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

Sehwag's rare dive and a bouquet

Plays of the Day from the fourth ODI between India and West Indies in Indore
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The gesture
Having cut Andre Russell to the boundary to go past Sachin Tendulkar's 200, Virender Sehwag was celebrating his record-breaking feat with a fist-pump, when he saw something strange. A man who shouldn't have been on the cricket field was running towards him with a bouquet of roses and the broadest of smiles. What he intended Sehwag to do with flowers in the middle of the pitch is not certain. Sehwag appeared to tell him to hurry off before the cops got on his tail.

The welcomes
Sehwag clipped Ravi Rampaul's first delivery off his pads through midwicket, the ball speeding across a fast outfield and beating Danza Hyatt's desperate dive to reach the boundary. Three more bowlers suffered Rampaul's fate at Sehwag's hands. Sunil Narine's first ball got launched over the long-on boundary, Darren Sammy watched his fly over extra cover, and Marlon Samuels' was steered between point and short third man for four.

The shot
The first of Sehwag's seven sixes. In the third over, Kemar Roach pitched short outside off stump, with a third man in place. Sehwag waited and opened the face, letting the ball virtually bounce off the bat, trampoline over the slip cordon and all the way across the boundary. He had intentionally played it so fine that the fielder at third man, who was square, could only watch.

The lucky number
Both Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were let off on 20. Gambhir dabbed the ball towards point, took a few steps down the pitch and then stopped, for it was Kieron Pollard swooping on the ball. Sehwag, however, had come so far from the non-striker's end that he gave up, and hoped Pollard would miss. Pollard did. A while later, Gambhir pushed hard at a length ball from Russell, hitting it in the air towards the bowler's left. Russell, one of West Indies' best fielders, grabbed at the chance but it did not stick.

The jostle
In the 18th over, Gambhir dropped the ball with soft hands on the pitch and wanted the single. He ran a few yards but Sehwag did not budge from the non-striker's end. The bowler Roach sprinted to the ball and picked up, forcing Gambhir to turn around hastily. As he did, Gambhir jostled with Roach and there was some contact between bodies and bat before he safely made his crease. Sammy was not happy and held his arms up in half-protest, half-appeal. It did not go further than that.

The dive
There's nothing unusual about a batsman diving to avoid being run out. Unless that batsman is Sehwag. He never dives. Sehwag might sprint, and stretch sometimes, but dive he does not. He did today, though. In the 20th over Sehwag clipped the ball to deep square leg and wanted the second run. Gambhir did not, and Sehwag had to hit the turf horizontally to continue batting.

The last-ball trick
Rahul Sharma, India's debutant spinner, struck three times: a wicket in each of his first three overs. He bowled all his victims and claimed them with the final ball of the over. Samuels was the first to go, playing on to a topspinner; Danza Hyatt was the next, as a quick legbreak spun through his legs; and Pollard was the last, missing another fast and straight delivery.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 9, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    @Shan156, cheers to you mate. You are a true follower and fan of CRICKET, unlike some other Brits, who spam our matches when India is down....Some sad, bitter and unhealthy souls are making it sound as though this was the first time an ODI was played on a batting track in a smallish ground and that till now no batsmen got to play an ODI on a batting track in a smallish ground. What about those brutal centuries by Gibbs and Ponting at New Wanderes, Johannesburg in a 'mini-stadium' on a belter of a track and both the teams scored over 400??? Nobody complained then....Very pleased at your balanced assessment...Cheers!

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    wel done Viru. u r the best oneday cricketer of these days.

  • V.Jammy on December 9, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    @fearlesswindies: Come on man, you can't say that Sammy has not proven himself to be a international player. Yes, he looks out of form in ODIs. But in the Test matches he was very deadly with the Red Ball. Everyone praised him a lot during Test series.

