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Sehwag is most entertaining, destructive batsman: Rameez

Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja has described Indian opener Virender Sehwag as the most destructive and entertaining batsman in modern cricket.

cricket Updated: Dec 16, 2009 16:32 IST

Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja has described Indian opener Virender Sehwag as the most destructive and entertaining batsman in modern cricket.

Lavishing praise on the right-hander, who is in scintillating form right now, Rameez said Sehwag is the only batsman in the world he would pay to watch.

"He is the Shah Rukh Khan of cricket. He is the world's number one batsman when it comes to entertaining the crowd. It won't be an exaggeration to describe him as modern cricket's most destructive batsman. He is the only batsman I would pay to watch," Rameez told 'PTI-Bhasha'.

Often compared to Vivian Richards for his aggressive batting, Rameez said Sehwag is actually ahead of the West Indian great when it comes to strike rate.

"They can't be compared but as far as strike rate is concerned, Sehwag is actually ahead of Richards," he said.

"Richards redefined batting against fast bowlers. He showed that pacers can be played on the front foot. Sehwag has a similar but more evolved style of batting," he added.

"Both of them can bring the world's best bowlers to their knees."