Shewag creates History
India’s dashing cricketer Virender Sehwag has created history on Thursday by scoring the highest ODI score of 219 in just 149 balls. Sehwag’s blistering innings also powered India to its highest ODI score of 418 for five in the fourth ODI against the West Indies at the Holkar Stadium.
West Indies were bowled out for 265 in the 4th ODI international and India have sealed the series with 3-1 lead.
During the presentation ceremony, Sehwag said that he never expected to score a double hundred.
“I never expected to score a double hundred. While opening the innings, I told Gautam Gambhir that if we can show some patience on this track, we will be in for a big one as the wicket is a good one. The outfield is fantastic and the distance of the boundary is only 50 yards,” said Sehwag.
On breaking the record which was on the name of Sachin (200*), Sehwag said it’s a great feeling.
“I was cheering for Sachin when he got his double-hundred and it’s great to emulate that and break his record. I’d love to come back to Madhya Pradesh. The crowd has been great and thanks to them for cheering every run. The pitch was great and allowed you to play your shots. I think you can only get a double-hundred when you’re experienced. The last time I played 47 overs I got 175, this time I got 200,” he stated.
“It was only after the batting powerplay started, I felt that I could reach double hundred. Also when Sammy dropped me (at 170), I knew that God was with me. I want to thank my family and fans. I know people expected me to score a double century. Today when I wanted to hit a six, I just did that.” Sehwag said.
However, the process of creating a milestone has taken a toll on Sehwag. “Obviously, I’m very tired. I am an old man now and my back gets stiff. So I need to take an ice bath,” he smiled.
Sehwag has 14 centuries and 37 fifties to his name. Let’s wish he continues his good work and make Indians proud.
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