The greatest Test innings by an Indian…


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.

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One thought on “The greatest Test innings by an Indian…

  1. You could maybe add a few more checkboxes:

    Played the ball on the merit and not on bowlers’ reputation? Check

    Showed how its done to a clearly out-of-sorts middle order? Check

    Ably supported the bowlers with a defendable target in the 4th innings? Check (mind you, this is a rarity from Indian test teams abroad)

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