Virender Sehwag Smashes Chennai Super Kings and Records After Being Stung by Jibes From Young 'Critics'

Virender Sehwag became only the second Indian to score two hundreds in the Indian Premier League as he smashed the highest score in an IPL knockout game.

updated: May 31, 2014 21:34 IST
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Mumbai: Undeterred by Sourav Ganguly's criticism, Virender Sehwag appeared more hurt by the jibes from his son's schoolmates and he thereafter launched a brutal attack on Chennai Super Kings' bowlers, notching up his second Indian Premier League hundred, off a mere 50 balls.

Torn, undoubtedly, by continued rejection from the national selectors, Sehwag had promised his son to wait for a few games; the young Aryavir obviously did not have to wait long as his famous dad became only the second Indian to record two hundreds in the IPL, after Murali Vijay.

Such was his mood that Sehwag clobbered eight sixes, the most by him during an IPL innings. Sporting spectacles and with slowing reflexes, that was no mean achievement against the likes of Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. It took Sehwag only 58 balls to blast 122, the most runs scored by any batsman against the Super Kings, outstripping Paul Valthaty's unbeaten 120, also for the Kings XI in 2011.

Sehwag had vowed to make his son proud
and he did so in style, scoring his runs at the breathtaking strike rate of 210.34, the second highest by a centurion against Chennai. Sanath Jayasuriya, had scored at 237.50 during his knock of 114 not out off 48 balls for Mumbai Indians in 2008.

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