Apr 1, 2008

Relativity of minds

While watching fours rain from Sehwag's bat, I thought of that conversation. It is apparent that Sehwag sees what others are incapable of seeing. Hitting fours is not an indulgence for him. It is his lifeline, an utterly natural course for conducting his business, just as singles are for many others.

Four years ago, Wisden Asia Cricket magazine ran a cover story on India's "Fab Five" - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly and Sehwag. The feature had interviews with the five players, with each talking about one of the others. Ganguly made a fascinating revelation about Sehwag. "The best way to know how [Sehwag's] mind works is to sit next to him in the players' balcony when India are batting. Every few minutes he will clutch his head and yell, 'Chauka gaya' [missed out on a four] or 'Chakka gaya' [missed out on a six] ... That's how he thinks, in fours and sixes."


Swakkhar Shatabda said...

oi beta out howate ki je shanti paisi ahhhhhhh

Reza said...

jodio er batting style amar bhalo lage na, mane no basic of cricket in his batting; tar poro sehwag unorthodox batting niye ja dekhailo shotti worthy to be praised :)