Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag

Indian former opener Virender Sehwag names the players who can beat the West Indies Brain Lara. The former cricketer, who is currently hosting his daily social media show, titled Viru ki Baithak, recently answered one of his fans’ queries where he spoke about former West Indies batsman Brian Lara.

Sehwag name the player who can break Brain Lara record

Speaking about Lara’s unbeatable quadruple century against England at St. John’s, Antigua back in April 2004, Sehwag named two contemporary batsmen who he believes can break the record.

Sehwag picked Indian and Australian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and David Warner as his favourites to break the rare all-time record.

“If anyone can break this record of Lara, it is David Warner and Rohit Sharma. If Rohit Sharma has one and a half days according to them and they happen, then they can break these records,” he said.

 

Surprisingly, the “Nawab of Najargarh” did not include  Indian captain Virat Kohli on the list.

The reason why Sehwag fails to break Brain Lara record

Till date, the Lara 400 not out knock remains the highest individual score in Test cricket.

Sehwag is the only Indian to have scored a triple century (300 or more runs) and has done so twice, 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008, the later being the fastest triple century in Test cricket with 300 coming up off just 278 balls.

He was widely tipped to break the record during his playing days. Speaking of the same, he said he always lived in a hurry and hence, could never break the record. He said that his fate was not to break Lara’s record as he lived in a hurry.

Virender Sehwag Overall Stats

Virender Sehwag Batting Stats

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 104 180 6 8586 319 v SA 23 32 1233 91 49.34 82.23 91 0
ODI 251 245 9 8273 219 v WI 15 38 1132 136 35.05 104.33 93 0
World Cup 22 22 0 843 175 v BAN 2 3 108 18 38.31 106.17 11 0
T20I 19 18 0 394 68 v ENG 0 2 43 16 21.88 145.38 2 0
IPL 104 104 5 2728 122 v CSK 2 16 334 106 27.55 155.44 34 0
CL 12 11 0 314 66 v WYB 0 3 37 6 28.54 129.75 1 0

 

Virender Sehwag Bowling Stats

I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 91 621.5 74 1894 40 5/104 v AUS 3 1 47.35 3.04 93.27
ODI 146 732 13 3853 96 4/6 v BAN 8 0 40.13 5.26 45.75
World Cup 9 32 2 120 4 2/17 v BAN 0 0 30 3.75 48
T20I 1 1 0 20 0 0/20 v AUS 0 0 20
IPL 15 22.4 0 235 6 2/18 v CSK 0 0 39.16 10.36 22.66
CL 2 2 0 18 0 0/8 v HOH 0 0 9

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