS BUT TO DO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND TO PLAY SUNCH LONG INNINGS IS INCREDIBLY IMPOSSIBLE- SO GIVE THESE GUYS CREDIT THEY DESERVE AS THEIR CAREER ARE COMING TO A BRIGHT END- WELL FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST CAN'T ACCEPT THAT "BEATING INDIA IN INDIA" IS THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGES IN THE LAST 10 YEARS OF CRICKETING HISTORY AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING TOUGHER..JUST BE HAPPY THAT WE ALL ARE ABLE TO BE A PART OF THIS HISTORY- IF DOBULE HUNDREDS ARE SUCH EASY TO GET- WHY CAN'T OTHER COUNTRIES WHO HAVE TRAVELLED INDIA COULD EVER COME CLOSE TO THIS???? PLEASE GO FIGURE THAT OUT BEFORE POINTING FINGERS...???

  • agatha.francis on December 8, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Agony and Irony of the game called CRICKET :-

    Till yesterday Sir Sachin Tendulkar, was the only player on planet to score and ODI double tonn...suddenly today he has become to slowest batsman ever to achieve that mark...

    Hats off to God and His close follower...Take a bow Master (Sachin) and take a bow Blaster (Viru)...Two Diamonds along with Rahul Dravid, India will always cherish...

  • todobless on December 8, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    Now you see why West Indies need Gayle, Where the RAMDIN haters at????, Narine is also an all-rounder, WI line-up for ODI should be. !.Gayle, 2.Bharrat, 3.Simmons, 4.Bravo, 5.Samuels, 6.Ramdin, 7.Russel, 8.Narine, 9.Rampaul, 10.Roach, 11.Bishoo.... For TEST, switch K.edwards with Simmons, Chanderpaul with Russel/Narine and F.Edwards for Roach...... ANY OPINIONS???, Or yeah Congrats to V.Sehwag....It should have been GAYLE vs SEHWAG.......

  • Nampally on December 8, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    I wanted Sehwag & Gambhir to open the indian batting & wanted Rahul to be included in the XI after being benched12 games in a row!The Selectors for once obliged. The result was a thumping win for India with the highest ODI total ever & highest individual double century for Sehwag in the ODI history of 20 years. Firstly congrats to India for playing like World ODI champions. Secondly congrats to Sehwag for a blazzing double century & proving to the World that he is still the best ODI batsman - irrespective of stats or his batting average. It is the way he bats & entertains the crowd - second to none!.I have been backing for Rahul's inclusion since the England tour. He finally got a chance in the squad only to be benched for past 12 games.Today he proved how wrong the Selectors were in benching him - by breaking the heart of WI batting.On a dead wicket he turned the ball with accuracy& bounce at over 90 KPH. On Aussie Pitches Rahul would be great but he is not in the Indian squad??.

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    Sachin lands in Melbourne airport. Reporter: Sir, your record is broken Sachin: Which one....?

  • team_indian on December 8, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    Just a humble question for all those jealous of Sehwag's feat. If scoring on flat tracks and smaller boundaries and against a weak opposition was the reason for Sehwag's 200+, then why has no one done that in the past!!!! This is not the first time that teams are playing on flat tracks against a weak side in smaller grounds, but no one has managed to get the double tone. It took TWO INDIANS to take the initiative... now lets see if anyone at all would be able to reach them.

  • shamlaatu on December 8, 2011, 18:29 GMT

    Looks like he has played the innings of his life and it's gonna to be down the hill from here on. All the best to him in Australia but I have little hope for him. Well played. A true legend of the game when played at home or on subcontinent pitches.

  • cricketSB on December 8, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    International cricket matches should not be played on grounds with 50 yard boundaries. Let's see a 200 in Melbourne or Sydney or on any proper cricket field.

  • yorkslanka on December 8, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    Congrats viru,absolutely SUPERB achievement.this is how he has Improved his game,he could always put the ball away but often got out by picking the wrong ball to hit,now he is hard to dismiss which coupled with his striking,makes him very dangerous..well done from a SL fan...

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    Even from Pakistan But I must say You Done A Great Job Viru.

    I love cricket and this is ton for a player even it will take a decade again to be broken.

    But It must be a Golden day for your life and golden day for cricket lovers to watch such a extra ordinary batting fantasy!!!!!!!!

    I really enjoyed it.

    Thanks

  • sunildjoshi on December 8, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    Sehwag you made our era a precious one. Little disappointed for not seeing Irfan Pathan in the final XI. With the tsunami of Sehwag, Irfan's fact is washed out and poor guy might be dropped without fair amount of chances.

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:20 GMT

    Whatever other jealous people says..........R u the champions in your own ground....jealous........ha ha ha..............

  • Eijaz on December 8, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    I am pakistani fan, but I am fan of Shewag, guys do not get jealous that he made double hundred on flat pitch, record is record, Saeed Anwar made record, now Shwag challenged Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, go ahead, break record on your flat pitches. Well done veru.

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    ‎200 Reserved only for Indians !!...luv u sehwag..and one man..who can break this record nxt time will also be..VIRENDER SEHWAG...luv u..god bless u

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    As Indians we should appreciate our fellow man for his world record.With many drops and run out miss he got this runs,but that is not his mistake..See his hard work to get this world record and appreciate him..with his bat he made the whole world to look at India.He didnt do this record with a small team like Bangladesh or kenya..He did this world record with the former world champions (West Indies) . So criticizing .. only appreciation for Sehwag's stunning performance and superb entertainer.

  • Aston_Villa on December 8, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    Congratulations sehwag ... I am Pakistan fan and a cricket lover. It was great to see the record being broken as it only happens maybe once in a lifetime.

  • agatha.francis on December 8, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    Two Double Centuries in ODI History...1st by God and second by the follower and a look alike of God...both Indians and both Champions of the CHAMPION TEAM...India and Indians Rock...PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN....

    and for those who are not accepting the fact that Indian Team and Players are great...r mere hypocrites...flat tracks, week opposition, bla bla, just ask urself y werent ur GREATS able to score even against Namibia, Bermuda, Canada???

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    great performiss well done

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    There was a report published yesterday in cricinfo carrying the picture of shewag and gambhir looking up and the comment was from where the century is going to come! It happened so, not one century but a record breaking 219 from shewag, putting an end to his hunt for form!

  • on December 8, 2011, 18:01 GMT

    Sehwag will create another record... this time he will score 250... he is ENIGMA.. He is Devil... dont compare him with 2ND class Cricketer like Misbaah... comparison must be between equal,s,,, not second class player.. Sehwag is the one of his kind. no one is close to him..

  • NikhilNair on December 8, 2011, 17:59 GMT

    What an innings! And how can Sehwag say that he never expected a 200! LOL... The whole world knew, if anyone will break it... it was either Sehwag or Gayle first. But Gayle was not in the team, and the obvious choice was Sehwag! Congats on a terrific performance! I'm waiting for the Australian tour... Going to be very interesting to watch Sehwag VS. Watson showdown!

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    y do ppl forget the thing that this guy got out on zero in the last innings on the first ball he faced and hardly had time in the middle on all previous occasion... also he was facing an inform west indian attack which had troubled the batsman all thru the series... he played yorkers, slower ones, spin, carrom ball,90mph+ balls the whole inning n finished at score which was better then all other scores scored on all the flat pitches or on small grounds in the world til date n being the fastest to reach 200 den.. for a guy who is struggling to find form under all criticism (if it matters he was also the captain who took the decision to bat) and spend time in middle against a decent pace attack (3 bowlers who can easily bowl 140Kmph) it was like climbing mount Everest... so u have to give it to this man... SEHWAG :respect:

  • team_indian on December 8, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    Congrats to the Nawab of Najafgarh. Well, this landmark was waiting to be broken... it was just a matter of time. Great to have two Indians ruling the ODI individual score rankings. An interesting thing I noted was the margin of victory that India won by in the two matches that saw double tons scored by Sachin and Sehwag are the same.... 153 runs. Interesting. Now I wish and pray the the Nawab repeat this feat Down Under as well.

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    @shohaibpak7 - yes Pak will definetly show everybody that India is the boss.

  • king_lion on December 8, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    when was the last time (or should I say ever) a bowling record made on a batting pitch? the answer is NEVER. for those who are criticizing sehwag should learn that one expects batting records only on a batting pitch. no batsman ever can produce 200 runs in ODI on a turning wicket. is this difficult to understand? i guess not ONLY IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT! so cherish viru's record or dont show up here to write crap about flat tracks.

