Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Every cricket crazy fan gets excited to watch explosive Indian opener Virender Sehwag carting the opposition bowlers to all parts of the park. The swashbuckling batter used to create havoc in the opposition ranks with his unorthodox style of batting during his playing days. Even in Test cricket, Viru used to attack fearsome fast bowlers from the very first ball which made him the most dangerous player. Now, there is good news for the fans as Sehwag’s son Aaryavir has stepped into professional cricket.

The junior Sehwag has been selected in Delhi’s U-16 squad for the Vijay Merchant Trophy. A video clip of the 15-year-old lofting and driving throwdowns at the nets has gone viral on social media platforms.

While batting, Aaryavir revealed tiny glimpses of his legendary father Sehwag’s swashbuckling hitting skills.

In the video clip posted on Aaryavir’s Instagram account, the teenager is seen standing in front of throwdowns. The first shot he played is straight out of the senior Sehwag’s batting book-- a clean swing of the bat with little foot movement. However, it is evident in the video that the younger Sehwag has his own unique style of approaching the cricket ball.

Sehwag’s longtime teammate from Delhi Mithun Manhas makes a brief appearance as one of the throwers, suggesting the video might have been taken during the Legends League Cricket league this year. While Sehwag played for Gujarat Giants, Manhas was an assistant coach.