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Miraz
April 1, 2008, 11:12 AM
Sehwag's theory of relativity
Where others see risk, he sees opportunity. And he has the numbers to prove it
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The word genius must never be used lightly, but it can be applied to Virender Sehwag's stroke-making ability. He is yet to earn the right to sit alongside Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, or even Ricky Ponting, but he has an almost supernatural ability to sense a four. That's his genius.
Sehwag's batting is often associated with audacity, but I wonder if he sees it quite that way. The perception of risk in batting, or indeed in any sporting endeavour, is often directly proportionate to the sportsman's ability. Roger Federer sees winners in those deep shots that kiss the line, not risks. Similarly, Sehwag can see possibilities that don't exist for the less gifted. What appears a risk to many is for him an opportunity to create a boundary.





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I particularly liked Ganguly's revelation about Sehwag

Four years ago, Wisden Asia Cricket magazine ran a cover story on India's "Fab Five" - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly and Sehwag. The feature had interviews with the five players, with each talking about one of the others. Ganguly made a fascinating revelation about Sehwag. "The best way to know how [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' [missed out on a four] or 'Chakka gaya' ... That's how he thinks, in fours and sixes.":D

BANFAN
April 2, 2008, 02:49 PM
What appears a risk to many is for him an opportunity to create a boundary.

What appears a risk for ALL cricketers in the world, is an opportunity to create a boundary for ALL BD players.

Unfortunately Shehwag has the skill to execute it and our players just don't have that.

auntu
April 2, 2008, 03:00 PM
[B]Unfortunately Shehwag has the skill to execute it and our players just don't have that.

100% shotto /:)

but tara ta none kore bole mone hoi na