This was a very important innings by Virender Sehwag as it was the first Triple century that was scored by an Indian in the history of test cricket and it came vs Pakistan in Pakistan which made it all the more special. Virender Sehwag was in a different league at this time and he was just smashing the bowlers for fun hitting them for fours and sixes everywhere and this innings was the icing on the cake.
It was not easy to score so much vs Pakistan in Pakistan at that time and they had the best fast bowling attack with the likes of Shoaib Akhter leading them. Virender Sehwag became the Sultan of Multan and he never looked back.
Let’s look at this innings in detail:
Virender Sehwag gives India the best possible start
India were batting first and it was the Virender Sehwag show from the first ball as he went on and toyed with the bowling and he hit fours and sixes for fun and Aakash Choora was quietly standing on the non striker's end like a viewer and he played 121 balls for 42 runs and India hit 160 runs for the first wicket. And India were in charge.
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Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar took the match away from Pakistan
Sachin Tendulkar came to bat against Pakistan when India were 173 for 2 and ever since Pakistan were not able to come back in the match. Virender Sehwag got to his 200 and then Sachin Tendulkar asked him to restrain himself and he also scored 100 and Virender Sehwag hit 39 fours and 6 sixes in this innings which means he hit 192 runs in boundaries. And Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag had a partnership of 336 runs and India were at 509 when they lost their 3rd wicket.
Virender Sehwag makes history by hitting a 6 at 295
When Virender Sehwag was on 295 he was just 5 Singles away from becoming the first Indian batter to hit a triple hundred but he was different and when Saqlain Mushtaq was bowling and then he decided that he would hit a 6 to get to his 300. And Sachin Tendulkar told him to take it slow but he hit a 6 and he got to his triple hundred and Virender Sehwag won the hearts of Pakistani fans. And from that day Virender Sehwag had achieved greatness status.