Virender Sehwag’s batting average

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Sehwag plays a shot in his classy eight off 12 deliveriesAfter this latest hundred, Virender Sehwag has a Test batting average of 53.52. That’s very high, but in this day and age, not outlandishly so.

You expect Sehwag to average more than that. This is largely because when he’s in form, he’s REALLY in form. He scores twice as quickly as everyone else and seems no more likely to get out, so you imagine he’ll average twice as much. He’s also prone to Ultimate Boot Filling – he’s not a man to lose concentration when he reaches his hundred.

So why does he only (only!) average 53.52?

Well, put it this way, which is more memorable, a Virender Sehwag double hundred or a Virender Sehwag 15?


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  1. The 7000 odd runs he has scored divided by the number of “out” innings he has batted so far equals 53.52. That’s how the man himself would answer this questions. Its really not that complicated.

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  4. Sutcliffe

    These are the only three players to have played 40+ tests as opener and to average more than Sehwag.

  5. Sehwag’s greatest contribution to the world is keeping people from thinking about Hayden in any sort of favourable way.

  6. sehwag is one of the great batsman in the world cricket. No one can predict how much he scored.
    but he entertined india no.. no..whole world

  7. Interesting but useless fact – when they come out to bat, the man at the other end to Viru averages more than he does.

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