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. Also Read - IPL 2021, CSK vs RR Match 12 in Mumbai: Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Predicted Playing XIs, Toss Time, Squads For Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
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. Also Read - IPL 2021 Points Table Latest Update After DC vs PBKS, Match 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore Reclaim Top Spot After Beating KKR, Shikhar Dhawan Pips Glenn Maxwell in IPL Orange Cap List, Harshal Patel Bags Purple Cap
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. Also Read - Delhi Lockdown News: Chandni Chowk, Other Markets Under Self-imposed Lockdown From Today Due to Corona Surge
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.