Sehwag earns 'VS' series bat for record 219

Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 15:21 [IST]
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Sehwag's 219 earns him 'VS' series bat

New Delhi, Feb 14: India opener Virender Sehwag has earned himself a limited special edition bat from Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) for his record breaking 219 against the West Indies in a one-day international match in Indore last year.

Sehwag's 219 in an innings is the highest individual score in one-day internationals breaking the earlier record of 200 not out scored by Sachin Tendulkar against South Africa in Gwalior. Sehwag's record came in 149 balls with 25 fours and seven sixes.

As a mark of respect for Sehwag's knock, SG, the leading manufacturer of cricket equipments, launched a limited edition series "VS 219."

According to Paras Anand, director SG, said the bat has been designed for big hitters.

"The limited edition bat is a tribute to Sehwag's record innings of 219 runs. This bat has been designed for the big hitters like Sehwag. It is a meaty and powerful bat for all the young Sehwag's in the making," Anand said.

The light-weight bats are made from English willow and have edges, bold profile, remarkable balance and a huge sweet spot. The handle of the bat is made from Saravak cane and is covered with the new chevtec grip designed for good control.


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