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    Congratulations to India THE WORLD CHAMPION OF INDIAN WICKETS!!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:42 GMT

    India don't want to play with Pakistan ,because if they start playing them .its been proven through study that they become phsycologicaly effected and can't compete with confidence.so sisnce they stop playing each other regularly india doing ok.. so i would say if they are dare enough should play with Pak ...

  • dariuscorny on December 8, 2011, 17:42 GMT

    @vanila,what"flat track"?if its seaming track at ur backyard why there is not a single bowler frm ur own country taking all the 10 wickets of the opponent?to exploit the conditions one needs to hv a talent like Sehwag,Tendulkar ,Gilchrist etc.so dont envy the talent just compliment it.now talking about the match what wrong Varun Aaron did ?he was not played.instead of him we saw Abhimanyu Mithun who was bowling like a net bowler,bowling way outside the offstump.had India did not put 418 runs on the board he wud hv single handedly cost India this match.i mean these players are getting regular chances to play for India frm Karnataka but,the gem frm that state Robin uthhappa is continuosly ignored.he cud be nxt Sehwag if properly handed

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    Vanila, Why havent anyone in ODI's scored it then?? So many players have come close but why did they not cross the finishing line??

    Dont comment for the heck of it.. Appreciate things..

    Just curious to know, did you even score a 40 in gully cricket??

  • howahluvmehwestindies on December 8, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    Wow! I didn't think Sachin's 200 would be bettered any time soon. Well done Sehwag! Proof that you are the most destructive batsman whose currently playing international cricket. Tough luck Windies. Sorry Gayle. Maybe if you and WICB can humble yourselves, you can aim to break this record and prove you're better. But it can only happen if you're playing.

  • 360review on December 8, 2011, 17:38 GMT

    @shohaibpak7, you are correct, pak will show India that India is the boss

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:37 GMT

    congrates viru......very few people nkow ur not only indian but also jamian(he graduated from jamia millia islamia). ur uncomparable..........as people compare u with sachin....actually ur the ...don...of this era

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    excellent marvalous great ,out of the world amazing

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    what is the difference btwn flat tracks and other track ?

  • bigwonder on December 8, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    To all those who are dismissing Shewag's achievement under the disguise of flat-track really need to review Cricket history. SA and Aus have 2nd and 3rd highest scores in ODI and that too on SA pitches. The difference here is that one Indian player was able to extract more runs then others and thus scored double century. So, stop being naive and give where the credit is due.

  • KabaabRoll on December 8, 2011, 17:33 GMT

    @Hayes.Adam I am not taking an iota of credit away from Sehwag, and congrats to my Indian friends. However, an Anwar innings (being from Pakistan) playin against arch rivals (India) in Chennai (India) with a packed crowd, with the likes of Dravid, Ganguly, Sachin, Kambli, Prasad, Jadeja and Mongia is a different story all together and there is no comparison. When one compares the teams, the era, the attack, and even the rules (two new balls/powerplays etc.) it strengthens my argument more. Now if I may add, Chennai by no means has 50 yd. boundries, while Indore does. Again, not to take anything away from Sehwag, and he deserves it, but please don't compare his innings to Anwar's, or even Sachin's for that matter because Sachin made his 200 against a formidable South African attack as well. Speaking of flat tracks, 3 of the top 5 scores came on Indian pitches, and one in Zimbabwe. Sir Viv was the only one who did it in English conditions, who was surpassed by Anwar, and fittingly.

  • Sakthiivel on December 8, 2011, 17:32 GMT

    People who criticize Sehwag Double bec of flat sub continental wicket. Then Why cant Pakistan, SL players unable to make double century here in their backward. Indians are pure batting talent. If we get some good fast blowers then its going to be a great team.

  • Shiv_16 on December 8, 2011, 17:31 GMT

    As much as I like Sammy, the simple fact is that it makes no sense to have a consistently under-performing player in the side. West Indies would be better served to have an extra specialist batsman in place of Sammy; in any case, Sammy is not even fulfilling his bowling quota, so I'm not sure we can call him a bowling all-rounder. The Windies batting order is completely out of balance; this is demonstrated by the repeated failure of the top-order in this series. In fact, the "tail" has made more impressive contributions so far. With regards to captaincy, my vote is for Dinesh Ramdin. He has been around for a while, and I think that if more responsibility is thrust upon him, he will grow into a more sensible and responsible batsman.

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    what is the difference btwn flat track and other track ? wether in this track train cant go na...

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    congrats Viru.......hey Vanila, if it is easy to score a double hundred on a flat track than plz come and play wth my club team and score a double hundred on the same flat batting track......r u coming Vanila?????

  • m_ilind on December 8, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    What a great player! He has shown his class in all 3 formats. The talk of having test specialists or one day specialists in the team is reserved for others, not Sehwag.

  • anandbv on December 8, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    waaaaaattttttttaaaaaaaaaa player...abs amazing innings. For all the people who keep saying that the pitch was flat...the same pitch was used by 21 other players in the same match...but not everyone scored a double. As RS said abt Sachin(when he scored a double)....Sachin used the bat like a surgeon's knife and today what Sehwag did is called butchering....brute power..and ONLY Sehwag will be able to surpass that again. I still have an unfulfilled wish of seeing Sehwag carry the bat in an ODI...(wonder what his score will be then)

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    what a innings... Sehwag

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    what a wonderful performance great shewag

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    nice record all the best...

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    Congrts Viru, proud of you, and some set of PEOPLE thinks it because of the flat pitch kindly ignore THEM,THEY said the pitch in MULTAN was also flat but still we bundled THEM out with our so called mediocre attack. THEY always boast of having a great fast bowling unit but yet to win a Series in WEST INDIES and THEY lost the series in the beginning of the year against the same team, whereas India has the won two consecutive series in West Indies and also THEY were whitewashed by AUSSIES down under in three consecutive series and We gave Aussies a good run for their money in the last few tours and We also won the tri-series. India drew the series against the mighty South Africa and since much is talked about England tour we might have lost this one but we were victorious on the previous outing (2007) drew the series in 2002 but THEY were on the losing side on the previous couple of tours..GOD BLESS PAKISTAN!!! and plzzzz GROW UP!!

  • agam99 on December 8, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    Probably a reality check for all WI fans and even cricinfo guys who said India will be afraid of resurgent WI

  • josh2david on December 8, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    It's very interesting people worried about shewag form until yesterday ( see the cricinfo article) suddenly he is heroic and broke the record just after a golden duck wot a contravercy, but everyone know he has the potential and the players like him keep the cricket alive !

  • sunil_sachinsm on December 8, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    i thnk english man and aussie man should think stalwartly...and then comment on india..as we all knw india is champion...by d way if ur saying india always make flat track then..den what happen to england who has won only 1 odi match in last 19 against india..and aussie who has never won a test match in india in last 8 test match..so 4 nw who censuring sehwag just go infront of tv and watch highlight of d match....

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    Virender Sehwag.. 219-Highest ODI score in the world.*Respect.* @all who are jealous of the amazing feat.. why can't your batsmen make runs on our pitch? LOL. Double standards. Sehwag has now 319-highest by any Indian in TESTS and 219-Highest by any person in ODI. *Proud Indian* :) Cricinfo please publish.

  • skepticaloptimist on December 8, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    How was Sachin "running out of time" in Gwalior? Viru had 190 off 135; Sachin had 186 off 132. The only difference was that Sachin let Dhoni do the scoring that day, and only ran ones and twos after getting to 186; Viru, on the other hand, continued after the double. I enjoyed that innings more because of Sachin's duel with Steyn, and frankly, South Africa are a much stronger bowling lineup that WI. That said, nothing to take away from Viru, and no matter what - against any opposition, on any track - 219 is well and truly astronomical. Congrats to him, and I hope that he'll build on this performance to be more consistent. I'm pretty sure Sachin doesn't mind to the slightest about Viru's crossing the 200 mark.

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    sehwag r o c k s

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    Congrats Viru!!! All are proud of what you did today. This really cheers us all up!!! Thank you very much.

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:14 GMT

    sehwag rocks

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    Weldone Biru.....!! Congratualations....

