Cuttack: The enthusiastic crowd at Cuttack witnessed a bespectacled Virender Sehwag turn back the clocks and play in vintage fashion as he laid a solid platform for Kings XI Punjab's innings. (Scorecard | Live Blog)
Sehwag's smashing knock included 11 fours and 1 six as Kolkata bowlers had no answer to his onslaught.
Sehwag, who has been struggling with form in the recent past, took on Kolkata's Jacques Kallis in the first over to score four boundaries off it.
Once the initial jitters were taken care of, Sehwag was in full flow, punishing Kolkata's poor bowling. Sehwag even got a reprieve when wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa failed to hold on to an outside edge that ran away to the third man fence when Sehwag was on 23.