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Top 5 game-changing knocks by Sehwag

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Today is the 39th birthday of the former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. It is well-known that he terrified bowlers with his effortless batting style and excellent hand-eye coordination. He formed a devastating opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, and won many matches for India almost single-handedly.

The "Nawab of Najafgarh" did all the talking with his bat, and entertained the country throughout his illustrious career.

Let us take a look at some of his knocks that helped India win.

#5 122 vs CSK (2014)

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Sehwag scored 122 off 58 balls

The only non-test knock on this list, his score of 122 that day surprised many. He was at the fag end of his career, and his selection in the Kings XI team was much debated. However, he rose to the occasion in the all-important Qualifier, smashing 122 runs off 58 balls, including 12 fours and 8 sixes. His knock even overshadowed Suresh Raina's 87 off 25 balls.

Eventually, Kings XI Punjab won by 14 runs and progressed to the final thanks to Sehwag.

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