    @Dravid_Gravitas: Yes friend, Anwar didn't ran all of his runs in his historic 194. I still remember that Afridi was his runner from 63* to 194 & hence Anwar wasn't tired at all like Shewag was in yesterday's match. But I respect Anwar as a classy batsmen because he was the only batsman who was consistent performer against India. His last century against India in 2003 WC semi final was superb!

    And regarding our opening combination, I feel that Viru & Gauti are the Best choice even if Sachin makes a comeback in ODI team. Sachin should drop himself to one down position, play as a sheet anchor & try to remain Not Out till the end. I hope Sachin achieves 50+ batting average in ODIs also!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 10:36 GMT

    he is the best player in the world

  • on December 9, 2011, 8:57 GMT

    @cricketSB..why can't you just appreciate the brilliance of an innings from a 'genius'..I am sure you wouldn't be so bitter had the feat been achieved by an australian..most 'cricket' fans around trhe world, no matter which country they support, would acknowledge this astonishing feat..I refer to Kevin Petersen's tweet yesterday and I quote..'if you are a cricket fan, pls switch your tv's on right now & watch a genius bat..Sehwag destroying the WI..world record coming'..I may be wrong but im sure KP is a pretty good judge of a cricketer..he never 'tweeted' about the size of the ground!!! ps..you seem to have forgotten Sehwag destroying the australian attack at Melbourne in a test match in 2003!!!

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

    It is a great coincidence that the Rahul got 3 wicket bowled in his first 3 overs in the last ball of each over. It's some sort hattrick. It also reminds me debut test by Ravi Shashtri where scorecard reads C. Vengsarkar B. Shastri for 3 consecutive wickets.

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

    It wasn't the story of a small ground, or a flat track; there have been many flat tracks over the years and such a feat hasn't been achieved. As Yuvraj said, it's next to impossible to even think of 219 in a one day match. Several players dream to score that much in a test. It was, rather, a story of a player's grit, a player's determination, a player's natural ability to score at will. He may not be the most technically correct batsman however, he is surely one of the most loved. If only he took his game a little seriously, who knows where he would have been today!

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    @khiladisher.Dear, i would like to elaborate more on the facts put up by you.1) Pak vs ind (in india) played 27 pak won 17.Played in pak 27. Pak won 14.Percentage wise pak are the best team (%age wise) which beats india in india.In rest of the venues the record is just marginally in favour of india.By marginally i mean just marginally.2) You said that pak has mostly won during 1986 - 1998.For your kind information out of 58 odi from 1998-2011, pak has won 32.Period.

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:00 GMT

    he is the king..love to watch him batting.no 1 atcckngt plyr in the world

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    Well done Shewag! A great innings I belive. Sad I could not watch it. Although Iam a Sri lankan Iam a cricket fanatic. I wish Indians keep speaking of Shewag's innings now and stop the chatter of Tendulkar's 100th century. Let him get it when he deserves. No doubt he is a good cricketer. Records are meant to be broken. So anyone's record could be broken.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 9, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    @Shan156, cheers to you mate. You are a true follower and fan of CRICKET, unlike some other Brits, who spam our matches when India is down....Some sad, bitter and unhealthy souls are making it sound as though this was the first time an ODI was played on a batting track in a smallish ground and that till now no batsmen got to play an ODI on a batting track in a smallish ground. What about those brutal centuries by Gibbs and Ponting at New Wanderes, Johannesburg in a 'mini-stadium' on a belter of a track and both the teams scored over 400??? Nobody complained then....Very pleased at your balanced assessment...Cheers!

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    wel done Viru. u r the best oneday cricketer of these days.

  • V.Jammy on December 9, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    @fearlesswindies: Come on man, you can't say that Sammy has not proven himself to be a international player. Yes, he looks out of form in ODIs. But in the Test matches he was very deadly with the Red Ball. Everyone praised him a lot during Test series.

    @Dravid_Gravitas: Yes friend, Anwar didn't ran all of his runs in his historic 194. I still remember that Afridi was his runner from 63* to 194 & hence Anwar wasn't tired at all like Shewag was in yesterday's match. But I respect Anwar as a classy batsmen because he was the only batsman who was consistent performer against India. His last century against India in 2003 WC semi final was superb!

