Virender Sehwag's Batting Mindset 'Impossible' to Match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Updated: 20 October 2015 21:50 IST

Virender Sehwag's batting quality was close to that of Viv Richards, Says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag's batting style is something which should be enjoyed not copied, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

New Delhi:

The cricketing fraternity on Tuesday paid glorious tributes to just-retired Virender Sehwag with India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading from the front, comparing his destructive batting with that of legendary Viv Richards. (Virender Sehwag Retires From International Cricket And Indian Premier League)

Sehwag, one of the world's most destructive batsmen to have played the game, on Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League, bringing an end to an illustrious career spanning 14 years. (I have Done What I Wanted to do: Virender Sehwag)

Sehwag had already hinted about his imminent retirement at a function in Dubai on Monday and chose his 37th birthday on Tuesday to put an end to his amazing career and said he was grateful to have done things his way.

India Test skipper Virat Kohli, who started his career along aside Sehwag in Delhi Ranji team, termed the dashing right-hander as a "modern day legend".

Sehwag's another Delhi teammate Shikhar Dhawan wrote:

Former India batsman VVS Laxman also tweeted:

Zaheer Khan, who himself announced his retirement last week, said Sehwag's mindset while batting separated him from the rest.

Some of Sehwag's former teammates, Indian cricket legends, foreign cricketers and politicians too joined in lauding him.

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