When Sehwag started his innings with a boundary shot in ODI

Virender Sehwag was a fearless batsman. He would start attacking the opposition right from ball one. This was the one thing that made Sehwag unique. If there was a ball to be hit, he would hit it.

There was a time when he started his innings with a four in 6 consecutive matches. It also meant that India’s scorecard read 4-0 after 0.1 overs. It included 5 instances during the 2011 world cup that India won.

Sehwag had also his first ball for a six once in ODI. It was during the 2nd final of VB Series in 2004 and India was chasing a huge total of 359. India went on to lose the match but his first ball six still remains in our memory.
Sehwag first ball six against Australia in 2004

List of matches where Sehwag started his innings with a four:

OVER BOWLER MATCH
28.4 Gough 1st ODI (D/N), England tour of India at Kolkata, Jan 19 2002
0.1 Caddick 5th ODI, England tour of India at Delhi, Jan 31 2002
0.1 Tapash Baisya 4th Match (D/N), TVS Cup (Bangladesh) at Dhaka, Apr 16 2003
0.1 Streak 12th Match (D/N), VB Series at Perth, Feb 3 2004
0.1 Vaas Final (D/N), Asia Cup at Colombo, Aug 1 2004
1.1 Oram 2nd Match, Videocon Triangular Series at Bulawayo, Aug 26 2005
0.3 Lee 2nd ODI (D/N), ICC World XI tour of Australia at Melbourne, Oct 7 2005
0.1 Vaas 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Jaipur, Oct 31 2005
0.2 Anderson 1st ODI, England tour of India at Delhi, Mar 28 2006
0.1 Anderson 6th ODI, England tour of India at Jamshedpur, Apr 12 2006
0.1 Pollock 5th ODI, India tour of South Africa at Centurion, Dec 3 2006
0.6 Umar Gul 2nd Match (D/N), Kitply Cup at Dhaka, Jun 10 2008
0.1 Anderson 4th ODI (D/N), England tour of India at Bengaluru, Nov 23 2008
0.1 Lee 1st ODI, Australia tour of India at Vadodara, Oct 25 2009
0.1 Johnson 4th ODI (D/N), Australia tour of India at Chandigarh, Nov 2 2009
0.1 Perera 4th ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of India at Kolkata, Dec 24 2009
1.1 Tuffey 1st Match (D/N), Sri Lanka Triangular Series at Dambulla, Aug 10 2010
0.1 Malinga Final (D/N), Sri Lanka Triangular Series at Dambulla, Aug 28 2010
0.1 Shafiul Islam 1st Match, Group B (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup at Dhaka, Feb 19 2011
0.1 Anderson 11th Match, Group B (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup at Bengaluru, Feb 27 2011
0.1 Rankin 22nd Match, Group B (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup at Bengaluru, Mar 6 2011
0.1 Mudassar Bukhari 25th Match, Group B (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup at Delhi, Mar 9 2011
0.1 Steyn 29th Match, Group B (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup at Nagpur, Mar 12 2011

 

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