Virender Sehwag, is known as one of the greatest openers in the history of Indian cricket.
Despite the format he played in, he always had a unidirectional approach to batting; and that was to hit the ball beyond the fence.
Test cricket was known to be a slow game in India, especially with the legacy of the likes of Sunil Gavaskar. Then came Sachin Tendulkar who brought about a change in the outlook of the audiences towards the longest format of the game.
But the real revolution was brought about by the 'Sultan of Multan,' scoring 23 hundreds and amassing 8,000-plus Test runs at an average of just a shade under 50.
One of the best moments of his career was when he scored his first triple hundred in Test cricket against arch-rivals, Pakistan in 2004. His knock of 309, including 39 boundaries and six sixes, made him the first Indian to score a triple hundred in Test cricket, surpassing VVS Laxman's 281, the then-highest score by an Indian batsman.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) on Mar 28, 2018 at 8:31pm PDT
As cosmic as it sounds, his next triple hundred too came on the same date four years later, when he crossed his own personal best by posting 319 against South Africa at Chennai, which was made up of 42 fours and five sixes.
On Friday, the same date of 29th March, Viru felt the nostalgia of both his incredible scores and shared his happiness with his fans.
29th March- A date which has ended up becoming special for me. On this day in 2004, I had the honour of becoming the first Indian to score a 300 in Test Cricket, scoring 309 against Pak & 4 years later on the same date got an opportunity to surpass 309, while scoring 319 vs SA ð pic.twitter.com/Wyik8NEskl— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 29, 2019
After Sehwag took everyone down memory lane with his tweet, cricket fans and pundits wished the former Indian cricketer on the anniversary of his triple hundreds.
There are 2 great test openers for india .. one is this man ..— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 29, 2019
And all say after that "Multan Ka Sultan"
Its my Father's Birthday Too viru really its th day of Father's Indeed wht an innings Pakistan wod be thinking the same Baap Baap hota haiððð®ð³— Syed Rizvi (@SyedRiz46367215) March 29, 2019
I still remember the commentator saying 'there it is' when you hit that six ð.— Siddhi Sankalkar (@SiddhiSankalkar) March 29, 2019
U changed the way indian crickwt was percieved in the eyes of the cricketing powers ... from being also rans and just competing to being the dominant team and being in the drivers seat from the first session @virendersehwag after #sirvivrichards in my mind you were the best sir— Salilacharya (@Salilacharya) March 29, 2019
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