The blogs must be buzz with the yesterday’s knock of sehwag infact the more appropriate word would be destruction by Sehwag of west Indies bowling attack. Many now are saying that they knew Sehwag could get 200 in a one day after he made 250 plus in a test match in a single day ( which is only been done better by the legendary Don Bradman).
I remember him saying that in New Zealand such task could be performed easily as the grounds are small over there ( but many laughed at his statement then ). The 200* by sachin Tendulker showed that one can get a double century in a one day. The last century by Sehwag came against Bangladesh in which he smashed 175. After that knock things went quite in one day format atleast from him.
There was a strange irony or the similarity in his and Tendulker’s knock in Gwalior ( sachin reached there in the last over) but the difference that he got it earlier. He got there in the 44th over and had made 219 off 149 balls by the time he was dismissed in the 47th. And in one of cricket’s stranger coincidences, both ODI double-centuries were scored in the same Indian state – Madhya Pradesh – at venues less than 500 kilometres apart.
In offices people were going crazy as sehwag approached his 200*. One can honestly say the “older” were more excited as they were running around to watch Television (where ever it was located).
Lastly as one of my friend puts it so beautifully when we were watching Sehwag destroy the west Indies attack .
( a dialogue which was epitomized by sunny deol ) that :
jedun jatt bigad gaya na tan kaiyon ne le dubega.
(which translates into if a Jat gets wild then not even God can save you).
Now one would be waiting as to how Indian team does down under, though I think the kangaroos would have got an idea that this time Indians are coming for the kill.