    And regarding our opening combination, I feel that Viru & Gauti are the Best choice even if Sachin makes a comeback in ODI team. Sachin should drop himself to one down position, play as a sheet anchor & try to remain Not Out till the end. I hope Sachin achieves 50+ batting average in ODIs also!!

  • on December 9, 2011, 10:36 GMT

    he is the best player in the world

  • on December 9, 2011, 8:57 GMT

    @cricketSB..why can't you just appreciate the brilliance of an innings from a 'genius'..I am sure you wouldn't be so bitter had the feat been achieved by an australian..most 'cricket' fans around trhe world, no matter which country they support, would acknowledge this astonishing feat..I refer to Kevin Petersen's tweet yesterday and I quote..'if you are a cricket fan, pls switch your tv's on right now & watch a genius bat..Sehwag destroying the WI..world record coming'..I may be wrong but im sure KP is a pretty good judge of a cricketer..he never 'tweeted' about the size of the ground!!! ps..you seem to have forgotten Sehwag destroying the australian attack at Melbourne in a test match in 2003!!!

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

    It is a great coincidence that the Rahul got 3 wicket bowled in his first 3 overs in the last ball of each over. It's some sort hattrick. It also reminds me debut test by Ravi Shashtri where scorecard reads C. Vengsarkar B. Shastri for 3 consecutive wickets.

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

    It wasn't the story of a small ground, or a flat track; there have been many flat tracks over the years and such a feat hasn't been achieved. As Yuvraj said, it's next to impossible to even think of 219 in a one day match. Several players dream to score that much in a test. It was, rather, a story of a player's grit, a player's determination, a player's natural ability to score at will. He may not be the most technically correct batsman however, he is surely one of the most loved. If only he took his game a little seriously, who knows where he would have been today!

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    @khiladisher.Dear, i would like to elaborate more on the facts put up by you.1) Pak vs ind (in india) played 27 pak won 17.Played in pak 27. Pak won 14.Percentage wise pak are the best team (%age wise) which beats india in india.In rest of the venues the record is just marginally in favour of india.By marginally i mean just marginally.2) You said that pak has mostly won during 1986 - 1998.For your kind information out of 58 odi from 1998-2011, pak has won 32.Period.

  • on December 9, 2011, 6:00 GMT

    he is the king..love to watch him batting.no 1 atcckngt plyr in the world

  • on December 9, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    Well done Shewag! A great innings I belive. Sad I could not watch it. Although Iam a Sri lankan Iam a cricket fanatic. I wish Indians keep speaking of Shewag's innings now and stop the chatter of Tendulkar's 100th century. Let him get it when he deserves. No doubt he is a good cricketer. Records are meant to be broken. So anyone's record could be broken.

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

    Most of his scroing shots were ground strokes with very accurate placement and they would have mostly reached the fence in the biggest of grounds.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 9, 2011, 4:08 GMT

    Critics of this knock are just sad, depressed and unhealthy souls. I didn't know that there are so many sad souls on this planet. Array baysharamiyon, these are rare feats! 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 devalue it. How mean, people can be! 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!

  • Vilander on December 9, 2011, 4:07 GMT

    He was good, but why was the ground so small ? why so flat ? why boundary ropes pulled in further? . Why cant we have fair conditions for our great players to play and prove their skills beyond question ?

  • partha132 on December 9, 2011, 3:49 GMT

    @Shan156 Spoken like a true cricket lover.. Even I admire Trott,Strauss, Finn,Peiterson and Tremlett of ur team... I was also a fan of Giles...

  • satish619chandar on December 9, 2011, 3:29 GMT

    Time to appreciate the innings rather than debating.. We have seen a wonderful batting against a attack that had better of him in almost every match in crucial times.. The man who was anyway supposed to break the 200 barrier.. Never mind but he si the one who truly deserves to be the top scorer in limited overs format.. I cant wait for the day he breaks the record in tests too.. He is very much capable of it..

