Virender Sehwag, an Indian former batsman, was an aggressive player who used to play sensible knocks with the bat. He has received heaped praises from across the world.
He has a sound test career that involves two triple tons as well. He smashed his first test triple ton against Pakistan in 2004 at Multan. A few years later, he scored another triple hundred in 2008 against South Africa. His record is still considered in India as no other man has broken it.
Sehwag could have crossed 10,000 runs if haven’t played for India: Rashid Latif
Rashid Latif, the former wicket-keeper of Pakistan, has termed Sehwag as an aggressive player who could have easily scored 10,000 runs if played for other countries.
Sehwag has spent his career mostly under the captaincies of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. The veteran has scored 8,586 Test runs in 104 tests and comprises of 32 half-centuries with 23 tons.
“He used to play to dominate. We are used to openers who were a bit circumspect at the beginning, gauging how the pitch is, who the bowler is whether (Glenn) McGrath, Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, or Shoaib Akhtar.
But Sehwag was someone who feared none. He was an impactful player, had a great influence in his team and players like him succeed in world cricket,” Latif was quoted as saying in a Youtube show called Caught Behind.
“Sehwag’s record speaks for him. He has 8 thousand plus runs in Test cricket. He is someone who has always remained under the shadows of other players. He played with Sachin, played with Rahul, and remained under their shadow. If he was playing for any other country then he would’ve easily crossed 10 thousand runs, only one and a half thousand runs were remaining,” he added.