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Virender Sehwag was known for his maverick approach with the bat AFP

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was known for his maverick batting and playful nature on the field. Post-retirement, Sehwag has stunned everyone with his witty humour on micro-blogging site Twitter. He has been incredible in the second innings and amused thousands of his fans and followers. Sehwag has smashed couple of triple tons in his scintillating Test career and on this occasion, he shares an interesting anecdote while smashing 300 against South Africa at Chennai in Arpil 2008. Sehwag spoke about how he stopped the play because he couldn t recollect the lyrics of a famous Bollywood song while bating against South Africa at Chennai.

Sehwag was quoted in a report from TOI, at the launch of second season of the Goregaon Sports Club’s premier league saying, “Once when I was batting in Chennai on 300, I forgot the lyrics of song. So I called Ishant Sharma, who was the 12th man for that game, to the field and told him to get the lyrics of the song from my iPod, and he did that. Obviously, everyone thought that I had asked for ‘drinks’ from Ishant, but sometimes, the 12th man can be used in this way too! The song was ‘ Tu Jaane Na ‘.”

The rivalry between India and Pakistan is well-known and one of the most talked about in the fraternity. Sehwag and Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar shared a fair amount of competition during their playing days. When Sehwag was asked what song would be on his mind while confronting Shoaib Akhtar he said, Aa dekhen zara, kismein kitna hai dum.”