  • WICric101 on December 8, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    Atleast one positive for Windies Ramdin's 96 is best by WI keeper in ODIs also if he can put in more performances with the bat he can safely relieve Sammy of captaincy(although he could probably take over now)

  • hurting_westindian on December 8, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Another disgraceful loss for WI. They keep living up to the reputation of being consistantly inconsistant. The WI bowlers should be fined half their match fees, yes the wicket was flat that was no excuse as 80% of the deliveries bowled today would still not have gotten a wicket on good bowling pitches. It didn't occur to any of them to bowl full and wicket to wicket. Sammy should be fined all of his match fee for droping Sehwag. Pollard needs to go to an academy for a year and try to develop some actual cricketing skills, to bad the WICB does not see the need to have such a thing. They should all be fired!!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    Most of the players in the Indain team have the ability to score Double hundreds. Sachin, viru, yuvi, dhoni and to extet even kohli!!! IPL is the main culprit. the main reason being playing fearless brand of cricket! and congrats to the the game's best entertainer!!!

  • ddlj26 on December 8, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    @cric4life88 I agree with your last, but the last 2 afridi and misbah... i was laughing out my guts... let just admit it the last good Paki batsman to have even played was inzamam ul haq and he didnt even reach close.. expecting the current set of Pakistan batsmen to come close is like expecting to find life on the Sun... it is a joke to even have a thought like that...haha

  • Lord_Dravid on December 8, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    what an innings! :D those who say he scored 200 on a flat pitch why hasnt in 40 years of ODI anyone else done it? pakistan players? sri lankan players? or any team who've all played on the sub continent?..to get 200 on a spinning track or on any track in ODI is no easy feat..this sehwag is just a class and im thinking about the author who wrote the article 'worried india' yesterday im just laughing now! :D

  • Shazzy_B on December 8, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    lol what? if ur tlaking about world cups i think india should be jealous of australia sine they have won it more times then any1...OWNED SON! oh and grats sehwag

  • Hayes.Adam on December 8, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    Anwar's highest was broken by the best and yet his best is broken by another best I see the rock has already moved and now few more in current era will surpass 200, but for the moment CONGRTS to the champ (he is) Sehwag!

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    Viru YOu simply rocked...................

  • VANILA on December 8, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    219 on Flat Track nothing great about this double neither tendular double century

  • Erebus26 on December 8, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    I think Sehwag's innings and India's huge total was quite predictable on a flat track against a weak Windies attack. It was set-up for the Indians really as per usual in these situations. That the relatively inexperienced Windies line-up crumbled chasing that imposing target was also predictable once India slowed the pace down with their spinners. Congratulations on Sehwag's innings but frankly I've seen much better displays by other batsmen against better attacks on livelier wickets.

  • luck002 on December 8, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    As usual some people are criticizing Sehwag becoz they know that no other international player can score 219 against any other country in any flat track. As for Sehwag,there are not enough adjectives to describe his innings.It was pure entertainment and let us keep it at that.It would be absurd to think that Sehwag wil surelyl carry this form into AUS.The conditions in AUS will be a lot different but this innings will give him and Gambhir some much needed confidence ahead of the tour down under.

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    What a innings by Veeru....

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 8, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    @cric4life: Yeah sure Misbaah can hit more than 219. Thanks. :P

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    If Sehwag clicks, we can see lot of fire works. Only Sehwag can do that. He can bat as well as blast with the bat. Congrats sehwag. I look forward for repetition of the performance by you.

  • mhk21 on December 8, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    umar akmal is also a gud contender ........if he comes at 3 in the future

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:44 GMT

    Its only possible by this subcontinental players...most of innings close 200 made by asian... Congrats Viru... Tui ekta bagha pola ...!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    Zabardast dhulai !!! Murderous batting !!! Truly deserves it !!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    Congos Sehwag !! watching u bat is like heaven :)

  • TheLight on December 8, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    Poor catching, poor batting, poor bowling and poor field settings, bowling rotations and tactics by the WI Captain once again. How long will the WICB and selectors make WI supporters suffer? Sammy is a useful test player, but has no place in this ODI team. The longer they persist with him is the more credibility he loses.

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    Annhilation !!!! what a player

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    Two things are clear: 1) Just like Sachin doesn't make a good Captain, so does Sehwag; though both of them are the greatest batsmen in Indian Cricket. 2) Futility of Indian "medium pacers" in death overs. The second point seems to have been formally recognized by today's Acting Captain Gambhir, during the WI Innings. On the given pitch, it was also good captaincy on Gambhir's part not to use 12 overs of the two pace bowlers. May be, with hindsight, I feel it was Irfan's luck that he didn't bowl on this pitch, thus protecting the good image he built during this Ranji season.

  • gloriouscricket on December 8, 2011, 16:29 GMT

    Majwstic Sehwag! Simply Awesome,WINDIES need to rethink their 11 and strtegy.

  • san789 on December 8, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    If ICB can make smaller grounds with flat pitches like this, even aswiin could have made a double century

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    Congrats to Viru...! Brilliant Performance..True entertainer.

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:25 GMT

    wow!! if there was one man who has the potential to score 200+ in odis it was sehwag!..it is a surprise it took him such a long time to get there.. nevertheless one of the great knocks ever in odi cricket

    p.s. this is just the batting practice for the tour of australia

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:18 GMT

    Jack_India... sehwag has stored 195 in australia,,,, so many 150 plus scores in another countries in a test match.... and what do u mean by typical indian batsmen... go and check records of tendulkar, dravid in another countries... then come here and say something about our Indias batsmen....

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    I as a Pakistani salute Mr Sehwag of this accomplishment. He is no doubt one of the finest not currently but in the cricketing history. It doesn't matter whether it was a batting friendly pitch or not the mere figure of 219 stands out in records.

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Was it that in the earlier Onedayers at cuttack,Vizag& Ahmedabad the captain of WI Sammy,Roach,Russel,& RamPaul all were just takingnf a chance with Bat against India the World Champions?It would appear to be so from what we observed here in INDORE!The Bowling as well as Batting of WI was poor here exposing their real self one might doubt. This way!!!It may not be true.But their real Bowler is Fidel Edwards& real batsmen Chandrapaul,Bravo& Symmons!But. The one who possess technical cleverness to avoid total collapse is none other than their present Captain Darren Sammy!But it seems it is time for Bravo to take charge as the outcome is defeat by over150 runs in a Onedayer!! Sreedharan

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Well, great batting. But when you get such easy pitches, you're bound to even get a triple century some time or the other.

    *Yawn*.

  • MENDIS_Forever on December 8, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    When The new rules were imposed,I thought it would be the end of 300+ ODI totals.But that's not.

  • VANILA on December 8, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    219 or 250 dosen't impress me on flat track. Why this big scores come only on subcontinent pitches.

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 8, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    @jack_india: Yes he is typical Indian batsman. 195 in melbourne,180 in gros islet,151 in adelaide,106 in nottingham,105 in blomfontein,84 in lords,309 in multan. Tell me how many players have 2 triple hundreds and a 293 even on their home grounds? TYPICAL INDIAN LEGEND who have scored runs in all parts of world.

  • dustmizer on December 8, 2011, 16:04 GMT

    Sehwag is very destructive player when gets going. Well done to him from a Pakistan fan.

  • on December 8, 2011, 16:04 GMT

    No xcuses,we were out played, tks to Sehwag. Happy for Ramdin, needs some consistency.

  • shohaibpak7 on December 8, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    pakistan will show india who is boss!!!

  • Amol_Gh on December 8, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    People shouldn't forget that Saeed Anwar U-S-E-D a runner UNlike Coventry, Sachin and Sehwag. For me Anwar's 193 doesn't even stand. I actually count Kirsten's 188 right after Coventry's. And one mustn't forget Sachin's 200 came against the best bowling attack of today - SA. Steyn, Morkel and company are NOT easy to score against, forget even reaching a 100. Sachin got 200 against them. And Sachin isn't out of the game yet. He may break Sehwag's record any-time.

  • manan_aslam on December 8, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    i am from PAK . But still admire Viru Inning. It is not everybody cup of tea. great and congrats.

  • khuram13 on December 8, 2011, 15:41 GMT

    CONGRATS SEHWAG. Great innings no doubt about it

  • onlyindianmake200 on December 8, 2011, 15:37 GMT

    The First Human who scored 200 runs in ODI is SEHWAG..!!! Go India....!!!

  • onlyindianmake200 on December 8, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    Sehwag: The first Human scored 200 in One Day International..

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    Congrats VIRU..............d real 'DEMOLISHER'

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    I do not enjoy criticizing players, but fair is fair, what's good for the goose is for the gander. We have chastised & crucified Sammy & maybe deservedly so. But what about Pollard? What is he doing in this team? Isn't he also causing an imbalance in the team? At the commencement of this series I predicted his failure, & I'm right. Simple, we have Russell, a far better all rounder, & soon IPL will recognize that. Don't only criticize Sammy, Pollard is also no good. Give s/one else a break. Let's be fair.

