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Virender Sehwag receives a four-step recipe from Ranbir Kapoor in the latest Pepsi TV commercial:

Upar se aane ka,

Neeche dabaane ka,

Peeche uthaane ka,

Haaa, haaa, haaa!

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One of the great charms of cricket is its anecdotes and surely Virender Sehwag, an icon of batting at its simplest, features in one of the greatest?

Playing for Leicestershire against Middlesex, Sehwag found Abdul Razzaq revere-swining the ball alarmingly. He called his batting partner Jeremy Snape and said he had a plan.

“We must lose this ball,” Sehwag said matter of factly.

Next ball, Viru smashed the ball clean out of the ground. The ball was lost. The replacement ball would, obviously, not reverse right away.

“We’re all right for one hour,” he told the non-striker, who told Warne.

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