Virender Sehwag reveals which mythological Ramayana character inspired his batting!

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Often times, sportspersons take inspirations from figures and characters from outside the world of sports, and such is also the case of Virender Sehwag. The former hard hitting opener of Team India recently took to social media to reveal to his fans from who he got the insight for his finesse with the bat, and it turned out to be Angada from the Indian epic Ramayana!

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In Ramayana, Angada, the son of vanara king Bali, was a pivotal member of vanar sena (ape army) and helped Rama rescue his wife Sita from Ravana, the king of Lanka.

However, the reason behind Sehwag picking him over the many characters from the Indian mythology was a legend found in Ramayana, which states that no one could move Angada’s leg, which even Ravana himself failed to do.

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Similar to how Sehwag himself was known to have miniscule footwork on the pitch, the former cricketer tweeted his inspiration, making a witty hint at Angada and his interaction with Ravana.

“So here is where i took my batting inspiration from :)” Viru tweeted, with two pictures of the scene from the Ramayana TV series.

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“Pair hilana mushkil hi nahi , namumkin hai. (Moving the legs is not just difficult, but impossible) #Angad ji Rocks” he added.

Hailed as one of the most lethal batsmen of all time, Sehwag eanred 104 Test caps and 251 ODI caps for the Men in Blue in his 14 years of international career, scoring 8,586 and 8273 runs in both formats respectively.

He was also named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for back to back in the year of 2008 and 2009, being the first Indian player to achieve the honour and also the first cricketer ever to retain the title.

Sehwag has also been very vocal on social media about the novel Coronavirus pandemic, spreading awareness and encouraging his fans and fellow citizens to follow the ongoing lock down in India.

Yesterday, Viru made a tributary post on Twitter towards the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers- the ‘Corona Warriors’, who are toiling in the front line against the virus outbreak.

The 41 year old tweeted a video with thge following caption: Gratitude to all the Corona Warriors who have committed at offering themselves completely for the well being of others. Please follow the directives from the state and central government sincerely and we shall overcome this soon. #StaySafe #SambhalJaao”

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