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Sehwag Overlooked: Ravi Shastri Crowns Murali Vijay as India’s Premier Test Opener Post-Gavaskar

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Without a doubt, Sunil Gavaskar was India’s best opening batter in Test cricket. He scored 36 centuries and was the first player to reach 10,000 runs, all of which he did against some of the best fast bowlers of his time and amazingly without wearing a helmet. When people argue about who comes in second place after Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag is often brought up. He is famous for scoring over 8500 runs at a very high average in two Tests. Bharat Arun, on the other hand, says that former India head coach Ravi Shastri thinks very highly of Murali Vijay and thinks he is India’s best Test opener after Gavaskar.

Arun talked about Vijay’s cricketing history, starting with when he was in college, and how much Shastri admired Vijay’s skills as an opener. Along with 12 centuries, Vijay made 3880 runs as an opener in 61 Tests he played from 2008 to 2018. He made important hits against Australia and England, especially the ones of 146 and 144, even though India lost those games.

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As an opener, Sehwag has made huge contributions to Indian cricket, including famous partnerships with Gautam Gambhir and important innings like the 293 against Sri Lanka. However, Shastri’s claim that he prefers Vijay over Sehwag is a bold one. Between 2002 and 2013, Sehwag was one of the most powerful openers. He scored two triple hundreds and set a record by putting together 410 runs with Rahul Dravid against Pakistan. The choice shows how subjective greatness is in cricket and how important each player has been to the game’s past.

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Daniel Müller
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Daniel Müller writing is characterized by his ability to weave together the technical nuances of cricket with the emotional rollercoaster experienced by players and fans. readers a blend of match analyses, player profiles, and stories that highlight the cultural impact of cricket in India.

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