Sehwag is not a man deficient in technique. He has adjusted his technique to suit the aggressive intent that is the essence of his game. He does not care what we think and say about his footwork. He cares about what he does to the ball and in that his philosophy is simple and uncluttered.
Sehwag’s batting irks traditionalists and Bradman who had a similar effect on them provides us the context for understanding Sehwag’s apparent defiance of what we euphemistically call conventional wisdom or tradition.
Almost sixty years before Headingley, a comeback of even greater magnitude took place in the County Championship match between Warwickshire and Hampshire – CW’s Dave Wilson and Martin Chandler look into the match and its background.