Legendary batsman Virender Sehwag is known for aggressive knocks on the ground. Also, Sehwag faced many incidents in his career and his career is filled with many interesting stories. The legendary opening batsman was full of entertainment, one can never get bored while Viru is on the field. The legendary opening batsman is also known for his sense of humor. He always used to give savage replies to the players who tried to provoke him on the field.
Virender Sehwag was a dominant batter he is the only batsman to score two triple centuries for India in Test cricket. Notably, Nawab of Najafgarh became the first-ever Indian batter to score a triple century in Test cricket. Sehwag’s sensational knock came against rivals Pakistan in Multan. Viru went berserk against the Pakistan bowling unit and smashed 309 off just 375 balls. India won that match comfortably by 52 runs with the help of Viru’s century.
While talking to Sportskeeda, Cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar talked about an incident from a game where Virender Sehwag frustrated fierce Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar. In the match, Shoaib bowled bouncers one after another to dismiss Sehwag. However, the Nawab of Najafgarh frustrated Rawalpindi Express by ducking all the bouncers.
“In the cricketing circle, it is a well-known fact that he is very funny and there are plenty of cricket-related anecdotes related to him as he has got a very sharp tongue. One such incident took place in Multan where Sehwag had scored 300 runs. During his knock, Shoaib Akhtar got very frustrated and started bowling bouncers. Sehwag had scored more than 200 runs and he was leaving every bouncer,” Manjrekar said.
Sanjay Manjrekar recalled that Shoaib Akhtar got frustrated with Virender Sehwag and asked him to play a pull shot.
Tum bowling kar rahe ho ya bheekh maang rahe ho: Virender Sehwag to Shoaib Akhtar
“Akhtar kept bowling them and Sehwag kept ducking bouncers. To instigate Sehwag, Akhtar told him – you have scored over 200 runs, I am bowling so many bouncers, at least hit one pull shot. Sehwag looked at him nonchalantly and said – tum bowling kar rahe ho ya bheekh maang rahe ho (are you bowling or are you begging?)” Manjrekar added.
Virender Sehwag himself has many times talked about controversial and fun incidents of his legendary career. Especially he discussed a lot of times about interesting anecdotes from games against Pakistan.