On this present day: Virender Sehwag turned ‘Sultan of Multan’ with historic triple ton in Pakistan


File picture of Virender Sehwag.

On this present day again in 2004, Virender Sehwag turned the primary Indian to attain a triple Take a look at century, blasting 309 runs in Multan, Pakistan. Sehwag was a damaging batsman and has left his mark wherever he set foot and the previous Workforce India opener was not shy of going through the deadliest of bowlers throughout his time. 

It was 17 years from at the moment i.e March 29 when India toured Pakistan. The depth between the 2 rivals was already profound and it was the opener Sehwag who deliberate on making it massive.

Within the first innings of the Take a look at match at Multan, Sehwag and Aakash Chopra opened for Rahul Dravid led Workforce India and as soon as Sehwag bought going, the opener didn’t cease as he went on to make historical past. He hammered 39 fours and 6 sixes in his innings as he went on to make his triple ton.

Sehwag additionally took to Twitter to recall the memorable day, reminding followers that 4 years afterward the identical day he scored 319 runs towards South Africa.

Regardless of going through an attacking unit comprised of Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Sami and Abdul Razzaq, Sehwag stood tall in Multan as he hammered the hosts away. Sehwag’s historic innings got here to an finish after he was caught out by Taufeeq Umar on Sami’s supply.

Nonetheless, the bashing didn’t cease after Sehwag’s departure. Grasp Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was on a roll as he added his 194*and fell six runs wanting his double ton. Tendulkar troubled the bowlers together with his elegant innings as he hammered 21 fours within the 348 balls he confronted. 

India went on to publish a mammoth complete of 675/5 and declared. They defeated Pakitan by an innings and 52 runs because the hosts made 407 & 216. Regardless of Mohammud Yousuf’s ton, India knew that they had the match of their palms after Sehwag’s heroics.

Sehwag’s legendary triple ton shouldn’t be solely historic but in addition a bar for the upcoming batsman sooner or later because the damaging and explosive batsman scripted a unique chapter within the historical past of Indian cricket.

Other than the ‘Fab 4’ who comprised of Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, the Sultan established a unique league of his personal as he was recognised as a match-winner together with his smashing knocks and can at all times go down because the participant who modified the course of batting in Take a look at cricket. Taking part in with the purple ball has seen the greats play defensively, however bowlers knew, that each time Sehwag comes on to bat, the result of the match will change.

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