  • backwardpoint on December 9, 2011, 2:47 GMT

    yeah, really @ agila? 200 yards and not even a handful can really hit that far. Having said that, I am a huge believer in Sehwag nd am especially happy that he kept his "cool" and ensured that he nailed this record. After matching Jack Hobbs to the last innings to match the speed at which he scores test runs, i was worried he might have nothing unique to his credit. Now, he has happily proved us wrong. I think this record should last a while. Its probably not insurmountable with our tiny pitches onoffer these days but it is good enough to last a couple of years .

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

    The track was so flat that not a single West Indian top order batsman got a fifty. The track was so flat that a rookie spinner ran through the Windies top order.

  • fearlesswindies on December 9, 2011, 1:23 GMT

    sammy should do windies a favour and just resign as captain he is breaking the hearts of many caribbean fans off course he is not the only one to blame but as the captain of the team he should set an example in developing his cricketing abilities, which has not happen.I supported the desicion to make him captain but i think now it iis time to move on he has not proven him self to be a international player yet alone the captain of the team

  • Agila on December 9, 2011, 0:05 GMT

    Great innings! You dont get to see many of this kind. Size of the ground doesnt matter when a great batsman plays such an innings, be it 50yard or 200yard boundaries..Viru would have cleared them with ease.

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

    @ATHAR ABBAS-I HAVE ALL THE FACTS LINED OUT PROVING THAT SEHWAG HAS DOMINATED PAKISTANI BOWLING AVG CLOSE TO 100 IN TESTS -ALSO HAVE ALSO GIVEN DETAILS OF PAKISTANS POOR RECORD IN WORLD CUP LEVEL ICC TOURNAMENTS WHERE THEY HAVE ALWAYS PERFORMED POORLY. INDIA-2 TIME WORLD CUP WINNER-5 TIME ASIA CUP WINNER-1 ICC MINI WORLD CUP WINNER -1 20-20 WORLD CUP WINNER AND ALSO WINNING THE 1985 BENSON AND HEDGES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BEATING PAKISTAN.ALSO HAVING A RECORD OF 9-0 IN THE ICC SPONSORED WORLD CUPS . WHERAS PAKISTAN HAS JUST WON 1 WORLD CUP AND 1 ASIA CUP ALSO LOOSING TO INDIA IN IMPORTANT MATCHES-I AGREE WITH YOU THAT PAKISTAN ONLY BEAT INDIA IN SHARJAH DURING 1986-1998 PERIOD.BUT THAT TIME THERE WAS NO SEHWAG-DHONI OR YUVRAJ-THE 3 PLAYERS WHO HAVE ALWAYS DOMINATED PAKISTAN BOWLING.

  • V.Jammy on December 8, 2011, 23:57 GMT

    @cricketSB: Sehwag scored 284* on the 2nd day in a test match against Sri Lanka in Brabourne, Mumbai in Dec-2009. And India batted only for 79 overs on the 2nd day after bowling out Sri Lanka in the morning.

  • SooperDooper on December 8, 2011, 22:39 GMT

    @cricketSB.. Sehwag scored 195 at Melbourne in a single day in the 3rd test in 2003. Check the facts before you comment.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/64061.html

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

    Virender Sehwag is an absolute matchwinner. The even better news is that now Gauti (Gambhir) and Sonu (Raina) are finding their form. If Sehwag plays like this in Australia (which he definitely will), then all the criticism about him only scoring on subcontinent flat tracks will disappear and no one will even doubt his ability as a batsman. The boundaries were short, I must admit, but even then I doubt any batsman would have played like Sehwag did today. Good luck Viru for Australia tour!!!

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

    Good knock.

