When it comes to aggressive opening, only one player comes to everyone's mind - Virender Sehwag.
The dashing opener from India is by far the most aggressive player in the modern era. But the southpaw has struggled to make runs in last couple of years resulting in him being axed from the Indian team.
If there is something Sehwag does better than anyone in the world, it is to smash the ball.
This ability of him has earned him recognition as one of the most dangerous players in the world.
On his day, Sehwag can make any target seem small, and any good delivery seem bad. Such is the power and talent of this 'Sultan of Multan'.
But in past two years, Sehwag has struggled to make runs, getting out cheaply on many occasions.
If Sehwag's innings can have a big positive impact on his team, such can his failures. Thus, due to his failing form and emergence of new talented youngsters. Sehwag has lost his place in the Indian team.
Being nearly 35-years-old doesn't help his case too, as it has made his reactions slow and impacted his renowned hand-eye coordination. But a batsman like Sehwag can never be put off.
In his first match of the new season, playing for Delhi team against India Blue, Sehwag smashed a quick-fire 59 from 39 deliveries, showing glimpses of Sehwag we all used to know.
Though surprisingly, Sehwag played the match not as a opener, but as a middle-order batsman.
Sehwag is a bowler's nightmare, and most of the bowlers will agree he is one of the most difficult batsman to ball too.
He is a proven match-winner - a player who can turn the tide of match handily.
He has two triple centuries to his name and is the highest scorer in One-Day International too.
Sehwag still has years left in him, years to play for India. Sehwag is an asset any team would die to have, and if Sehwag regains his form, there is no stopping him.
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