Instances when Virender Sehwag hit his first ball for a boundary

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Virender Sehwag was a fearless batsman. He would start attacking the opposition right from ball one. This was the one thing that made Sehwag unique. If there was a ball to be hit, he would hit it. There was a time when he started his innings with a four in 6 consecutive matches. It also meant that India’s scorecard read 4-0 after 0.1 overs. It included 5 instances during the 2011 world cup that India won. Sehwag had also his first ball for a six once in ODI. It was during the 2nd final of VB Series in 2004 and India was chasing a huge total of 359. India went on to lose the match but his first ball six still remains in our memory.

Sehwag first ball six against Ausalia in 2004

List of matches where Sehwag started his innings with a four/six:

International Matches

# Date Venue Format Opposition Bowler Runs
1 28/03/06 Feroz Shah Kotla ODI England JM Anderson 4
2 12/04/06 Keenan Stadium ODI England JM Anderson 4
3 03/12/06 SuperSport Park ODI South Africa SM Pollock 4
4 14/09/07 Kingsmead T20 Pakistan Umar Gul 4
5 31/07/08 Galle International Stadium Test Sri Lanka KMDN Kulasekara 4
6 08/08/08 P Saravanamuttu Stadium Test Sri Lanka KTGD Prasad 4
7 23/11/08 M Chinnaswamy Stadium ODI England JM Anderson 4
8 18/03/09 Seddon Park Test New Zealand KD Mills 4
9 25/02/09 AMI Stadium T20 New Zealand TG Southee 6
10 26/03/09 McLean Park Test New Zealand IE O’Brien 4
11 25/10/09 Reliance Stadium ODI Australia B Lee 4
12 02/11/09 Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali ODI Australia MG Johnson 4
13 16/11/09 Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera Test Sri Lanka UWMBCA Welegedara 4
14 16/11/09 Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera Test Sri Lanka UWMBCA Welegedara 4
15 09/12/09 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha T20 Sri Lanka KMDN Kulasekara 4
16 18/12/09 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha ODI Sri Lanka UWMBCA Welegedara 4
17 24/12/09 Eden Gardens ODI Sri Lanka NLTC Perera 4
18 19/02/11 Shere Bangla National Stadium ODI Bangladesh Shafiul Islam 4
19 27/02/11 M Chinnaswamy Stadium ODI England JM Anderson 4
20 06/03/11 M Chinnaswamy Stadium ODI Ireland WB Rankin 4
21 09/03/11 Feroz Shah Kotla ODI Netherlands Mudassar Bukhari 4
22 12/03/11 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha ODI South Africa DW Steyn 4
23 10/08/10 Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium ODI New Zealand DR Tuffey 4
24 28/08/10 Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium ODI Sri Lanka SL Malinga 4
25 02/01/11 Newlands Test South Africa M Morkel 4
26 09/10/10 M Chinnaswamy Stadium Test Australia MG Johnson 4
27 24/01/12 Adelaide Oval Test Australia BW Hilfenhaus 4
28 06/11/11 Feroz Shah Kotla Test West Indies FH Edwards 4
29 29/11/11 Barabati Stadium ODI West Indies KAJ Roach 4
30 31/08/12 M Chinnaswamy Stadium Test New Zealand TG Southee 4

IPL Matches

# Date Venue Format Opposition Bowler Runs
1 19/04/08 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Rajasthan Royals SR Watson 4
2 08/05/08 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Chennai Super Kings MS Gony 4
3 19/04/09 Newlands T20 Kings XI Punjab YA Abdulla 6
4 28/04/09 SuperSport Park T20 Rajasthan Royals AD Mascarenhas 6
5 15/05/09 OUTsurance Oval T20 Kings XI Punjab B Lee 4
6 29/03/10 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Kolkata Knight Riders CH Gayle 4
7 07/04/10 Eden Gardens T20 Kolkata Knight Riders AB Agarkar 6
8 12/04/11 Sawai Mansingh Stadium T20 Rajasthan Royals SW Tait 4
9 26/04/11 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Royal Challengers Bangalore Z Khan 4
10 28/04/11 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Kolkata Knight Riders B Lee 4
11 02/05/11 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Kochi Tuskers Kerala RP Singh 4
12 05/05/11 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal T20 Deccan Chargers DW Steyn 4
13 10/04/12 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Chennai Super Kings DE Bollinger 4
14 16/04/12 Wankhede Stadium T20 Mumbai Indians MM Patel 6
15 10/05/12 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal T20 Deccan Chargers S Dhawan 4
16 07/05/12 Feroz Shah Kotla T20 Kolkata Knight Riders PJ Sangwan 4
17 12/05/12 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk T20 Chennai Super Kings BW Hilfenhaus 4
18 22/05/12 Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium T20 Kolkata Knight Riders L Balaji 4
19 07/05/14 Barabati Stadium T20 Chennai Super Kings BW Hilfenhaus 4
20 09/05/14 M Chinnaswamy Stadium T20 Royal Challengers Bangalore MA Starc 4
21 11/05/14 Barabati Stadium T20 Kolkata Knight Riders JH Kallis 4
22 14/05/14 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal T20 Sunrisers Hyderabad B Kumar 4
23 21/05/14 Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali T20 Mumbai Indians P Kumar 4

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