Virender Sehwag has something to shout about in one-day cricket

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And it’s about time. We were talking about Sehwag’s unspectacular one-day record on this site only the other day. He’s properly addressed that now by hitting the highest one-day international score of all time.

Sehwag deserves a one-day record – not because he’s an exceptional one-day batsman, but because he’s an unforgettable cricketer. 15 hundreds in 240 matches is nowt to write home about for a one-day opener (Trescothick hit 12 in 123 matches, Upul Tharanga’s got 12 in 131). But 219? Hell, that warrants digging out the fountain pen and some coloured paper.

“Dear mum, played a top knock against the Windies today, so work’s going okay. Regarding the car, it seems to have stopped making that sound, so I’m just going to leave it and hope it’s sorted itself out. Finally, the cat had to have his teeth cleaned by the vet, which cost a bloody fortune – as usual – but he’s eating okay, so I think he’s fine as well.”


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  1. Somebody should really tell Virender that the letters he sends to his mum are really going to you.

  2. Sehwag doesn’t need to go to a vet to fix his cat. He can fix it himself. Sehwagology cures everything.

  3. Just saw your cricket top trumps game for the first time, KC. It is truly, truly brilliant. How did you decide which players to pick?

    Oh and sehwag is awesome too!!

    1. Can’t remember. We’re guessing we first picked the fat ones, then the hairy ones and then just filled in the gaps at random.

      Oh wait, there’s some crap players as well. Can’t remember how those were selected.

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