When it comes to smashing the cricket ball, there are only a few cricketers who can make it look as easy as Virender Sehwag. The former Indian swash-buckling opener was known for his aggressive style of batting. Easily one of the world’s fiercest hitters, despite retirement Sehwag continues to be a nightmare for opposition bowlers. He was seen rolling back the years in the Karnataka Chalanachitra Cup (KCC) where he returned to the cricket pitch and smashed a few big ones out of the park.
Reminiscing his preferred style of batting, Sehwag posted a televised video on his Twitter account where he was seen smashing sixes in a friendly cricket match. He was playing for the Kadamba Lions in the tournament, a team led by south Indian actor Kichcha Sudeep. The Karnataka Chalanachitra Cup is a two-day tournament with the likes of Herschelle Gibbs, Owais Shah, Tillakaratne Dilshan participating along with some prominent South Indian actors.
Usool tab bhi wahi tha, ab bhi wahi hai. Shubh kaam mein der kaisi.
Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment. Was fun batting today. pic.twitter.com/xM1YgwshQA
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 8, 2018
Sehwag took to Twitter to share the video of him batting in the tournament and it will remind you of the good old days.“Usool tab bhi wahi tha, ab bhi wahi hai. Shubh kaam mein der kaisi. Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment. Was fun batting today,” read the caption which roughly translates to “The rule was same in the past like it is now. Why delay the positive work.”
KCC is a 10-over cricket tournament which is conducted at the iconic Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Six teams take part in the tournament namely Rashatrakuta Panthers, Ganga Warriors, Wadeyar Charges, Hoysala Eagles, Vijayanagar Patriots and Kadamba Lions.Sehwag, who retired from international cricket in March 2013, was one of India’s most successful openers. He played 104 Test matches and 251 ODIs, amassing a staggering 16,859 runs in the two formats. He played an instrumental role in India’s World Cup winning campaign in 2011.