100 test matches for Virender Sehwag - Some quotes to define his journey so far.

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Before Virender Sehwag plays his 100th Test Match tomorrow, time to share some awesome quotes by him and on him.----------------QUOTES BY SEHWAG:"Yeh bowling kar raha hai ya bheekh maang raha hai? [Is he bowling or begging?]"To Pakistan close-in fielders after Shoaib Akhtar's continuous sledging, asking Sehwag to hook. Even Shoaib's team-mates couldn't keep from laughing. Multan, 2003-04"I was batting on 291 at Chepauk, against South Africa. I told Paul Harris: 'Come round the wicket and first ball I'll hit you for a six.' He accepted my challenge and the very first ball I hit him for a straight six, and there was a long-off, long-on, deep midwicket and a deep point. I was so tired and he was bowling on the pads and I was getting bored. So rather than spending 10-15 minutes to get to the triple-century I gave him good advice."On Paul Harris. Chennai, 2008"They are bowling into my body, and I'm playing my hook and flick shots to get boundaries. There is no other [effective] way they can bowl to me."On New Zealand bowlers, whom he admitted to feeling sorry for. Hamilton, 2008-09"Boycott can say what he wants. He once batted the whole day and hit just one four." On Geoff Boycott, who had referred to him as "talented but brainless""Our bank balance."When asked for 343867th time what was the difference between him and Sachin Tendulkar"It's soft, but that's the way we are."On his decision to withdraw the appeal for mankading against Lahiru Thirimanne. Brisbane, 2011-12"Ball ka ghar hai boundary, wahan usay pahunchao [The ball lives beyond that boundary, keep sending it there]" In an advert series titled "Sehwag Ke Thande Funde" [Sehwag's cool fundas]"In the dressing room they told me I was hitting the good balls too, but if you look at it my way, I hit only the bad ones." On his 284 not out in less than a day. Brabourne Stadium, 2009-10"No, there is no danger. We are the most dangerous batsmen in the world."To security people in Durban who insisted he and Gautam Gambhir not walk out on their own late in the evening"Obviously when you are on 94, you can get there with just a six."To Paddy Upton and Eric Simons on what advice he gave VVS Laxman when he was on 94. Sehwag was running for the injured Laxman. P Sara Oval, 2010-----------------QUOTES ON SEHWAG:"The best way to know how Virender 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" or "Chhakka gaya". That's his way of expressing disappointment at somebody's failure to take advantage of a ball that he thought deserved to be hit for four or six. That's how he thinks, in fours and sixes."Sourav Ganguly, in a Wisden Asia Cricket piece"Jeremy Snape told me a great story about him while we were working together in the Indian Premier League. Sehwag and Snape were batting for Leicestershire against Middlesex when Abdul Razzaq started reverse-swinging the ball in the way that the Pakistan bowlers do. Sehwag came up to Snape and said: 'We must lose this ball. I have a plan.' Next over, he whacked that ball clean out of the ground, forcing the umpires to pick another from the box that would obviously not reverse straight away. To which Sehwag said: 'We are all right for one hour.' Smart, I say."Shane Warne, in his list of his top 100 cricketers"Just had a bowlers' meeting. The area of the pitch we're supposed to land it on against Sehwag is about two millimetres by two millimetres."Stuart Clark about his preparation before the Super Test"Well, we talked about not playing rash strokes. Of course, he hears me but I'm not sure if he ever listens." Sachin Tendulkar on the advice he gave when Sehwag was on 295 in Multan"It's very frustrating, especially after you have batted the way I did, making it look hard for five hours, and then he comes out and smacks it everywhere." Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine ponders if his struggle to score 92 off 196 was worth it after watching Sehwag loot 59 off 54 on the same pitch. Mohali, 2010-11"Sehwag can change the course of a match with the ease of Moses parting the Red Sea." Ian Chappell says Sehwag can put the fear of god in bowlers. (These are some selected quotes taken from an article on Cricinfo).
 

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Awesome player when in form. I wish he scored more centuries. Absolutely treat to watch and even makes test cricket interesting.
 

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He just hit a hundred. I just hope he does not flop for another 4-5 tests now.
 


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The best part about him is that he is not bothered about the half century/ century, he always likes to play his normal game. There are many cricketers who slow down there runs whenever they are nearing 50/100/150/200 and so..but Sehwag always likes to remove the tensions by being more aggressive during his 80's and 90's.
 

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his ugly form continues! He is becoming a liability!

He is the second highest run scorer for India in the ongoing series. Yes, that's ugly by his standards. He has the habit of being the leading run scorer in all the series which happen in the subcontinent.
 


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His standards??!!I think noone knows what is Sehwag's standard.He just has two extremes. He is never in between! :D
 

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His standards??!!

I think noone knows what is Sehwag's standard.

He just has two extremes. He is never in between! :D

I'm talking about the span between 2008-10. He had set very high standards during that period. Was the ICC rankings number 1 player for 10 consecutive months, created a world record of most 50+ scores by any player in a calendar year (13), out of which 5 were centuries and scored a mammoth 1400+ test runs in 2010. It was during his prime form that the team reached the number 1 spot too.

The fact is that if Sehwag performs, the team does well. If he fails, the team struggles. :D
 

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Agree with first part. That if Sehwag performs team does well. 100% true.But not with 2nd part. Dravid, Tendulkar have also have won many tests.
 

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Abhishek, India played many matches in INDIA during said time! Also i accept veeru is best INdian opener after gavaskar! But still i cant say that he is legend :) Reason: He Plays IPL more when not needed.. u cant justify this one!
 

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