After 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?