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    Congrats to Sehwag for the double ton.If anyone had to break Sachin's record it was Sehwag.And who would break this record?Possibly Warner,a mirror image of Sehwag?

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:27 GMT

    Today loved the Indian batting to the core 1. Sehwag scores 219 !! 2. all batsmen batted today have strike rate 100+ !!! 3. India's highest ODI team total ! 4. only country to score more than 400 on 4 occasions 5. Rohit sharma is the highest scorer against West indies in a Calender year ! 6. Highest total by any country against West Indies !! 7. 15 runs away from Virat Kholi becoming highest ODI runs scorer for 2011 calender year !!! Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!!

  • mustufa on December 8, 2011, 15:25 GMT

    Only Sehwag can do it with that much ease, awesome innings, though he is probably done scoring for 10 odis.

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:22 GMT

    @khurram Is multan also shewag home ground? Anwar was superb in Chennai no doubt. Today viru was great no doubt in that as well.

  • S.Jagernath on December 8, 2011, 15:22 GMT

    Amazing batting from Virender Sehwag.He should bat a lot more like this more often.Its a shame its on such a flat pitch and at a tiny cricket ground.

  • sammi83 on December 8, 2011, 15:19 GMT

    Lets take a look at Segwag's highest scores in other forms of cricket.Twenty20: 159, First-class: 319, Tests: 319, Now in ODI:219. Doesn't he love 19 as the last two digits of his score(just kidding). But what a coincidence.

  • Jack_India on December 8, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    If you put it in perspective then Sachin's double ton is superior to Sehwag's. This because Sachin's ton came against the mighty South Africans (Steyn, Parnell, Kallis, et al).

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    Can someone explain to me why is this guy ' Abhimanyu Mithun' is in the Indian team, instead of Varun Aaron or Irfan Pathan ?? Also why the hell is he preferred over Pathan for the Australian tour, he has got nothing absolutely .. no pace, no line and length .. its ridiculous and I don't know what our selectors have in their mind .. why is this guy playing even in the 11 ..

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    sehvag blast the ground with sixes and fours

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:10 GMT

    Cant believe this man was out for a first ball duck the last game !!

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    awesome viru,,,,,,,,,,, great job... highest score in the planet,,,, congrats....

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    Irrespective of whether it's a flat wicket or dust bowl, 219 is a massive achievement.

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    Flattest pitch ever and WI are struggling to make 200. The young talent need the older players to shepherd them. It cannot be left up to the worst West Indian captain ever to do so. If Gibson did in fact say that if Gayle returns then he will leave, then please bring back Gayle with an open door for Gibson and his ego to use. My one day team: Gayle, Simmons, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo (c), Russell, Ramdin, Rampaul, Taylor (if fit)/Roach, Narine. The team as it stands now is imbalanced with too many under performing allrounders. We need more batsmen and if two of them are Gayle and Samuels you have two extra bowling options there. And then if Dwayne Bravo can restart his career you'd have to quality allrounders in himself and Russell to compliment the frontline bowlers.

    For West Indies to have a chance the Sammy experiment must end.

  • Naresh28 on December 8, 2011, 15:07 GMT

    We are not only talking about SHEWAG here. There is a young Rahul SHarma and another Rohit Sharma. And Ashwin has proved his worth already. What about the accurate spinner Ohja. Then is there is the big three - lets make it the big four - since Ganguly victated for Shewag to take his place. We also have finshers in Raina, Dhoni, and Yuvraj. Not forgetting Mr dependable - Virat Kohli. Wow if only we could import some good pacer - lets advertise for one.

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    @JackIndia none of your so called great english batsmen could do anything when they came here. they were clueless. So drop the nonsense and accept shewag did good today. Especially against a bowling attack which was superior to the bowlers bowled against england in india.

  • on December 8, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    sehwag smashed 219 runs in 4th odi he is looking dashing today i like sehwag hook he is a first cricketer to score 219 runs previous highest 201 runs scored by sachin

  • Romenevans on December 8, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    What happened to the spinner Sunil Narine? Couldn't survive for 2 matches even? ROFLMAO he was toyed by sehwag.

  • hp32 on December 8, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Flat pitch or not, this is a great record breaking innings by Sehwag. I bet if we put Ponting, hell even Gilchrist, neither would be able to break the 200 mark on this pitch. All those making excuses of flat pitch need to shut up and recognize the record as a legit show of skills by a skilled batsman. I challenge, and I am laughing my ass of here, any English or Australian to break this record even on a flat pitch. Only other batsman capable of doing so is Gayle, if given the opportunity. Also, cric4life88, MISBAH??? You gotta be kidding.

  • hharish on December 8, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    Its FEAST or FAMINE. Thats Sehwag' ODI Career. COngrats Nawab of najafgarh

  • Romenevans on December 8, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    Where are all the Poms? Flat track bully is back and slogging harder than ever! LOL go seek a place to hide poms!

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:53 GMT

    OMT..! i missed it.. the greatest innings ever... by "S"ehwag!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:53 GMT

    Sehwah, you just made 1.2 billion people PROUD. I salute you!

  • Romenevans on December 8, 2011, 14:50 GMT

    Nice warm-up before Aussie tour (Came at the right time), i hope and wish that he'll smack 'em there.

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    Hello Everyone, Sorry for some unintentional error in my comments! Rahul Sharma is a rare combination of Kumble,Shane Warne & himself put together. Perhaps, he might shine as Warne or M.muralidharan of SL though he is a offsppinner. But in relation to the number of Wickets taken. Rahul has a bright future if properly looked after.In case he fails in one match he should not be withdrawn for long time as has been done on many cases earlier in the Indian Cricket! Sreedharan

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    ESPECIALLY FOR IRFAN LOVERS LAST FEW DOMESTIC ODI PERFORMANCE:

    0/68, 17 India Blue v India Green Nagpur 12 Oct 2011 List A 14, 1/51 India Blue v India Red Nagpur 10 Oct 2011 List A

    THESE ARE THE ONLY 2 DOMESTIC 50 OVERS GAME HE PLAYED IN LAST ONE YEAR AND JUST ONE IN 2010...SO I GUESS ABOVE RECORD IS NOT EVEN AVERAGE LEAVE OUTSTANDING TO BE PICKED...HE HAS GIVEN 119 RUNS FOR ONE WICKET IN 20 OVERS IN DOMESTIC CRICKET...AND SCORED 31 RUNS WITH AVERAGE OF 15.5...IS THIS ENOUGH TO CLAIM A BERTH IN INDIAN CRICKET TEAM IN ODI..I AM JUST TALKING ANOUT ODI HERE..NOW LEST SEE HIS PERFORMANCE IN RECENT 20-20:

    20*, 2/23 Baroda v Maharashtra Rajkot 25 Oct 2011 Twenty20 1/23, 6 Baroda v Saurashtra Rajkot 24 Oct 2011 Twenty20 2*, 1/24 Baroda v Gujarat Rajkot 22 Oct 2011 Twenty20

    IN 3 20-20 HE HAS TAKEN 4 WICKETS...WHICH IS JUST AVERAGE CONSIDERING THESE WERE IN DOMESTIC 20-20 AND THAT TOO AGAINST WEAK TEAMS LIKE GUJURAT AND SAURASHTRA AND EVEN MAHARASHTRA ALSO NOT THE TOP TEAM,,

  • sachinsuper99 on December 8, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    u southafrican,australian,english keep jealousing india has best team in world cup.i am not taking other teams name because they are not just competition for india.

  • drdatla on December 8, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    my dear khurram nobody prevented your batsmen from scoring double "c" on yur homeground aganist windies. why haven't they scored one sofar

  • cric4life88 on December 8, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    There are few guys in cricket world who could achieve what he did and possibly even beyond this massive 219. The only guy who can break Anwar's and Coventry's record was Sachin in my mind, and he did it!! After that Watson came close but Bangladesh did not have enough runs and he stayed not out. I've made list of people who can do the impossible: Gayle (hopefully he comes back in side), maybe Rohit Sharma, Afridi (I know I know but he can do it with his skills, deff. not with his mind set), Misbah (this guy could do wonders with the bat). Any suggestions are welcome as always.

  • Jack_India on December 8, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    Of course, a double golden duck in England followed by a double ton in India. Typical Indian batsman. Go Sehwag.

