Comparison’s probably inappropriate, but Virender Sehwag is more eye-catching than Sachin Tendulkar these days and people get infatuated with the way he plays. As we asked this morning: which is more memorable, a Virender Sehwag double hundred or a Virender Sehwag 15? His achievements are high profile.
A couple of jaw-dropping facts though. This was Sehwag’s 19th Test century and his 31st in internationals. Tendulkar’s was his 47th Test century and his 92nd in internationals.
There’s a case for saying that Virender Sehwag became exceptional where Sachin Tendulkar always was exceptional. We’re sure Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have been pondering that a lot.
Really, who cares? Comparing these two is to totally miss the point.