    I think the ICC need to start looking at these grounds though, this one seemed very small, especially with the addition of ropes

  • DrAtharAbbas on December 8, 2011, 22:07 GMT

    @Haleos, Is "would have" a basis of greatness? (he "would have" done that on any ground. . .) @Khiladisher: you say "His strike rate is better than DON Bradman both in ODI and test matches. 1) You are saying yourself DON never played any ODI's. 2) In Bradman's era number of balls faced was not recorded. So how do you calculate Don's strike rate in Test and ODIs and how Sehwag's rate is better than that? Have some sense of what you are writing

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:49 GMT

    @Haleos what sehwag did was remarkable, no doubt about that... but about that "some blinder" u mentioned... he is a bowling all-rounder... bowls well than he bats... he has a natural hitting ability... u won't compare the number of wickets he has with Sehwag's right? BTW he just needs ten more ball than 25 to complete his century... and more what Sehwag did is extremely difficult to do even on flat tracks... btw these indian tracks are a disgrace to cricket...

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:31 GMT

    whatever it is.. he is a genius, a maniac, butcher of cricket ball.. i am a pakistani and i didnt liked when sehwag smash 309 in multan.. but today watching him play and hammering west indians.. it showed his real class.. sehwag you are the man!! hats off to you.. he deserves it.. all praise for him.. come on sachin, get your record break :P

  • Shan156 on December 8, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    England fan here would like to say that Sehwag's blistering knock today was one of the all-time best ODI innings. It's got to rank a shade behind the master's 200* purely because of the quality of the attack. I always thought that if anyone was going to get the 200 first, it was going to be Sehwag. When Sachin got it first, was always thinking that Sehwag is probably the only one who could eclipse it. And, sure he did. His best innings in any format got to be the 293 or something he scored in one day in a test against Sri Lanka but this is very special too. Gifted player Sehwag and India got to be lucky to get such quality batsmen in their ranks. Would like to see more of such innings from Sehwag (except against England, of course; we will take his king pairs gladly:-))

  • Haleos on December 8, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    @cricketSB - appreciate the effort rather than being jealous. He would have done that on any ground unlike some blind hitter who last 25 balls and get doomed.

  • TheLight on December 8, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    I wonder how Sammy is felling now? I hope it was worth it!

  • khiladisher on December 8, 2011, 19:16 GMT

    THE DAY BELONGS TO THE GREATEST BATTING GENIUS AND THE MODERN DAY BRADMAN OF THE WORLD-{HE SURELY IS EVEN BETTER THAN BRADMAN IN STRIKE RATE BOTH IN ONE DAY AND TESTS EVEN THOUGH THE DON NEVER PLAYED ANY ONE DAY MATCHES. SEHWAG NO WONDER IS THE GREATEST ALL TIME GAME CHANGER IN THE WORLD OF CRICKET.HE IS 100% PURE BATTING GENIUS-THE WHOLE OF INDIA SALUTES HIM.

  • Nampally on December 8, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    What an innings by Sehwag! He literally tore the WI bowling to shreds with an onslaught of timing & power. Despite 2 chances he gave, it should rank one of the best ODI innings+the highest ever & only the second double ton.Sehwag the Magnificient, hats off to you. I hope you smash the Aussie bowling with equal disdain you showed at Indore today. That was thrilling innings although it meant waking up at 4 A.M.When Sehwag is determined to do it he WILL.It is heartening to see his form on eve of the OZ land tour.I was so pleased for Rahul and his fine bowling effort.I have been backing him since England tour.I always felt he is the spin bowler for the Aussie trip but it is so sad that he is not in the squad.His fast bouncy leg breaks are ideal to wreck the Aussie batting. Why was he benched with so much talent for 12 games is a huge mystery. He is accurate, bowls leg breaks, googlies& flippers at over 90 KPH.Can any Indian spinner top that & yet be benched + excluded from OZ tour Squad?

  • cricketSB on December 8, 2011, 18:28 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.

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  • cricketSB on December 8, 2011, 18:28 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.

