Virender Sehwag is considered as one of the greatest batters in the history of Indian cricket, known for his explosive batting and ability to make an impact with the ball. He played 251 ODIs and scored 8273 runs while taking 96 wickets. Recently, Sehwag spoke about how he cherished reaching bowling milestones, to the extent that he once shouted at a young Virat Kohli for dropping a catch off his ball.
“I don’t know about magic, but I did get some big batters out with my bowling. Ponting, Hayden, Hussey, Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Dilshan, and Lara are some of the top batters. I once dismissed Gilchrist round his legs in Perth. The big ones did fall to me sometimes,”
Sehwag said on a YouTube podcast.
“I actually felt quite sad when Virat Kohli once dropped a dolly off me at midwicket once. I would have probably got to some bowling milestone, but he ended up putting it down. I got so angry, probably far more than when I missed a triple century. I told him come on man, you should have caught that,”
I didn’t believe that Kohli would reach the heights he has now: Sehwag
“No one ever doubted his talent, but I didn’t believe that Kohli would reach the heights he has now. Others may have felt that way, but I didn’t. Even when he smashed Lasith (Malinga) for fours in that match—I think we needed some 280 inside 40 overs—he scored a wonderful century. So we knew there was no lacking in talent and that he would score runs, but we didn’t know that he would reach such legendary status and hit 70 to 75 centuries or score 25000 runs,”
After discussing how he once shouted at Virat Kohli for dropping his catch, Virender Sehwag continued his conversation with Ranveer Allahabadia and didn’t hesitate to express his admiration for the talented Indian batsman. The 44-year-old talked about a range of other topics during the chat.
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