Indore, Dec 9 : Man of the moment Virender Sehwag feels that opportunity to score a double hundred in an ODI comes once in a lifetime and he is happy to have broken his role model Sachin Tendulkar's record.
“I am happy to have broken my role model Sachin Tendulkar's record. It won't be easy for people to score double hundreds.
Over the last so many years only two have done it. This opportunity will come only once in a lifetime and I am happy I have taken it,” Sehwag told the mediapersons at the post-match pres conference.
Sehwag, dedicated his epic 219 in the memory of his late father.“I am very happy and I dedicate this knock to my father who is no longer with us,” he said.
The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh' as he is fondly called informed that he has received around 800 congratulatory text messages but is yet to go through them.
“I have received 700 to 800 messages and have talked with my mother, who is also very happy. Selection committee chairman Srikkanthji also called and congratulated me,” said Sehwag, who broke his idol Tendulkar's record score of 200 not out against South Africa in Gwalior, early last year
“It is one of my very best innings. Unlike in Test cricket when one can bat longer, in One-dayers you have to keep an eye on the run-rate.
The wicket was very good for batting but the bowlers are also trying to get you out. It was not easy to score 200,” he said.