When Sehwag stopped the match for this song of Kishore Kumar, the cricketer revealed the secret to Sonu Nigam
Virender Sehwag has shared this interesting story of his in an award show.
Virender Sehwag was the opener batsman and when he used to come on the field, fours and sixes would start hitting him. Virender was known for his aggressive batting and has played many big innings in his career. In the year 2008, Virender Sehwag played an inning of 319 runs while playing a Test match in Chennai, which is the best performance of his career. An old video of Sehwag is going viral in which he is telling Sonu Nigam how he was humming a song while playing that innings which got the match stopped when he forgot it midway.
In an award show, when Sonu Nigam asked star batsman Virender Sehwag a question about this incident, Sehwag said, “I was batting with Rahul Dravid in Chennai, close to 200 runs. I was humming a song for a long time and was hitting fours and sixes. After drinks break, we started talking and drank water. When the match started again after the drinks break, I forgot the lyrics of the song and kept playing like this for 2-3 overs without hitting fours and sixes. Rahul Dravid asked is everything fine? I said why? So he started saying that till now no four has been hit. Now who tells them that I have forgotten the lyrics of the songs, so I am not enjoying batting. I called the 12th player and told him to take out my ipod and open the playlist Veeru 2. There is a sixth song inside it, tell me its lyrics.
When Sonu Nigam asked Sehwag which song it was, Sehwag said ‘Chala jaata ho kisi ki dhun mein’.
For your information, let us tell you that Sehwag hit 5 sixes and 42 fours in that match and scored a total of 319 runs. The match ended in a draw, and was played against South Africa in Chennai in the year 2008.