Sehwag Picks Virat, Pujara, Rohit to Hit 300 - The New Indian Express

Sehwag Picks Virat, Pujara, Rohit to Hit 300

Published: 29th March 2014 05:58 PM

Last Updated: 29th March 2014 06:24 PM

The only Indian player to have a triple hundred in Test against his name, Virender Sehwag picked Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma to achieve the feat.       

Asked who among the current Indian players can hit a triple century in Test, Sehwag said, "Virat, Pujara or Rohit can do it. The number one to four batsmen have more chance to score a triple century."

Sehwag, who scored his first triple ton against Pakistan  -- a 309 -- exactly 10 years back at Multan (on March 28, 2004), said every year he does something to remember the feat.        

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"I married after coming back from that tour in Pakistan and just like our marriage anniversary, I and my wife do something like going for a movie like that to remember my first triple century," he said.        

"When I scored my first triple century in Multan, I did not know that I would be the first Indian to achieve that feat. I thought a Gavaskar or a Gundappa Viswanath must have done that. I came to know of that only after I was at the dressing room.        

"Sachin Tendulkar was at the other end in that match and he told me not to hit sixes after I reached 125 or so. He was motivating me to go for a big score. But for him, I may not have scored my first triple hundred," said Sehwag who went on to score his second triple hundred -- a 319 -- in 2008 against South Africa in Chennai.        

Asked if he would want his son Aryavir to play cricket, Sehwag said, "I will give him the freedom what to do in life. If he wants to play cricket, I will give him the facilities to do that."        

Sehwag said he plans to open academies in small towns in other states.        

"I want to give facilities, playing grounds to the young players in these academies. I want them play matches and if I can get even a single talented player from such an academy, I will be happy."

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