Virender Sehwag became only the third batsman in the Test cricket world to be stumped on a score of 99. Yes, with the team looking to chase down a target of 642, Sehwag made the cardinal error of dancing down the track to a bowler who was bowling for the first time in the day and in the process, missing the ball and getting stumped.
It is a wonder that Sehwag has even got away doing this before. However, there is a difference between what he usually does when he is in the 90s (or 190s or 290s!) and in this game. On other occasions, he has had the measure of the bowler and hence realises what he is bowling. In this case, it was Suraj Randiv’s first ball of the day and he had bowled only three overs earlier.
This had happened in the 2008 edition of the Asia Cup as well when Sehwag had started off well in the final and looked like taking the game away from the opposition. Ajantha Mendis came on for his first ball and Sehwag tried to hit him out of the park and was stumped.
As it is seen here, he does not seem to learn!