Zeenews Sports Bureau
Indore: Virender Sehwag was touted to break the 200 run mark in ODIs first and when Sachin Tendulkar did the unthinkable, the Master pinned the onus next on Sehwag and the Nawab of Najafgarh obliged and went precisely 19 ahead with a maniac innings of 219.
But according to Viru, he never dreamt of the magical figure. Talking after the first innings at Indore in the 4th ODI, the maverick opener said. “I never dreamed of reaching the milestone. I was not at all thinking about 200 till the batting powerplay was taken”.
Sehwag had a poor run of form and he got his partner Guatam Gamhir to open with him for the first time in the series and rest, as it is said, is history. He also added, “I never expected to score a double hundred. While opening the innings, I told Gautam Gambhir that if we can show some patience on this track, we will be in for a big one as the wicket is a good one. The outfield is fantastic and the distance of the boundary is only 50 yards".
When asked about the expectations from the fans, he was quick to counter stating, “Everyone expected this from me and I live on expectations. It was only after the batting powerplay started, I felt that I could reach double hundred. Also when Sammy dropped me (at 170), I knew that God was with me”.
He thanked his family and thousands of fans who had always had the expectation that he can score a double hundred in ODIs.
"I want to thank my family and fans. I know people expected me to score a double century. Today when I wanted to hit a six, I just did that."