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    Weldone Congratulations to Sehwag Records should be broken time by time. Today Vero has borken this record and we are happy for that. Lots of congratulations to Sehwag from Afghanistan Weesa

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    pitch is flat thats it!! just sehwag shows performance...

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    He proved what he is capable of if he stays long! True Demolisher!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:31 GMT

    Pollard needs to go home. I say this not to be spiteful but forget 20 20 for a while or soon there will be no career to preserve, no matter the format. Go back to Trinidad and relearn your game Pollard. You have the talent to be a proper batsman.

  • chelseapakistan on December 8, 2011, 14:29 GMT

    WAHT A PLAY VIRU!! CONGRATZ!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    Congrats to Viru, he proved that form is temporary but class is permanent....And i think Indian umpires apart from these two Amish Sahiba & S Tarapore should not be allowed to take part in international matches..look at the 3rd ODI and today as well the umpiring is bad....three LBWs were turned down from Rahul Sharma by S ravi.

  • Naresh28 on December 8, 2011, 14:26 GMT

    RAHUL SHARMA - wow!!!! Is this some hidden talent in the Indian team. No wonder NAMPALLY(a top indian fan blogger) kept mentioning this guy. He has just taken 3 wickets - clean bowls in three overs. Please keep him so that we can destroy ENGLAND when they tour.We seem to have a dearth of spin bowling talent and batting. What is lacking is pace pool.

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    Dunno but when I Switched my tv and saw Segway on 13O's something told me that today might be the day when he goes on to make the big one and he proved it. As a Pakistani I have admired him and after meeting him I know how down to earth this guy is ... Well done and keep us entertaining ...

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    first of all to be on the funny side the pitch curator feared, after watching Indians performance in the preceeding matches, that India may loose if he did not create flat pitch. I think this is turning out to be the death of cricket by making such ridiculous pitches where there is no competition btwn bat and ball. making such worst pitches and even a fool will play on such tracks...i thought there was xcitement left in ODI when the pitches were good in first 3 ODI's it just shows the fear of board, the curator that India would have tied the the series and in depression they make such ridiculous pitches and saying we r one of the best teams is not done..and where is that fool ashwin where he slammed the curator when he made such flat pitch in mumbai......... this is just turning out the death of cricket ODI's

  • InnocentGuy on December 8, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    There we go. I think this is enough to take Sehwag through to the end of his career. Congrats to him, no doubt, that is an outstanding effort. Still.. bleh.

  • sankar8000 on December 8, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    I Deserve a Pat from Cricinfo! I am the person Predicted earlier Viru's Huge Knock is round the corner! WOW....Congrats Viru.. You are on Top of the World....

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    @ Chaturvedula Murali Krishna : super sir... well said... these guys are playing politics... irfan have more exeperience than midhun and vinay... irfan can swing better tha vinay... see now how they bowled.. vinay is a useless bowler he declared him self as swing bowler nothing special in his bowling...

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Rahul Sharma appears to be a rare combination of Kumble,Chandrasekhar& Harbhajan Singh all put together!! Sreedharan mundanat

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:18 GMT

    Unbeatable and Ever Green Innings by Viru.... Say congrats to him..........

  • SASANK360 on December 8, 2011, 14:16 GMT

    Till today's match match Sammy was a bold captain.But from now on he is a selfish bloke.Because Sehwag was thrashing his bowlers he refrained himself from bowling.He was clobbered for 30 runs in his 3 overs.So he realised that his career-economy and average will be affected.So he did'nt bowl his full quota.

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    sehwag is the best entertainer batsman ofthe wourld.

  • novelwolf on December 8, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    BRING BACK GAYLE PLEASE ..HOPING POLLARD CAN FIRE TODAY

  • SASANK360 on December 8, 2011, 14:12 GMT

    All of should be surprised by the inclusion of Mithun,not Rahul.He is a good spinner and Windies are never good players of spin.He will perform well in this match.Whats more important is that MITHUN WILL BE THRASHED BLUE AND BLACK by the Windies batsmen.

  • on December 8, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    sehwag nd new " rahul sharma bowld awesome" atlats he ws frm yuvi's team pune warriors

  • SASANK360 on December 8, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    I sincerely wish that Windies' batmen trash Mithun.He is a mighty good-for-nothing. He can neither swing the ball properly nor can bowl around 85MPH consistently.He is the wrong man at the wrong place.I hope that he performs bad enough to be dropped from the squad that tours AUS.If there is any player who deserves the third bowler slot in Aus,it is Irfan Pathan.He is a genuine swing bowler unlike Mithun whose deliveries are no more than gifts to batsmen.

  • Full-Blooded-Wallop on December 8, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Ozs be afraid,very afraid. The legends are looking ominous.

  • novelwolf on December 8, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    THIS IS THE TYPE OF PITCH WHERE HAVING GAYLE WOULD OF BEEN GREAT, SEEING THE FORM HE S IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • barshon on December 8, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    it was an awesome power hitting display by Viru.

  • Beazle on December 8, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    He deserves his record because he has been for a decade, along with Laxman, India's real matchwinner. Sehwag is the Indian batsman opposition teams really fear although, one has to say, with his limited footwork, he would not have lasted half a dozen overs without a helmet against Lille and Thomson or the 4 WI quicks of the 70s.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:56 GMT

    Real Hero.................................

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    Pitch was flat and nothing more!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:54 GMT

    Did anyone note this...Sehwag leads everyone in Odis for hitting the highest difference of run i.e 219 between two consecutive innings.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    Viiru - Hearty congratulations

    With your regular partner you had achieved it and good to note its two indians on the top.

    the way of your playing in one day or test is appreciated.

    Well done viru keep it up

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:47 GMT

    ESPECIALLY FOR IRFAN LOVERS LAST FEW DOMESTIC ODI PERFORMANCE:

    0/68, 17 India Blue v India Green Nagpur 12 Oct 2011 List A 14, 1/51 India Blue v India Red Nagpur 10 Oct 2011 List A

    THESE ARE THE ONLY 2 DOMESTIC 50 OVERS GAME HE PLAYED IN LAST ONE YEAR AND JUST ONE IN 2010...SO I GUESS ABOVE RECORD IS NOT EVEN AVERAGE LEAVE OUTSTANDING TO BE PICKED...HE HAS GIVEN 119 RUNS FOR ONE WICKET IN 20 OVERS IN DOMESTIC CRICKET...AND SCORED 31 RUNS WITH AVERAGE OF 15.5...IS THIS ENOUGH TO CLAIM A BERTH IN INDIAN CRICKET TEAM IN ODI..I AM JUST TALKING ANOUT ODI HERE..NOW LEST SEE HIS PERFORMANCE IN RECENT 20-20:

    20*, 2/23 Baroda v Maharashtra Rajkot 25 Oct 2011 Twenty20 1/23, 6 Baroda v Saurashtra Rajkot 24 Oct 2011 Twenty20 2*, 1/24 Baroda v Gujarat Rajkot 22 Oct 2011 Twenty20

    IN 3 20-20 HE HAS TAKEN 4 WICKETS...WHICH IS JUST AVERAGE CONSIDERING THESE WERE IN DOMESTIC 20-20 AND THAT TOO AGAINST WEAK TEAMS LIKE GUJURAT AND SAURASHTRA

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    Another death blow to cricket in WI. Will they ever again see some glory days?

  • Grayark on December 8, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    Well done India, Monster Knock by Sehwag! wont see that record being broken in a while. best of luck with the ausies!

    P.s I am a pak supporter ... but cricket is cricket no matter where you play.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    so grate.........................

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    Congratulation! virendra sehwag 4 ur highest individual runs in odi.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    MAN ON A MISSION!!!!!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    SEHWAG IS GREAT ENTERTAINER HE IS BID TO SCORE DOUBLE CENTURY FINALLY HE HAD DONE IT

  • ibbani on December 8, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Wonderful Viru. You have just created another special innings. BD team must learn this from him, Tamim especially. God grace, BD is not playing with india, otherwise the score would have bruised to 500 also as our dear Viru has said it so openly that BD is a ordinary team, He was wrong by saying ordinary, they are meek, club team, 3rd class team lol.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:26 GMT

    You missed the match.. you did the crime.... Hurricane of Indian Batting attck just smashed the pirates of cariebian... Sehwag you beauty ambasodor of Indian cricket.. Stying cool and playing HOT....

