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Happy Birthday Virender Sehwag: Watch The Best Knocks Of 'The Nawab of Najafgarh'

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| October 20 , 2015 , 09:32 IST
Virender Sehwag turned 37 today. Among the talks of his retirement, let's relive some of his best knocks. These knocks surely remind us why we love 'The Nawab of Najafgarh' and why was one of the most feared batsmen of all time. 319 v South Africa, Chennai, 2008 Virender Sehwag blasted registered his highest ever score in cricket in the first Test match at Chennai in 2008. He hit 42 fours and 5 sixes to register a 278-ball triple-hundred, the fastest ever in the history of Test cricket. It was a breath-taking innings, which prompted Micky Arthur, South Africa's coach, to say, "I think that's the best Test-match innings I've ever seen." 309 v Pakistan, Multan, 2004 It was India's first tour to Pakistan in 15 years. 'The Nawab of Najafgarh' became the first ever Indian to score a triple-hundred, on the second day of the first Test at Multan. Pakistani, despite having the likes of Shoaib Akthar, Mohammad Sami and Saqlain Mushtaq, couldn't control Sehwag. 219 v West Indies, Indore, 2011 On December 8, 2011, Virender Sehwag recorded the highest ever individual score in ODI cricket. He smashed a 149-ball 219 against West Indies. It was only the second time that a player had scored a double-century in ODIs. 293 v Sri Lanka, Mumbai, 2009 Sri Lanka batted first and posted a good total, but Virender Sehwag made it look so small. Even Muttiah Muralitharan wasn't spared, but he fell to him, agonisingly 7 runs short of what would have seen Sehwag make history by becoming the only player to score three Test match triple-hundreds. 83 v England, Chennai, 2008 England set India a daunting target of 387 in the first Test match. History was on England's side as well because India had never, until then, chased so many to win a Test. Enter Virender Sehwag, who raced to 50 off just 32 balls. By the end of day 4, Sehwag had given India a great platform to chase down the target. The importance of his knock was so much so that he was awarded the Man of the Match award despite an unbeaten ton by Sachin Tendulkar in the same innings. ALSO READ: Virender Sehwag Hints At Retirement Day Before 37th Birthday

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