I think he is the best opening ODI batsman in World Cricket. 31 of his 33 centuries have been scored in the openers spot. Some of the times he destroyed the Australians in Sharjah, and all other bowlers was when he was opening.
He has said himself that he wants to open, as this allows himself to dictate terms, rather than terms having to dictate the way he plays. What do you all think?
Destructive Opener, or Mild Middle Order Player??
Personally the idea of a Sehwag-Sachin Opening ODI Duo, like we saw when England toured India was simply brilliant!