Devastating opener Virender Sehwag again rose to his reputation on Thursday, when he smashed an impressive six on the first ball he faced. Sehwag-led Gemini Arabians clinched a 78-run victory in the opening match of Masters Champions League.
Arabians outclassed Libra Legends, who were captained by Jacques Kallis, due to the absence of injured Sourav Ganguly. The fans witnessed an exciting run chase when Arabians came to chase the mammoth target of 235, set by the Legends.
Man of The Match – Kumar Sangakkara played a blistering innings for the Arabians, scoring 86 runs off 43 balls to catapult the Arabians to a 234/3 at the end of 20 overs.
Amidst all action, Sehwag started off the T20 league with a backward square leg six. Adding spice to the sensation, he smiled mischievously just after the shot to showcase what he is. Though he managed to score only 21 runs off 11 balls, he showed glimpses of his class.
Here’s how twitter went crazy on Sehwag’s play in the opening match of MCL.
PIC 1: When Sehwag new to International Cricket.. PIC 2: After Sehwag retired from International Cricket.. pic.twitter.com/lKc2HUknV2— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 28, 2016
You know it's Sehwag if the ball sails to the boundary for a maximum on the very first delivery of the game. Wow! #TheMastersAreBack— Sony SIX (@SonySIX) January 28, 2016
Son: Dad what you mean by first ball Dot? Dad: Don't know son because we are Virender Sehwag fans— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 28, 2016
Virender Sehwag first ball boundary nd MS Dhoni last over six is common — feeling determined— [email protected] (@94_chaitu) January 29, 2016
First ball of #MCL2020 Virender Sehwag batting.. SIX!!! Some things never change…— iamamitjangid (@iamamitjangid) January 29, 2016
Dhoni: Last ball par six maarunga Sehwag: Why wait if I can do it on 1st ball #MCL2020— CRICKBC (@crickBC) January 28, 2016