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Ravi Shastri: What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t 

Ravi Shastri traces a bullet. 

What he said:

“There’s a bit of Sachin there, there’s a bit of Viru there, and when he walks, there’s a bit of Lara there!”

Ravi Shastri, the Indian head coach, can’t stop gushing about latest boy sensation, Prithvi Shaw, and his exhilarating debut against the West Indies at home. 

What he really meant:

“Shaw bats like a dream. He’s a kaleidoscope of the bright colours of Tendulkar, Sehwag and Brian Lara. He’s my rainbow.” 

What he definitely didn’t:

Why did I omit Viv Richards in this comparison? Kohli wouldn’t permit me. That’s why. He insists that sobriquet’s exclusive to him.” 

Virender Sehwag: Air conditioner

“The husband’s condition at home is like an air-conditioner. How much ever noise outside, inside the house, cool, silent and remote-controlled.”

—Virender Sehwag.

Virender Sehwag: Individual success and captains 

​”Every successful player has an equally great captain behind him.”

—Virender Sehwag. 

Virender Sehwag on Greg Chappell

“If you talk of Greg Chappell’s cricketing knowledge, it is superb. But when it comes to man management, absolutely zero.
— Virender Sehwag.

Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag, brothers-in-arms in retirement

Virender Sehwag fielding at Adelaide Oval

Virender Sehwag fielding at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two giants of Indian cricket quit the game within a week of each other.

One accumulated over 300 Test wickets, only the second Indian fast bowler to do so.

The other is the only Indian to have scored a triple ton in Tests, not once but twice and it could easily have been one more.

One was a canny operator outfoxing the best of the opposition with his wily wares.

The other kept it simple. The ball was meant to be hit when it was in the hitting zone.

Both are 37 years young and can still pad up for a fresh innings in the journey of life.

One has retired from international cricket but will continue to appear in the IPL.

The other has retired from international cricket and the IPL but may make an appearance at Sachin Tendulkar’s T20 All Star League in the US. He celebrated his departure by slamming a century against Karnataka for Haryana in a Ranji trophy game.

One was instrumental in India reaching the final at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa and clinching the title in 2011 at home.

The other was a member of both the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ICC ODI World Cup winning squads.

English: Zaheer Khan gives a Somerset batsman ...

Zaheer Khan gives a Somerset batsman a wry smile while bowling during the first match of India’s 2011 tour of England, played at the County Ground, Taunton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They are both modest and soft-spoken to the point of being self-effacing.

One is still single and obviously a catch for any young woman.

The other is married to Aarti Ahlawat and has two sons Aryavir and Vedant.

One promised—in his retirement statement—to return with the headline ‘Zak is back’.

The other quoted Mark Twain claiming that stories of his retirement were greatly exaggerated.

Indian cricket will surely miss them.

Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag, farewell, adios, sayonara.

Virender Sehwag: What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t

Virender Sehwag at Adelaide Oval

Virender Sehwag at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Suresh Raina: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

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Suresh Raina Duets Not With Virender Sehwag

What he said (via Times Of India):

"No, I was only on 30 at that time. So, I did not."

Suresh Raina, unlike his batting partner Virender Sehwag, preferred not to make a song-and-dance of his modest score—in comparison.

Raina was replying to a query whether he joined his illustrious senior in humming Kishore Kumar melodies during the Delhi blaster’s record-breaking 219 at Indore.

Raina said:

"He was playing very well with no tension. That day, he was singing some Kishore Kumar songs. He was not feeling any kind of tension."

The young southpaw was addressing the India Today Youth Summit.

What he really meant:

“I was left spellbound and breathless by Viru’s audacious shot-making. How could I?”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’m a Mohammad Rafi fan.Ghazals are more my scene.”

Virender Sehwag: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Virender Sehwag at Adelaide Oval

Virender Sehwag Is An Old Man At 33

What he said (via Reuters):

"I’m very tired because I’m a 33-year-old. I’m an old man and my back and glutes are tight."

Virender Sehwag excuses himself from fielding after scoring an epic 219 in the fourth ODI against West Indies at Indore.

Sehwag said:

Everybody was expecting me to score a double hundred and I think I lived (up to the) expectation..

Whenever I wanted to hit a ball, I hit into the gaps and it went for four. Whenever I wanted to hit a six, I just tried to hit it with a straight bat.

I was telling myself and Gautam Gambhir that if we batted with a little patience, we could score a big one here.

Sehwag was grassed on 170 by his West Indian counterpart, Darren Sammy.

Sehwag said:

"When Sammy dropped my catch, I thought God is with me and God is telling me ‘just bat until 45th-46th over and you will achieve your 200’.”

What he really meant:

“Post this knock, I just have enough energy to sit on my a**—literally”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Next stop, the Mumbai marathon.”

Chris Gayle: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

English: Chris Gayle on the field at the Telst...

Chris Gayle Cannot Mask His Admiration

What he said (via Twitter):

“Well I did watch some of that innings by Viru…. Brilliant striking!! Congrats on ur 219.. That’s child abuse! The Mask would say, Smoking!”

Chris Gayle congratulates Virender Sehwag on his marauding knock in the fourth ODI against West Indies at Indore.

Sehwag’s double ton is the highest individual score in the 50 over format.

Sachin Tendulkar held the previous record having scored 200 against South Africa at Gwalior.

What he really meant:

“Viru, you’re toying with my teammates. Find kids your own size to beat up.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Viru, you interrupted my movie. Which one, you ask? The Mask, of course.”

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