Virender Sehwag: Master of hitting first ball fours

Published 03/05/2015, 10:30 AM EST

Usually the batsmen are a bit tentative at the start of their innings. But this unusual chap is just the opposite of what the common practice holds. Sehwag always has a different mindset when he comes out on the field to bat. He aims to attack from the very first ball he plays, which is quite evident from the way he opened during the matches of the 2011 World Cup. Out of the 8 matches that he played, Sehwag hit a four on the very first ball in 5 matches. The teams against which he managed to hit the boundary were Bangladesh, England, Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa.

It is true that the emergence of T20 cricket has helped the batsmen to adopt a more aggressive approach while batting, but hitting a boundary on the very first ball you face, is an art not everybody can master.

Watch this video and relive the moments of Sehwag’s splendid batting!





Lakshya Raheja

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