  • Nampally on December 8, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    What an innings by Sehwag! He literally tore the WI bowling to shreds with an onslaught of timing & power. Despite 2 chances he gave, it should rank one of the best ODI innings+the highest ever & only the second double ton.Sehwag the Magnificient, hats off to you. I hope you smash the Aussie bowling with equal disdain you showed at Indore today. That was thrilling innings although it meant waking up at 4 A.M.When Sehwag is determined to do it he WILL.It is heartening to see his form on eve of the OZ land tour.I was so pleased for Rahul and his fine bowling effort.I have been backing him since England tour.I always felt he is the spin bowler for the Aussie trip but it is so sad that he is not in the squad.His fast bouncy leg breaks are ideal to wreck the Aussie batting. Why was he benched with so much talent for 12 games is a huge mystery. He is accurate, bowls leg breaks, googlies& flippers at over 90 KPH.Can any Indian spinner top that & yet be benched + excluded from OZ tour Squad?

  • khiladisher on December 8, 2011, 19:16 GMT

    THE DAY BELONGS TO THE GREATEST BATTING GENIUS AND THE MODERN DAY BRADMAN OF THE WORLD-{HE SURELY IS EVEN BETTER THAN BRADMAN IN STRIKE RATE BOTH IN ONE DAY AND TESTS EVEN THOUGH THE DON NEVER PLAYED ANY ONE DAY MATCHES. SEHWAG NO WONDER IS THE GREATEST ALL TIME GAME CHANGER IN THE WORLD OF CRICKET.HE IS 100% PURE BATTING GENIUS-THE WHOLE OF INDIA SALUTES HIM.

  • TheLight on December 8, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    I wonder how Sammy is felling now? I hope it was worth it!

  • Haleos on December 8, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    @cricketSB - appreciate the effort rather than being jealous. He would have done that on any ground unlike some blind hitter who last 25 balls and get doomed.

  • Shan156 on December 8, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    England fan here would like to say that Sehwag's blistering knock today was one of the all-time best ODI innings. It's got to rank a shade behind the master's 200* purely because of the quality of the attack. I always thought that if anyone was going to get the 200 first, it was going to be Sehwag. When Sachin got it first, was always thinking that Sehwag is probably the only one who could eclipse it. And, sure he did. His best innings in any format got to be the 293 or something he scored in one day in a test against Sri Lanka but this is very special too. Gifted player Sehwag and India got to be lucky to get such quality batsmen in their ranks. Would like to see more of such innings from Sehwag (except against England, of course; we will take his king pairs gladly:-))

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:31 GMT

    whatever it is.. he is a genius, a maniac, butcher of cricket ball.. i am a pakistani and i didnt liked when sehwag smash 309 in multan.. but today watching him play and hammering west indians.. it showed his real class.. sehwag you are the man!! hats off to you.. he deserves it.. all praise for him.. come on sachin, get your record break :P

  • on December 8, 2011, 21:49 GMT

    @Haleos what sehwag did was remarkable, no doubt about that... but about that "some blinder" u mentioned... he is a bowling all-rounder... bowls well than he bats... he has a natural hitting ability... u won't compare the number of wickets he has with Sehwag's right? BTW he just needs ten more ball than 25 to complete his century... and more what Sehwag did is extremely difficult to do even on flat tracks... btw these indian tracks are a disgrace to cricket...

  • DrAtharAbbas on December 8, 2011, 22:07 GMT

    @Haleos, Is "would have" a basis of greatness? (he "would have" done that on any ground. . .) @Khiladisher: you say "His strike rate is better than DON Bradman both in ODI and test matches. 1) You are saying yourself DON never played any ODI's. 2) In Bradman's era number of balls faced was not recorded. So how do you calculate Don's strike rate in Test and ODIs and how Sehwag's rate is better than that? Have some sense of what you are writing

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

    Good knock.

    I think the ICC need to start looking at these grounds though, this one seemed very small, especially with the addition of ropes