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This 'Ramayan' character inspired Sehwag while batting

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April 13, 2020 10:05 IST
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A scene from 'Ramayan'. Here, Ravana's warriors are unable to lift the character Angad's foot off the ground.

IMAGE: A scene from 'Ramayan'. Here, Ravana's warriors are unable to lift the character Angad's foot off the ground. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Virender Sehwag/Twitter

Former India batsman Virender Sehwag has revealed the real inspiration behind his batting approach was Ramayan's character 'Angad'.

'Angad' was part of the vanar sena which helped Lord Ram in rescuing Sita from Lanka.

He went on to share a picture of 'Angad' on Twitter and also gave an explanation as to why the character is an inspiration for him.

 

"So here is where I took my batting inspiration from. Pair hilana mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai. #Angad Ji Rocks," Sehwag[NAG1]  tweeted.

In Ramayan, it is believed that Lord Ram sent Angad to the court of Ravana as an emissary in order to avoid war.

To break Ravana's ego, Angad then challenged all warriors in Ravana's court that if anyone is able to lift his feet from the ground, then Lord Ram would accept defeat and leave.

But legend has it, that no one was able to lift Angad's feet.

Sehwag is the only Indian to score two triple centuries in Test cricket.

He has registered two triple tons against Pakistan and South Africa in the longest format of the game.

In his cricketing career, Sehwag played 251 ODIs and 104 Tests for India amassing 8,273 and 8,586 runs respectively.

Virender Sehwag


 
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