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Virender Sehwag Remembers The Day When He ‘Paid Tribute To Aryabhatta’
By CricShots - Aug 12, 2019 6:25 pm
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Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag got retired from his illustrious Test career after being the fifth-highest run-scorer from India by scoring 8586 Test runs. Having scored two triple centuries, Sehwag played his last Test for India against Australia in Hyderabad on March 2013.

Virender Sehwag remembers when scored a king pair

However, the former India opener has no hesitation for accepting his failures hesitate to share his failures even after eight years as he shared an unforgettable batting statistic from a Test against England, played from August 10 to 13, 2011, in Birmingham.

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Taking to Twitter, Viru said, “On this day 8 years ago, I scored a king pair vs England in Birmingham after flying for 2 days to reach England and fielding 188 overs. Unwillingly paid tribute to Aryabhatta. If there was zero chance of failure, what would you do? If you have it figured, do that!”

In 104 Tests, Sehwag scored 8,586 runs at an impressive strike rate of 82.23 while batting at the top of the order. He smashed 23 centuries and 32 fifties in his Test career that lasted for almost 12 years. For India, he is the fifth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and VVS Laxman.

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Sehwag’s gesture of acknowledging his failure and sharing it after eight years touched the hearts of many on Twitter. Replying to the same, a user replied, “It takes time for me to figure it out… But only u have guts to share failures”.

Another user tweeted, “Someone please give me that much confidence in life which Sehwag used to have in the nervous nineties”.

Sehwag, who decided to hang his boots from all forms of international cricket in 2015, played 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20Is for India.