Virender Sehwag keeps his promise to son with a century

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 31, 2014 12:02 IST

Virender Sehwag kept the promise he made to his son when he blasted his way to a terrific 58-ball 122 which powered Kings XI Punjab to a mammoth 226 for six in the second IPL Qualifier in Mumbai on Friday.

Moments after hitting only the second century of IPL 7, Sehwag revealed that he had told his son he would score runs in the remaining matches while talking to him a few days back.

"Other day my wife called up and my son (Aryaveer) took the phone and said 'Papa why are you getting out? My friends in school tease me that your papa is not scoring runs'. I told him beta (son) there are matches and I will score don't worry," Sehwag said.

Sehwag, who had scored a hundred in the 2011 edition for Delhi Daredevils against Deccan Chargers, entertained the Wankhede crowd with eight sixes and 12 fours.

Mumbai Indians' Lendl Simmons had scored the first century of this season when he scored an unbeaten 100 against Punjab.

One of the most senior player in the team, Sehwag said he was not able to concentrate on his batting as he had to guide youngsters.

"I told them that you play the way you like and let me focus on my game. I need to win at least one game for KXIP," he said. Sehwag has been struggling with his form for quite some time and last played for India during the India vs Australia match at Hyderabad in March last year.

Despite making useful contribution for Kings XI Punjab this season, Sehwag was not getting big runs in the IPL this season. The Delhi batsman, who turns 36 later this year, didn't find a place in a second-string Indian side to tour Bangladesh.

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

Israeli woman sexually assaulted in Manali, probe launched
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome