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'Sehwag the greatest slaughterer of bowling since Viv'

Last updated on: December 9, 2011 08:51 IST

Sehwag smashes world record 219

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Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag smashed a world record 219 and became only the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to reach the 200-run landmark in One-Day Internationals, as India posted their highest one-day total of 418 for five in the fourth match against the West Indies in Indore, on Thursday.

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Sehwag surpassed Tendulkar's 200 not out, made from 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24 last year, when he square-cut Andre Russell for a boundary in the 44th over of the Indian innings to go past the 200 mark at the Holkar Stadium.

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He joined his idol Tendulkar in the record books as the only other cricketer to score double hundred in the limited overs game. India went on to win the match by 153 runs.

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A look at what his fellow team-mates and other celebrities had to say on Twitter on his landmark innings:


Image: Virender Sehwag
Photographs: Reuters

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'VIRU YOU CHAMPION!!!!'

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Kevin Pietersen

VIRU YOU CHAMPION!!!!

If you are a cricket fan, pls switch your tv's on right now & watch a genius bat.. Sehwag destroying the WI.. World record coming..


Image: Kevin Pietersen
Photographs: Getty Images

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'Congrats on ur 219.. That's child abuse!'

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Chris Gayle

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!


Image: Chris Gayle
Photographs: Getty Images
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'Cheers lala ...congratulations!!'

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Zaheer Khan

Cheers lala ...congratulations!! @virendersehwag way to go buddy !


Image: Zaheer Khan
Photographs: Getty Images
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'Sehwag's 200s and 300s seem incidental'

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Sanjay Manjrekar

It must be some where at the back of his mind..but sehwag's 200s and 300s seem incidental as he goes on an all out attack

The most likely candidate to beat tendulkar's record has done it !


Image: Sanjay Manjrekar
Photographs: Getty Images
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'Long live the King!!'

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Ramiz Raja

When Viv Richards retired I thought it was end of entertainment. But then came Sehwag, the King of entertainment! Long live the King!!


Image: Ramiz Raja
Photographs: Getty Images

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'Sehwag one of very few who could have done it'

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Harsha Bhogle

i wonder sometimes if sehwag achieves these landmarks because he doesn't worry about achieving them

among contemporary cricketers sehwag was one of very few who could have done it...gayle maybe...who else?


Image: Harsha Bhogle


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'I am honoured to have played with you!'

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Amit Mishra

Proud to witness this historical moment. Heartiest Congrates to Viru for his record breaking Double TON.

Congrats Viru bhaiya on the record. You are a joy to watch and I am honoured to have played with you!


Image: Amit Mishra
Photographs: Getty Images

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'Sehwag the greatest slaughterer of bowling since Viv'

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Derek Pringle

Sehwag the greatest slaughterer of bowling since IVA Richards


Image: Derek Pringle
Photographs: Getty Images

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'Viru! Congrats!'

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Shaun Pollock

Must admit if I had to pick one person to get more than 200 in an ODI innings it would have been Viru! Congrats!


Image: Shaun Pollock
Photographs: Getty Images

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'What a player..what an effort'

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Sania Mirza-Malik

What an achievement..What a player..what an effort..hats off to Sehwag..


Image: Sania Mirza-Malik
Photographs: Getty Images
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'Holy cow is all I am gonna say about that innings'

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Mahesh Bhupathi

Holy cow is all I am gonna say about that innings... Amazing stuff by Viru. As Johnny Mac would say " you can't be serious.


Image: Mahesh Bhupathi
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'Heartiest congratulations to VEERU!!!'

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Shreya Ghoshal

Heartiest congratulations to VEERU!!! Yayyy:)


Image: Shreya Ghoshal
Photographs: Getty Images

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'Bow down to Viru for that incredible 219!!'

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Mandira Bedi

Bow down to Viru for that incredible 219!! The only 2 double tonners in one day cricket are Indian! #respect


Image: Mandira Bedi
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