Hyderabad: Virender Sehwag has rewritten the art of opening the batting in Test cricket with his own unique brand of nonchalant aggression that has forced the best in the business to tear their hair out in frustration.
When in full cry, Sehwag is impossible to stop. Game plans go out the window, strategies torn to pieces, attacks cut to ribbon as he wields his willow like a broadsword. Sehwag has three of the four fastest double hundreds in Test history, and 14 of his 23 hundreds have been in excess of 150. He scores at more than 82 runs per 100 deliveries faced, and India have lost only five Tests in which he has scored a century.
As Sehwag heads into his 100th Test, we look at what we believe are his five best Test innings, in the context of the game, the series, or just because it was simply Sehwag.