VIDEO: Virender Sehwag smashes 293 in Mumbai against Sri Lanka in 2009

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In Sri Lanka’s tour of India late 2009, Virender Sehwag scored a match-winning 293 to lead India to their second innings victory on the trot, and obtain a 2-0 series win. Having already scored two triple-centuries in his career, he was on the verge of a third one at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai when he resumed to bat on the third day of the Test on 284. But chipped a catch straight to the hands of offspinner Muttiah Muralitharan. “I am very happy I got 293 runs. I am proud of what I have achieved. Not many people have got two triple centuries and followed that with 293,” he had said later.

Had he got seven more runs, he would have become the first batsman to score three triple-centuries in Tests. Only Don Bradman, Chris Gayle and Brian Lara, besides Sehwag, have scored two triple-centuries: Lara’s second is the highest Test score till date, an unbeaten 400. READ: Virat Kohli advised by Rahul Dravid to look at Virender Sehwag innings to prepare for Sri Lanka spinners

Sehwag’s Test career came to a halt at the age of 34, early 2015, as he struggled to score runs outside Asia. After learning about the omission from the side, he Tweeted, “Will continue to work hard for my place in the team. I trust my game and am confident that, ‘I’ll be back.’ Best wishes to the team.” READ: Virender Sehwag vs Shane Warne at Chepauk: Treat for the Gods

But he hasn’t yet been able to find a spot in the Indian side. In his 11-year career, he has scored 8586 runs at 49.34, and has smashed 23 centuries. His two triple tons arrived against Pakistan in Multan, and South Africa in Chennai.