  • MENDIS_Forever on December 8, 2011, 13:26 GMT

    Congrats to sehwag! What a player! Poor WI bowlers had no clue against this dashing batsman.Absolute carnage for them. look at those bowling figures.absolutely a carnage! - from a SL fan.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    What a superb innings by Sehwag. Great to watch. However, as a WI, I feel for the WI team as Sammy has consistently let them down with bat, ball and in the field. Dropping Sehwag was his contribution tonight. And yes, i have also noticed that he hides from bowling when the team is under pressure and needs its bowlers to stand up. In the truest sense and without any bias, he is not a leader. Nor is he good enough as a bowler or batsman to make the team. He clearly cleary demoralizes the team with his ineptitude in ALL departments. Pls. WIBC and WI selectors, have mercy on us fans, have mercy on the playing members, and most of all, have mercy on Sammy. Drop him.

  • santhoshmennani on December 8, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    Sehwag is the one man standing as highest scorer for India in both tests and ODI's.This is the great achievement by Viru who is representing such a huge cricket loving country.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    Reality Check for all my fellow West Indians thinking we have turned the corner after one victory on tour.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    BANGG BANGG BANGG,,,,No better script can be written other than this ...Sehwag ROCKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.......

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    Great batting, yes, but WHY NO Irfan?

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    yNt PathAn tdy?Mithun...my o my....cnt believe diS..cmoN selectoRs...AnyWayS vrY rArE douBle Ton bY vIru..vry FeW on Dis plAnet cN do dis...

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    congt viru bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    I still remember the interview of Sachin Tendulkar, after his 200, where he told-- its difficult to make 200 in ODIs.. if anyone can make it again I hope its VIRENDER SEHWAG

    veeru paaji ne kar ke dikha diye !!! kudooos to both the champs !!! india shines high !!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    If there was any one deserving to get a double ton other than sachin it was viru

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    "Those who choose to live by the edge of the sword, have the courage to die by it." ..................On 24th February,..the Gauntlet was thrown by none other than the Pantheon of GODS... and was gleefully picked by the Upcoming LORD...and its greatest devotee..And after the haitus of 1 year 8 months and 12 days..... ...The LORD has once again proved that why he is "THE KILLER"... Now its time fo...r the ALMIGHTY..to shower homeage to the LORD...forovercoming the BULWARK set by THE ALMIGHTY himself..... ...PROUD TO BE A DIE-HARD SEHWAG DEVOTEE..."Not by chance but by CHOICE"... :)See More

  • Alexk400 on December 8, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Waiting for sehwag to score 500 n.o from TEST. Until then.... Sehwag is 1000 times better than sachin the selfish over hyped player. Most feared player in the world is sehwag not sachin.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    HURRRAYYYYYYYY 2 DOUBLE CENTURY MAN ON THE PLANET HAD TO BE SEHWAG

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:15 GMT

    crazy maniac surpasses the world record..i gotta tell ya this guy's approach to the game is inhuman-no second thoughts, insensitive, clobbering everything n leaving everyone around him dumb-founded. For me I see the approach as stupid n insane but the achievement absolutely incredible...MINDBLASTING (Yess I get to use this word now)!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    Well Done Sehwag...Great to see you with this record

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    what a glorious !!! it's the best achievement for him.

  • drdatla on December 8, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    flatpitch bully has done it

  • ajayrcs on December 8, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    WI Blame it on pitch which is not good at all. ICC should take action against such pitches where scoring runs is too easy and no one can say there is competition going on. Sehwag double ton is similar to soring a 100 on English or Australian pitch.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Thats not a miracle that Sehwag made a record, in their home ground on this dead pitch,in India, any talented player can hit double ton like Umar Akmal, I think that this record will no longer remain in future.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    @Sehwag. Hats off to you. Brilliant. Shows his talent, caliber, and stature in modern cricket. Proves, focus was the only issue. The more talented a player is, the more frustration and anger we fans show. Feels sqeemish for the litany of my angry posts earlier. Nice to see that the disciple Gambhir also got into the groove. Just in time. Now, the BCCI can even send these two to Oz along with the advanced party! That will also give a chance to the other players to show their talents in the next ODI. I know, I am jumping the gun, half way through this ODI. It's both joy, and RELIEF.

  • Adolfhitler89 on December 8, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    Some will say that the opposition was weak, some will say that the bowling was poor & some would say that Sehwag was lucky to get dropped on 170. Well, the truth is that Sehwag batted like a true champion and got what he deserved. It's not easy to bat throughout the innings and score a double ton in ODI's. I salute Sehwag for his efforts. Congratulations Viru, you have made us all proud.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    Its Jst Awsm 2 See A Man Lyk Shewag Broked The Record.............

  • Jaggadaaku on December 8, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    Looks like Ravi Rampaul didn't plan for Sehwag in this match like he did in the test match when Tendulkar got out at 94. May be Ravi only plans for Sachin. Well, I know, your whole team must have made all type of plans to getting Sehwag out, but this time all plans got failed and Sehwag created a new world record. Every bowler in the world always plans when he bowls. Some times he get succeed and sometimes doesn't. If Sachin would have been here instead of Sehwag, Sachin must have tried to stay until the 50th over in order to increase his average, that is sure. God only knows why he wants to increase his average. Sachin carries 45+ average in ODIs but never satisfied.Isko kahete hai, "SEHWAG 0 PE OUT HOTA HAI, MAGAR LETA HAI TO 200 FAAD KE LETA HAI."

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    amazing blast by viru and very important that comes in right time for team

  • TheOnlyEmperor on December 8, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    219 from Sehwag! Let's see who crosses that! Sehwag is destined to be a folklore and another cricketing god! I can only for some reason imagine the Aussies squirming at the thought of this record! :P

  • ste13 on December 8, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    I would suggest preparing even more flat pitches and changing cricket balls into tennis ones. Then we may have ODI scores of even 600, and Sehwag scoring 350+. Irrespectively, on a day Sehwag is a good batsman for any format.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    Congrats to a great player Mr SEHWAG. As I watched Sehwag destroy the WI attack, all I could think about is the fact that the only other player in world cricket that can equal this performance is a WI player who has chosen not to play for his team, for whatever reasons. This was confirmed by Sashri when he interviewed Sahwag. And when Sammy dropped Sahwag, then it dawn on u that some persons r ordained for greatness & no earthly soul can stop that.That drop catch should tell Sammy something about himself.

  • Nnskrish on December 8, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    Sehwaaaaaaaaaggggggg.......gr8 innings.....pure carnage.....WI bowled many loose balls and he capitilized on them completely and put pressure on them.......Sammy is very poor Can't bowl can't field and can't bat.......how ever lion hearted he might be he is not worthy to be in the playing 11 may be he can be their captain frm outside the field like in Davis cup coming in on as a sub fielder......

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    WELL! Good knock by sehwag.only he could have broken the record.but a pondering question for Indian batting can they produce such feat on hard bouncy pitches of Australia.as Aussies will open a barrage of short bowling on them.i am from Pakistan. really appreciate the knock.but doubtful about India in Australia.

  • tekken87 on December 8, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    Congratulations to Virender Sehwag and whole indian cricket team for record breaking batting performance. This performance shows why they are world champions.

  • Sano27 on December 8, 2011, 13:06 GMT

    well done sehwag.....2nd man on the planet to score the double ton aftr SACHIN......

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    Awesome strike rate......

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    I am not saying this because I am a Pakistani but infact due to the fact that I am an avid cricket lover!!! Sehwag made a super knock today but the truth is that it was on home soil, a totally batting pitch and against probably the weakest bowling attack of modern age and amongst an indisputably extremenly show of fielding and almost zero level of captaincy whereas Saeed Anwar scored 194 on Indian soil against a reputable Indian bowling attack and hostile crowds! In my view, that record can only be matched when someone does the double ton on Pakistani soil! Well done Coventry, Tendulkar and Sehwag but we still love Saeed Anwar's record more than any other ! Pakistan Zindabad! Cricket Zindabad! Love and peace to everyone !!

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    wat a nice way to score a double century. Shewag has done it. And the expectation of the people is being fulfilled by him.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    ooooh sehwag scored what are we fighting for.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    What an achievement... 219 runs in a day match..... incredible Sehwag ... :-)

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    guys talking ab't technique this and that this is the way to play cricket.may b graeme pollock will b happier.it would hav been better that windies lost the previous one they hav awakened the sleeping giant.

  • shuvoroy31 on December 8, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    Absolutely special knock from Sehwag! What was noteworthy in the innings apart from his apparent determination and deliberate attempt to play with a straight bat is the ease with which he found the gaps. The sheer bravado with which he toyed with the field placing was reminiscent of his 293 against Sri Lanka a couple of years back, where everyone, including Muralitharan, was left no less hapless than Sammy & Co. by his brutal onslaught.

