There have been 10 scores of 400 in ODI cricket out of which India has a record 4.
Batting second also we have scored 300 a whopping 18 times out of which we have won 13 matches.
No team comes close in such big score statistics and that has been thanks to a lot of hard-hitting players throughout the border.
A look at the Mad Max Trinity that is making such scores possible…
Virender Sehwag: The Destroyer
When Sehwag entered the international scene, he unleashed such mayhem that opposition coaches scrambled to have a strategy just to counter him. He would hit bad balls for 6. He would hit good balls for 6. He would follow up a 6 with another 6. Another thing he hits for a six is the nervous 90s, 190s and 290s.
Among top order regulars, few can come close to his ODI strike rate of 105 and Test strike rate of 82. There are times when the Indian Test match run rate is 6-7, that’s double of what it used to be 10-15 years back and triple of what it used to be 30-40 years back!
What defies logic is his 50+ batting average in Tests. High strike rates are inversely proportional to batting averages unless you are Sehwag.
When he debuted he scored a century on every foreign country he visited such was his consistency. He hits the ball so hard, that dropped catches during his innings are a commonplace affair.
Three scores of 290+ in Tests puts him in the league of Donald Bradman. The other exclusive club he shares with Sachin Tendulkar is that of being an ODI double centurion.
The only real thing the opposition can do while Sehwag is batting is to pray that he gets out.