Swashbuckling opening batsman Virender Sehwag will become India's ninth cricketer to play 100 Tests when he walks onto the field at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium Friday in the second cricket Test against England.
In the 99 Test matches he has so far played, the 34-year-old amassed 8,448 runs at an average of 50.89 and a staggering strike rate of 82.45 to boot -- amazing figures for a Test batsman.
The Delhi batsman has scored 23 hundreds over the last 12 years, including four double centuries and two triple centuries with a highest of 319 scored against South Africa at Chennai in March 2008.
That was his second triple ton, the first (309) being against Pakistan at Multan in 2004. The knock against the Proteas included 42 boundaries and five sixes and came at a rollicking strike rate of 104.93.