Virender Sehwag Hailed As 'modern-day Viv Richards' By Harbhajan Singh

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Harbhajan Singh, in his tweet, wished Sehwag and called him the most dangerous batsmen he ever bowled to and also called him as the modern-day Viv Richards

Written By Jitesh Vachhatani | Mumbai | Updated On:
Virender Sehwag

Ex teammates wished former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag as he turned 41 on Sunday. Sehwag, who is known for his fierce and attacking batting had earlier retired from all formats of cricket in October 2015. Former teammate and Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to wish Sehwag. Singh, in his tweet, wished Sehwag and called him the most dangerous batsmen he ever bowled to. He also called the former Indian opener as the modern-day Viv Richards. Mohammad Kaif, another former teammate of Sehwag, also took to Twitter to wish him and recollected that he first played with Sehwag in 1998 u19 WC in South Africa and since then Sehwag has always entertained him. 

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Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to wish Sehwag on his birthday and said, "cracking ball on-field and cracking jokes off-field has always been your mantra." Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, former teammates including Mohanlal, Mithun Manhas, and VVS Laxman took to the micro-blogging website to wish the Indian opener. 

Relive the moment from 2008

One of the most fast-paced games in a Test match that witnessed Virender Sehwag unleash his fury on South Africa's bowlers, as he played a masterful 319-run knock at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in 2008, is a moment that is to be relived on the former Indian opener's birthday. Virender Sehwag became the fourth batsman, along with Brain Lara, Don Bradman, and Chris Gayle, to score 2 triple centuries in his international Test career. Batting for over 150 hours in the excruciating Chennai heat, Virender Sehwag went berserk as he scored 319 off just 308 balls with a mammoth 42 boundaries and five sixes. Despite the match being drawn, all eyes were on Virender Sehwag for his spectacular knock, another one that remains etched in the memories of Indian cricket fans. 

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