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Sehwag in the Fast Lane
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Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, India's dashing opening batsman, added several landmarks to his already impressive kitty during the course of his magnificent 201 against Pakistan at Bangalore. 1. He became only the second batsman after the Australian Greg Chappell to score two double centuries against Pakistan 2. He became the fastest Indian to notch up ten Test hundreds, both in terms of innings and time, and also the quickest Indian to 3,000 Test runs in the least number of innings. He took 55 innings in comparison to Sunil Gavaskar's 64. Indian batsmen with at least ten Test hundreds to their credit, and the period of time taken to achieve that particular milestone:
 

 
Career details Tenth ton details
Players 100s Tests Innings Inns/100 Tests Innings Period
Virender Sehwag 10 34 55 5.50 34 55 3 Years &
141 days
Mohammad Azharuddin 22 99 147 6.68 39 58 5 years &
 223 days
Sachin Tendulkar 34 123 197 5.79 41 59 6 years &
 232 days
Sunil Gavaskar 34 125 214 6.29 32 61 5 years &
 342 days
Polly Umrigar 12 59 94 7.83 50 78 12 years &
 62 days
Mohinder Amarnath 11 69 113 10.27 54 91 16 years &
 10 days
Rahul Dravid 20 89 150 7.50 56 96 5 years &
 298 days
Gundappa Viswanath 14 91 155 11.07 58 103 9 years &
 312 days
Ravi Shastri 11 80 121 11.00 72 109 9 years &
 183 days
Saurav Ganguly 11 82 132 12.00 68 113 7 years &
 111 days
Dilip Vengsarkar 17 116 185 10.88 83 135 10 years &
 134 days
 

 

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