Though Virender Sehwag has some records against his name like being the only Indian to have scored two triple hundreds and being the only batsman to score the most runs in an ODI innings, 219 against South Africa, he missed one against England when he got out on the third day of the second Test match against England in Mumbai.
The second Test against England is the 100th appearance for Virender Sehwag. When he played the first Test match of his career, he scored a century at Bloemfontein. So, Virender Sehwag, like Gordon Greenidge and Javed Miandad, Virender Sehwag is oneperson who scored a century on debut.
However, what Virender Sehwag missed is that like Gordon Greenidge and Javed Miandad, he could not score a century on the 100th Test as well. Gordon Greenidge and Javed Miandad are the only two players to have scored a century in both their debut Test match as well as the 100th Test match.
Sehwag began confidently in the first innings and looked comfortable.
However, the second innings’ score was too poor as compared to the first innings’ score. As a matter of fact, Sehwag could not even reach the double-digit figure in the second innings. It was interesting to note that Monty Panesar got Sehwag out both the times.
India is on the verge of a loss in the second Test. They have found themselves in this position due to extremely poor batting. Team India, which is considered unbeatable at home, looked like a college team batting against some quality spin bowling attack. It is really impossible to save the match now.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2012