happened a few days ago, when Sehwag scored his double hundred against Sri Lanka.
Have I got your attention yet?
And did you scream Sachin? And did you scream Rahul? Or Sunny, did you say, old-timer?
And then you shook your head and said Laxman’s 281 of course.
And yes, Laxman’s 281 was special. Was very, very special. And I am proud to have seen it.
But this was better.
Let’s try the checkboxes, shall we?
Won India the match? Check.
Was a big, big hundred? Check.
Were the opposition of a high quality? Check.
Was the highest score, by a long shot, of the two sides? Check.
Was strokeful and a joy to watch? Check.
Was he the only real batting success in the match? Check.
Okay, yes, greatest ever by an Indian.