"It was only after the batting powerplay started, I felt that I could reach double hundred. Also when Sammy dropped me (at 170), I knew that God was with me," Sehwag stated.
He thanked his family and thousands of fans who had always had the expectation that he can score a double hundred in ODIs.
"I want to thank my family and fans. I know people expected me to score a double century. Today when I wanted to hit a six, I just did that."
Sehwag said that he was determined to make amends for the string of poor scores in the first three ODIs.
"I have said this earlier also that the top-order needs to contribute. It was a wicket where one could score big runs if he stayed around for 30 overs."
The historic knock certainly seemed to have taken a toll on Sehwag as he smiled and said: "Obviously, I am very tired. I am an old man now and my back gets stiff. So I need to take an ice bath."