Virender Sehwag retired from a fairly broad range of formats today. It’s about as close as you ever get to a proper retirement in this day and age when the Ghosts of Legends Past can regularly be seen haunting cricket grounds throughout the world.
We have pretty much no time to write about this at length, which is a shame, because considering he was only a batsman, Sehwag was really rather fun. Few players have possessed his ability to transform bowlers into smeared-panted long-hop machines and that ability warrants comment.
Sehwag liked to try and hit every ball for four. That was pretty much his gameplan and the fact that he succeeded for so long with such a pig-headedly flawed approach speaks loudly of his talent.
To finish off, here’s a fairly random selection of Sehwag articles, several of which will reappear in the list of related articles generated immediately beneath.
- This is why he was a bastard
- Here’s a bit more about his unique approach to batting
- This was one particularly striking innings when he defied pretty much everyone and everything
- Here’s why he was what Test cricket is all about
- Here’s the gut-churningly terrifying promise he made to Jason Krejza