On the second day of India’s first Test against Pakistan in Multan, Virender Sehwag created history becoming the first batsman from his country to record a century in the longest format of the game.

The record aside, the innings is also remembered for the manner in which Sehwag paced it. His philosophy of see ball, hit ball, was in full motion despite it being a conservative format as far as scoring rate is concerned.

India opted to bat first and Sehwag blazed his way to a double-century on the opening day itself. He finished the day unbeaten on 228 alongside Sachin Tendulkar who was batting on 60.

Later that evening, Sehwag admitted the record of becoming the first Indian to touch the 300-run mark in Test cricket was playing on his mind.

The following day, March 29, 2004, Sehwag went on to swiftly claim the record, in some fashion, hitting a six over midwicket to reach his triple-ton. Pressure much?

Sehwag broke records for fun during his stay.

He belted 39 fours and six sixes during his 375-ball innings and was out on 309, the then highest score by any Indian in Test cricket.

The match is also remembered for captain Rahul Dravid’s decision of declaring innings with Tendulkar batting on 194, a polarising decision that split the cricketing world.

Meanwhile, India went on to win the Test by an innings and 52 runs.

Four year, later on March 28, 2008, Sehwag would break is own record, hitting a second Test triple century, making 319 off 304 with 42 fours and five sixes, at an incredible strike-rate of 104.93.

Eight years later, Karun Nair became the second Indian to hit a Test triple.