New Delhi: Indian cricket, despite its many off-the-field issues, continues to rock. There's no compromise when it comes to the play, and giving further credence to its prominence is none other than Virender Sehwag. The former India opener, now a full time twitterati and also doing commentary for the official broadcasters of the India-New Zealand series, was at his best in his role as a pundit.
On Saturday, as Virat Kohli & Co take on the Kiwis in the third Test of the series, Sehwag was delivering gems in the commentary box. Many expected the 37-year-old to do commentary for the match, and at the end of day's play he left many satified and proud. Fans took to Twitter, relaying epic lines from his commentary. Some even asked ICC to give a special honour to Sehwag for making Test matches more interesting. (ALSO READ: Virat, what's that celebration?)
— निरंकुश दबंग (@ankur_S7) October 8, 2016
— Rishi Sarda (@Rishi_ManUtd) October 8, 2016
@virendersehwag jab inkay haath may bat tha tab desh inka dewaana tha aur jab aap nay mic uthaya to aur bhi bada dewaana ho gaya
— BHUPENDER SINGH (@BHUPISAV) October 8, 2016
Every cricket lover praying that india win 3rd test but they also praying for whole 5 days game. This is only for @virendersehwag commentary
— Bansi (@Being_Bansi) October 8, 2016
— Adrit Mishra (@adritmishra) October 8, 2016
Then, the commentary starts
— 73%Sarcasm (@shiveshranjan7) October 8, 2016
— Prakher Chaturvedi (@PRAKHER1) October 8, 2016
Chai mein pada hua Biscuit..
Pyaar mein pada hua Ladka..
Pressure mein pada hua
Kisi kaam ka nahi hota..@virendersehwag
— Sourabh Hidadugi (@SourabhH1209) October 8, 2016
— Amrit (@Amritspeak) October 8, 2016
And sure, some became even more bigger fans
I don't understand anything that you say but somehow I end up being entertained by your voice
- Big fan of @virendersehwag
— Lily Grace (@Crickgeek) October 8, 2016
— Gagan Thakur (@gagan_gt) October 8, 2016
— Vijay Amritraj (@vjamritraj) October 8, 2016
@virendersehwag 1 thing that will always be remembered about the current Ind vs Nz test series would be sehwag's commentary.
— Harsimran chugh (@harsimran_chugh) October 8, 2016
For the record, Sehwag scored a double hundred in a ODI match against West Indies at Indore in 2011. Today, Holkar stadium became India's 22nd Test venue. (ALSO READ: India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 Report)
India end the first's day play with 267 for 3 after 90 overs play, and Kohli was unbeaten on 103 off 191 balls with the help of 10 fours. Ajinkya Rahane was batting at 79 off 172b with nine fours and a six. The duo have added 167 runs in exactly 54 overs.
Kolhi's ton is the first by any batsman in the series, with the previous highest score being 87 runs by Cheteshwar Pujara at Eden Gardens.