His innings' would often be a flurry of cuts and drives and the faces of the opposition would often reveal a despair that most Indian fans marvelled and revelled in time and again. No one quite knew how to stop Virender Sehwag when he got going - strokes on both sides of the wicket, the audacity to plan them and the skill to pull them off. Today, the world's most feared opener is a caricature of his former self. He is old - 35 - and he isn't scoring runs. In the Ranji season that ended for Delhi recently, <a href=http://www.firstpost.com/sports/sehwag-averaged-less-than-nehra-this-ranji-season-1320491.html target=_blank>he averaged less </a>(8 mts, 13 inngs, 234 runs, avg of 19.50, HI 56) than Ashish Nehra and if that isn't a damning assessment then nothing is. Clearly, the Sehwag we once knew doesn't live here anymore.
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