    I think it can be safely said that not only is Sehwag one of the most destructive batsmen of this era, but also perhaps the most innovative of the lot, provided the pitch and conditions are not overly skewed towards pace bowling.

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    real don of world cricket ,king is back so be carefull for all cricket gteam........... next waiting for one man show for 300 else

  • on December 8, 2011, 13:01 GMT

    Though I love Sachin, this man deserve this record than Sachin. A truly selfless cricketer.

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:59 GMT

    It just comes to show that its a batman's game this cricket is. Well played Sehwag by the way, take a bow.

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    It 's a marvelous inning.... congratulation shewag.... ...again cricket power centralizing around Asian country....Sri lankan team also should follow the Indiana team during SA tour....all the best lions......

  • TheOnlyEmperor on December 8, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    219 from Sehwag! Let's see who crosses that! Sehwag is destined to be a folklore and another cricketing god! I can only for some reason imagine the Aussies squirming at the thought of this record! :P

  • Cricket_HighVoltage on December 8, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    congrats man... you proved that an INDIAN only can make that happen.

  • kensohatter on December 8, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    WOW... Sehwag is the reason Australia persist with a guy like Phil Hughes but in truth Sehwag is a rare talent who somehow defies odds to have a healthy average. Amazing innings against a test nation (ok not a top 5 test nation but still others on that top score list are against the arab emirates or bangldesh). Sehwag makes my world one day team every day of the week. The guy can just win you games on his day

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    No Gayle. ah haa. Lest see will bat for the WI. am not expecting them 2 win.

  • travelunlimited on December 8, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    well Sehwag Dint Chase the Record as it was chase by Sachin tendulkar and Sehwag innings was more Special than Sachin One.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 8, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    Congrats Viru. We knew that only few players were capable to beat Tendulkar's record. You were the one and Dhoni is the other...and WI thought they got the win in 3rd ODI because of their good efforts but it was just because Indian top order out-of-form. Now, I expect something big from Gambhir too...Ausssiss , are you watching? I can see that their bowlers already shivering!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    SeHwAg................~)))))))))))))))))

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    Wat an Innings from the Viru... The only man who whom people thought would break Sachin's record... Hats Off Viru...

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    Thanks to Sammy for putting down Sehwag at around 170.

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    After all Irfan Pathan's services were notvrequired here as India has crossed 400.But he is a perfect Pacer like hiscTeam mate Sahir. So we hope his services would be utilized.at CHENNAI. Sreedharan Mundanat

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    Dear Aussies, did you enjoy the trailer? - Virender Sehwag

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    Its wonderful innings for sewag.....but amazing shots....and runs........supet hits

  • ATG1207 on December 8, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    Being a die hard Sachin fan, and being too hopeful, I hope sachin does what lara did. Hayden broke his record, but lara ended up breaking his record and its almost impossible to get 400. So come on SACHIN, time for you to get 250 in ODIs :p But well played Viru!!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    what a batting by sehwag he proves again a block bluster in cricket but i feel it will continue in austrialan series also

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    @ Tapan Malik.... Irfan Pathan hasnt done anything great especially in bowling in last 2 years he played...kindly check the stats ON STATSGURU////THATS WHY HE WAS DROPPED...THOUGH I AM NOT ADMIRER OF RAVINDRA JADEJA BUT TILL NOW HE HAS DONE MUCH BETTER THAN IRFAN...SO THATS WHY SO CALLED ALLROUNDER IN TEAM TODAY IS JADEJA AND NOT IRFAN...AND IRFAN WILL GET THE CHANCE AFTER WE WIN SERIES...AND WHY ARE U UNDER-ESTIMATING RAHUL SHARMA AND OVER-ESTIMATING IRFAN...RAHUL SHARMA HAS DONE REALLY WELL IN LAST MATCH HE PLAYED...BOTH PATHAN BROTHERS ARE FINISHED...IRFAN WAS GOOD INITIALLY BUT HE LOST HIS PACE AND HE HAS BECOME A MILITRY MEDIUM BOWLER...YUSUF WAS ALWAYS A FLUKE ONLY..HE SCORED RUNS ONLY ONCE IN 15 MATCHES...CHECK RECORD.... PROBLEM IS IN INDIA AS CRICKET LOVERS WE HAVE VERY SHORT MEMORY....

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    Poor Sammy. 3 overs for 10 runs apiece.Last two matches, Sammy trying to preserve his bowling averages, to face Zimbabwe or bangladesh again. Last three 50 over matches Sammy bowls a total of 8 overs?. and he can't catch. So what is he picked as... Small island Pride???

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    Congrats Veeru

    it's a great innings, we proud of you

  • RajKumarGoyal on December 8, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    Wonderful Viru.. you rocked.. COngrats.This is what real Aussie fan says, whenever Indian scores a record they say pitch may be flat or poor bowling. then why didnt any Australian scored a double hundred in WC happened in sub continent. Beware of this man Aussies.. Get ready for the treatment. who ever says sehwag is out of form.. start find reasons for commenting on your bowling after this Aussie summer. Love you sehwag..

  • PAKISTAN_GREAT_ZINDABAD on December 8, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    good work sehwag.i think you are better than tendulkar.tendulkar has no temprament.

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    Has made history, he is totally eligible for that! Congrats Shewag!

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    amazing batting sehwag hats offf... peace from Pakistan

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:26 GMT

    Entertainment to the Max!! what an innings!

  • SanasDoha on December 8, 2011, 12:26 GMT

    these useless WI giving plenty of records to India, sehwag may reach his 250 by end of the game

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    @ Tapan Malik.... Irfan Pathan hasnt done anything great especially in bowling in last 2 years he played...kindly check the stats ON STATSGURU////THATS WHY HE WAS DROPPED...THOUGH I AM NOT ADMIRER OF RAVINDRA JADEJA BUT TILL NOW HE HAS DONE MUCH BETTER THAN IRFAN...SO THATS WHY SO CALLED ALLROUNDER IN TEAM TODAY IS JADEJA AND NOT IRFAN...AND IRFAN WILL GET THE CHANCE AFTER WE WIN SERIES...AND WHY ARE U UNDER-ESTIMATING RAHUL SHARMA AND OVER-ESTIMATING IRFAN...RAHUL SHARMA HAS DONE REALLY WELL IN LAST MATCH HE PLAYED...BOTH PATHAN BROTHERS ARE FINISHED...IRFAN WAS GOOD INITIALLY BUT HE LOST HIS PACE AND HE HAS BECOME A MILITRY MEDIUM BOWLER...YUSUF WAS ALWAYS A FLUKE ONLY..HE SCORED RUNS ONLY ONCE IN 15 MATCHES...CHECK RECORD.... PROBLEM IS IN INDIA AS CRICKET LOVERS WE HAVE VERY SHORT MEMORY....

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    Brilliant!! Too good,, india breaking loose

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    Incredible knock by Sehwag. As a West Indian and cricket fan all I could do was admire. He should buy Sammy a drink at the end of the day. And Sammy's teammates should lock him out of the dressing room. WICB won't do it.

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:21 GMT

    VEERU(Shyam) has followed his partner SACHIN(RAM) perfectly by puttin up a 200 plus! Sreedharan

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:19 GMT

    gr8 show viru....!! we are proud of you...!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:18 GMT

    Sehwag nows holds the record for the highest induvidual score in ODI's

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    INDID 450 WEST INDIES 112 SEWAG 233 NO OUT PEOPLE WI WILL NVER WIN ANOTHER SERIS IN WORLD CRICKET AGAIN BANGA, ZIMBWE ARE FAR BETTER TEAMS ICC SHOULD REMOVE WEST INDIES

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    sooooo finally................sehwah brokes sachin record of 200 runs

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    If India crosses 400 ,which is most likely,it would be very pleasant occasion to remember in Oneday Cricket!It appears that just one Team Viz Srilanka had done that before in a World Cup match against Kenya. The post match comments by the Captains would be very interesting to hear today!Sehwag must be planning happily for it &Sammy also the same way! SreedharanMundanat

  • on December 8, 2011, 12:11 GMT

    west indies 112 all out india win series, sammy needs firing and the board bring back gayle

  • WICric101 on December 8, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    Pitch may be flat but poor bowling, horrible field placings is the cause of this carenage,also missed runouts and dropped catches.Sammy do honorable thing and resign as captain, give WI a fighting chance you know you DONT deserve a permanent spot on team,you unbalance team,make poor field placements etc.

