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Virender Sehwag’s funny tweet to England pacer James Anderson on Vizag King Pair

Virender Sehwag bagged a king pair in Birmingham in 2011. James Anderson got it in the Vizag Test where India thrashed England by 246 runs

cricket Updated: Nov 22, 2016 14:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Ravichandran Ashwin,Virender Sehwag,King Pair

Virender Sehwag is at it again and this time, the topic is the ‘King Pair’. A king pair is when a batsman gets out first ball in both innings of a Test match.

After India thrashed England by 246 runs in the second Test at Vizag on Monday, Virender Sehwag got even with James Anderson, a man who tormented him on India’s tour of England in 2011.

England pacers Stuart Broad and James Anderson got Sehwag out off the first ball in the third India vs England Test in Birmingham in August 2011. India lost the Test match by an innings and 242 runs.

Sehwag was opening the innings with Delhi teammate Gautam Gambhir at Edgbaston after England won the toss and decided to field. Sehwag failed to negotiate a sharp rising ball from Broad and nicked it to keeper Matt Prior in the first innings.

Sehwag bagged the king pair when Anderson got him in the second innings. The dashing Indian opener did not move his feet, slashed at an away swinger from Anderson and edged to Andrew Strauss at first slip.

Anderson, bagged a king pair in the Vizag Test. No. 11 Anderson was LBW to Ravichandran Ashwin in the first innings and trapped leg before by debutant Jayant Yadav in the second innings as India took a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.

First Published: Nov 22, 2016 11:06 IST