4,4,6,4,4,4 – Sri Lankan medium pacer Dilhara Lokuhettige was taken for 26 runs in the 6th over of the innings in the final of the 2005 Indian Oil Cup tournament at Colombo. That he conceded only 15 in the remaining 4 overs and no other Indian batsman scored at a strike rate of more than 90 in the match shows how silly Sehwag made the bowler look.
Video: Virender Sehwag scores 26 runs in an over against Sri Lanka
Virender Sehwag has constructed an extraordinary career with a relentless quest, and a genius, for boundary hitting. With minimal footwork but maximum intent, he has piled Test runs at a faster pace than anyone in the history of cricket. Bowlers must always fancy their chances against a batsman who plays so many strokes; it’s just that Sehwag fancies his chances against them much more.
Here, in this video, if you notice carefully, the keeper was standing up to prevent Virender Sehwag from stepping out of his crease, but Sehwag was least bothered with this tactic and he jumped out of his crease and smashed a massive six over long off.
This particular incident defines Sehwag’s style of batting. Fearless. Confident. And always looking to score runs.