  • TheLight on December 8, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    Selfish Sammy..................if everyone says he is WI best bowler, why does he not bowl when the going gets tough? Seems like he wants to preserve his bowling average......................THAT IS SELFISH!!!!!!!!!!

  • on December 8, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    Yes! The openers really ransack WI.Tremendous knock especially from VEERU.A long time worth remembering.Ghis Will Power is Great.and Gambhir too matches his partner in this regard. Congratulations to both the Openers.We Cricket Lovers Salute you! WI captain ,perhaps,also gasping how to react during Post match interview . A typical display of Will Power from the Captain,his Partner& now Raina who is famous in this regard besides YUVRAAJ SINGH.This Trio would take India ahead further & further This is for real.Atypical feature of Will Power to remember for a long time to come.& a perfect proof& justification how India lifted thecWorld Cup on 2 nd April at Wankhedes when Sachin was lifted by the team mates announcingvthat they' are lifting him on their Shoulders acknowledging what he did for India for many years. It was Virat Kohli whonsaid so on 2nd April at Wankhedes!! Sreedharan Mundanat

  • on December 8, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    @ Naresh28 Even if sehwag scored 200 these guys will not stop such cheap things . Lets just enjoy our heroes thrash opposition without worrying about guys like Randyoz

  • on December 8, 2011, 11:19 GMT

    @ Chaturvedula Murali Krishna Do you really think people whining on cricinfo comments made them select Irfan . Do you even think they take time to read these . No way man

  • Naresh28 on December 8, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    SHEWAG CENTURY - Is especially for RandyOz who never seems to stop stirring up Indian fans. We Indians know that we have a great batting lineup. our biggest downfall is not having as good bowlers in our team. So to people like Randyoz we look mediocre, but we have been winning games as a team with our batting might. Its only time before we unearth bowling talent. BCCI/Selectors should invest in this aspect of Indian cricket.

  • on December 8, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    It is clearly a batting pitch and see the fate of WI fast bowlers. The same will be the fate of Indian young fast bowlers, unless there is drastic change in the weather and pitch. This pitch is not helping even spinners. What is the use of selecting 3 specialist spinners Ashwin, Jadeja and Rahul, when we have part time spinners like Sehwag, Raina, Rohit and Kohli? Regarding Irfan Pathan, it is my frank opinion that he was selected to the team only due to public criticism, and not in the interests of the game at all. Regarding my comments on the final match, you are exactly correct, I am clearly sarcastic.

  • WISHnU on December 8, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    I think its good chance for VIRU to bocome the 2nd man to score double ton...

  • on December 8, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    Yes Sehwag's Ton leaves WI gasping!.And that's a good signal for the remaining match as well as the series against Australia later on.If Veeru comes to form stopping him is a Herculian Task.let us hope he continues with him form for long time tto come. His partner( original Partner SACHIN TWNDULKAR,the RAM& SHYAM as is called in Mumbai) must be enjoying the Game & the Will Power of his partner Shyam..Veerru' knocks of 300.v plus against Pakistan earlier is worth remembering now. of course that was in a Test Match! Sreedharan Mundanat

  • on December 8, 2011, 10:34 GMT

    THIS IS THE RIGHT MOVE THAT NOT TO OPEN WITH P.PATE.SEHWAG AND GAMBHIR IS THE BEST OPENING PAIR IN ANY TYPE OF GAME.PATHAN SHOULD PLAY TODAY.

  • on December 8, 2011, 10:33 GMT

    @ Chaturvedula Murali Krishna You are seriously funny dude . I don't know whether you were being sarcastic or you were really serious . Don't say you were serious . This is cricket and not Conspiracy theory . If they don't want to pick a player he will not be picked . There need not be a whole con operation like you mentioned

  • on December 8, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    @ tapanmallik I think you should follow the game dude . what you mentioned as pity to watch is making the WI bowling look petty ... And regarding bowling 3 spinners seems to be a good option but they could have atleast selected Irfan in the place of Vinay Kumar . Vinay Kumar is an useless bowler

  • agam99 on December 8, 2011, 10:24 GMT

    Some reality check for all WI and other fans here...lol

  • Srini_Indian on December 8, 2011, 10:17 GMT

    GG and VS smashing the WI attack. Sunil Narine was put in his place after the Ahmedabad fortune.

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:58 GMT

    It did not surprise me at all. Irfan was selected to the team most unwillingly. The team management has suddenly picked up Rahul Sharma now, to deny rightful place to Irfan. Rahul was selected to the team long back bud did not play even a single match till now. Why suddenly so much love on Rahul? Believe me, Irfan will be selected to the final ODI. In his bowling, the fielders will deliberately misfield, leave catches and see that Irfan shall not get even a single wicket, to sideline him for ever. These are the cheap tricks of Srikanth, Dhoini etc.. Do you want me to say more?

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    We are very distress from Virender Sehwag that not select the irfan pathan for the four ODIs Vs West Indies , it should be taken in the team

  • Dathaanil on December 8, 2011, 9:44 GMT

    It Shows that both GG and Sehwag will give good start to the Indian team.

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    India will loose this match, due to bad selection.

  • santhoshmennani on December 8, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    It is very disappointed not to see Indian swing sultan- Irfan pathan

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:32 GMT

    This is rediculous not to include Irfan pathan in the last 11. You picked a guy on his form in the Ranji and than not picking him for the match is something really surprised. All the best team india and there gimmicks.

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:02 GMT

    What's the point of getting Irfan Pathan if he is not going to play. He has taken 150+ ODI wickets and with his fine form in domestic circuit he deserved this game.

  • OMGitsSrikanth on December 8, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    Very very harsh decision by managemnt for pathan..:(

    As a huge fan of irfan pathan I am not going to follow the match today where there is nothing to watch for.shewag,raina and gambhir's batting is pity to watch for..:(

  • on December 8, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    Hey.. Irfan must have been picked for this game.. Then what's the reason picking him for the last 2 ODI..

  • OMGitsSrikanth on December 8, 2011, 8:55 GMT

    Once again one more shocking decision by team management..Give Irfan Pathan a chance not mithun whose bowling cost us the last match...!!!!!

    This is going to be interesting in evening if the new guy fails 2 impress and 2-2 then ..:)

  • on December 8, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    Two spinners(R jadeja nad Ashiwin) were in team, wat is the necessity to take one more spinner.. why didn't they pick IK Pathan...?

  • OMGitsSrikanth on December 8, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    Give Irfan Pathan a chance at least!!!!its going to very bad late in evening today and shewag had to face many questions if lost this match by picking rahul sharma and series is 2-2.No body is willing to listen the excuses then..All d best Shewag/srikanth..:)

  • on December 8, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    Why is Irfan out ????????????????????????????????????

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  • on December 8, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    Why is Irfan out ????????????????????????????????????

  • OMGitsSrikanth on December 8, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    Give Irfan Pathan a chance at least!!!!its going to very bad late in evening today and shewag had to face many questions if lost this match by picking rahul sharma and series is 2-2.No body is willing to listen the excuses then..All d best Shewag/srikanth..:)

  • on December 8, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    Two spinners(R jadeja nad Ashiwin) were in team, wat is the necessity to take one more spinner.. why didn't they pick IK Pathan...?

  • OMGitsSrikanth on December 8, 2011, 8:55 GMT

    Once again one more shocking decision by team management..Give Irfan Pathan a chance not mithun whose bowling cost us the last match...!!!!!

    This is going to be interesting in evening if the new guy fails 2 impress and 2-2 then ..:)

  • on December 8, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    Hey.. Irfan must have been picked for this game.. Then what's the reason picking him for the last 2 ODI..

  • OMGitsSrikanth on December 8, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    Very very harsh decision by managemnt for pathan..:(

    As a huge fan of irfan pathan I am not going to follow the match today where there is nothing to watch for.shewag,raina and gambhir's batting is pity to watch for..:(

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:02 GMT

    What's the point of getting Irfan Pathan if he is not going to play. He has taken 150+ ODI wickets and with his fine form in domestic circuit he deserved this game.

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:32 GMT

    This is rediculous not to include Irfan pathan in the last 11. You picked a guy on his form in the Ranji and than not picking him for the match is something really surprised. All the best team india and there gimmicks.

  • santhoshmennani on December 8, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    It is very disappointed not to see Indian swing sultan- Irfan pathan

  • on December 8, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    India will loose this match, due to bad selection.