Sehwag can notch another double ton: Dhoni

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2011, 18:50 PM IST

Ranchi: The Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni backed his teammate Virender Sehwag for his recording breaking double ton in one day international (ODI) stating that he is capable of repeating this feat.

Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Ranchi, Dhoni said he always believed that if Sehwag had his day it for sure he is capable of putting up such a score.

“I had always believed that on his day, Sehwag has the ability to score 200 because, apart from the big shots, he also uses the bowlers’ pace against them and plays calculative innings. It was a pleasure to watch him batting. Given his talent, he can do it again. So, hopefully, it will be done by him again,” said Dhoni.

Sehwag belted a hapless West Indies attack to all parts of the ground in Indore on Thursday, scoring 219 and setting a new world record for the highest individual score in a one-day game.

Sehwag, known as the “Nawab of Najafgarh,” broke the previous highest score of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar who had scored an unbeaten 200 against South Africa in January 2010.

ANI