10 Iconic Quotes on India’s Virender Sehwag: Nicknamed as ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’, Virender Sehwag is regarded as one of the most destructive openers in world cricket of all time. Sehwag’s delightful strokes and majestic hitting were always remain a very special sight for cricket lovers. ‘Minimum footwork and maximum result’ was something associated with Virender Sehwag in his whole career.
The Delhi-born has over 17,000 international runs to his name which included 38 Centuries having appeared in 374 matches.
Here is a compilation of the best quotes on one of the greatest match-winners in Indian cricket.
Brett Lee – “No matter how good or experienced, he [Sehwag] can kill your attitude.”
Sourav Ganguly – “The best way to know how Virender Sehwag’s mind works is to sit next to him in the players’ balcony when India are batting. Every few minutes he will clutch his head and yell, ‘Chauka gaya’ or ‘Chhakka gaya’.
That’s his way of expressing disappointment at somebody’s failure to take advantage of a ball that he thought deserved to be hit for four or six. That’s how he thinks, in fours and sixes.”
Andrew Strauss – “He almost manipulates the field. You change it, and it’s like he says: ‘Right, I’m going to hit it somewhere else now”
Rameez Raja – “When Viv Richards retired, I thought it was end of entertainment. But then came Sehwag, the King of Entertainment!“
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan – ”The bowler might be good but when Sehwag thinks he wants to hit, God forbid anyone standing in the way.”
Sachin Tendulkar – “I have to learn from Sehwag how to play in the nervous 90s”
Michael Vaughan – “Have to say Sehwag is the best player in the world to watch FEARLESS.!”
John Wright – “Sehwag didn’t redefine his game because of his batting…he redefined the position with his batting”
Ian Chappell – “Sehwag can change the course of a match with the ease of Moses parting the Red Sea. He is the one who can put the fear of god in bowlers”
Harbhajan Singh – “By far, Viru is the most dangerous batsman in world cricket. I have always said that on his day, no bowler can stop him”.
Zaheer Khan – “Once he knows it’s his day, he ensures he gets a big one. The secret to Sehwag’s success is that he keeps things very simple. He just sees the ball and hits it.”
Glenn McGrath – “Sehwag is the most unpredictable batsman i have ever seen in my career”
Waqar Younis – “Having scored 298 and still hitting a six is something unimaginable and you need to be a genius for that”
Kris Srikanth – “If he is in the field for more than 10 overs. I am sure the bowlers are going to have a tough time”
Shane Warne – “I would always have Sehwag in my team. I want to watch him bat but not bowl to him”
M Hussey – “A batsman like Sehwag is never out of form”
Kapil Dev – “Players like Sehwag bring crowd back to test cricket”
Yuvraj Singh – “I say it again! I never saw Sir Viv bat but I’ve seen Sehwag bat!”
Rahul Dravid – “No one can maximize the first 10 overs better than Sehwag”
Harsha Bhogle – “Sehwag achieves his Landmarks because he doesn’t Worry about Achieving them”