Virender Sehwag
Former India opener Virender Sehwag has mentioned that Check cricket is the last word type of the sport. (Picture by MONEY SHARMA/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Mumbai, Could twenty seventh, 2022: Virender Sehwag’s reverence for Check cricket is no surprise, for his exploits within the format are subsequent to none. Within the upcoming episode of House of Heroes on Sports18, India’s most uncomplicated and harmful openers says Check cricket is right here to remain.

In a global profession spanning over a decade, Sehwag compiled 8586 runs in Checks averaging 49.34 at an astonishing strike charge of 82.23 and 8273 in ODIs at 35.05 with a strike charge of 104.33. “In my humble opinion, Check cricket is the last word cricket,” mentioned Sehwag in an unique interplay with Sanjay Manjrekar on the newly launched channel Sports18’s flagship present ‘House of Heroes’.

The previous India batsman says if Rishabh Pant solely performed white-ball cricket, nobody would keep in mind him as a lot. “If he goes on to play 100+ Checks, his identify can be etched within the historical past books without end. Solely 11 Indian cricketers have achieved this feat, and everybody can recall these 11 names.

Whereas shorter codecs have been profitable and provide instantaneous gratification, Sehwag feels 99% of the gamers within the IPL would need to play Check cricket. “Why does Virat Kohli emphasise a lot on taking part in Checks? He is aware of that if he performs 100-150 and even 200 Checks, he might be immortalised within the file books,” he added.

The Nawab of Najafgarh additionally spoke about his penchant for hitting boundaries on the primary ball. “Many, together with Tendulkar, instructed me that I deliberate to hit the primary ball to the fence. However I by no means did,” admits Sehwag, who’s second on the checklist of batters with most fours in an innings in Checks and third on the checklist in ODI’s. “I might be ready to hit the primary ball pondering it will extra usually be a loosener or a warm-up supply.”

The second a part of Sehwag’s interview on ‘House of Heroes’ might be telecasted on Sports18 on Could 27 (Friday) at 7:00 PM.