When T20 cricket was still in baby stages in the early 2000s, the former India opener Sehwag used to strike at a strike rate of over 90.
While Sri Lanka is going through turmoil on and off the field, there is something to cheer finally as legendary cricketer Arvinda de Silva is inducted into the prestigious ICC Hall of Fame. Along with the former Lankan player, former India cricketers Diana Edulji and Virender Sehwag were also inducted. Edulji was a terror during her heydays picking over 130 wickets in both formats.
When women’s cricket was not even a thing back in the late 70s and ’80s, Edulji was a trailblazer and paved the way for many of the girls to follow the dream of being a cricketer.
As far as Virender Sehwag, there is no introduction needed as he is still regarded as India’s best opening batter across Test and ODI formats. When T20 cricket was still in baby stages in the early 2000s, the former India opener used to strike at a strike rate of over 90.
Virender Sehwag used to kill the match in the powerplay itself by giving India blazing starts. His contribution at the top helped India win T20 World Cup in 2007, and also 50-over WC in 2011.
As far as Arvinda de Silva (known as Mad Max), he revolutionized batting in the middle overs and is regarded as the first superstar in Sri Lanka. de Silva’s street smartness, coupled with power hitting, was a deadly thing in ODI cricket.
His most memorable moment came during the 1996 World Cup when he hit a terrific hundred in the finals to help Sri Lanka win the first-ever World Cup.
Virender Sehwag, Edulji, and De SIlva in ICC hall of fame
De Silva featured in six World Cups, the most alongside Sachin Tendulkar. All three of them, Sehwag, De Silva, and Edulji were trendsetters in their respective aspects of cricket, and that is the thing that connects these three icons of the game.