Sehwag and his batting style

@poona_m (336)
India
November 19, 2009 3:52am CST
Once again Sehwag fell to a shot that looked very foolish under the circumstances it was played in. When trying to overcome a lead of above 300 in first innings one wouldnot associate a big heave over mid on to eb a shot played bya wellset batsman when a boundary is scored already from the over. But thats how Virendra Sehwag has played all his life. If he sees a ball that is to be hit he will hit it. On numerous occasions he has got out to such shots but then again he has scored two triple hundreds playing in the same fashion. As far as todays dismissal is concerned I dont think there was any demon in the pitch and a well tossed up delivery from Herath would have lit up Sehwags eyes. But sadly he could not execute the shot as he envisaged it in his mind. I know many of you would feel it was an irresponsible shot from Sehwag but I guess he is too instinctive a player to be tamed down. What are your comments?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 09
That is Virendra Sehwag for you. His mantra for success and failure is the same and he plays the same game under all circumstances. I think that is ok, provided you succeed more than you fail otherwise he would be dropped from the team like he was for some time in between. But the risk of playing him helps us like the way he turned the match against England at Chennai on it's head when the rest of world was thinking India would play out a draw. Cheers! Ram
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• India
19 Nov 09
Absolutely right.Sehwag is known as blaster.He blasts the bowling side irrespective of the fact whether it is a test match or one day.he plays in his own fashion and in his style which he is known for.If he starts to play the another way he would not be successfull. happy mylotting.
• India
19 Nov 09
Knowing Sehwag's temperament it is hardly surprising he holed out to mid on. That's the way he plays. When he succeeds he lifts the team on his shoulders. When he fails, he is nothing short of amusing!
• India
19 Nov 09
hello everyone, I think that at once a hurricane can be tamed but not sehwag . The Indian opening batsman is very aggressive and if he finds that he can hit the ball no matter what the situation is he would surely hit it. Many times he has got out in such way but if this shot was a boundary all would praise him. There may be mistakes by him sometime but keep in your mind that he is the only Indian to score two triple century in test career . Thats the way he was , he is and he will. Good luck, Happy mylotting.
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@bairuv (102)
• India
10 Dec 09
he has his own type of batting stylke but foot work is not good.
@panjababu (226)
• India
30 Nov 09
Sehwag is very aggressive in himself. He continues his batting style in test and one day matches. He tries to hit every ball and to score many runs from each ball he can get. This type of style needs mainly in one days and twenty-twentys. But it is not much needed in test cricket.
@Apples24 (425)
• Singapore
20 Nov 09
Hi poona, the problem with sehwag is that he gets too nervous quickly, when he gets nervous, his batting gets messy and he can't score runs
• India
20 Nov 09
Sehwag has always had this streak in him. He tries to manufacture too many shots. If he just stayed there and played normal cricket, runs would have easily come to him, in this placid track. But no, he has to hit big shots every time. We should not be giving away our wickets cheaply. On the other hand what is the point of making wickets where the bowlers get no help whatsoever? If you make the match so one sided for the batsmen test cricket will definitely die.Pitches should be made a lot more competitive to have good matches.