Jeevan Sharma, Virender Sehwag's clone wants to cash in on India dasher's one-day double ton
Virender Sehwag clone, Jeevan Sharma is hoping to cash in further after his hero's double ton in the fourth one-day international against West Indies at Indore on Thursday.
Duplicate viru: Sehwag's clone Jeevan Sharma. Pic/MiD-DAY Archives
Through his splendid 219, Sehwag became only the second player in the history of one-day international cricket to notch up a double century. Sachin Tendulkar was the first to do it -- against South Africa in Gwalior last year. "I have worked as Sehwag's duplicate in many ad films. Producers have also approached me to copy him in comedy and stage shows as well as on television. I hope this feat opens a window of opportunity for me. I am expecting more producers to approach me to work as Sehwag," Sharma told MiD DAY.
"Sehwag's big knocks have always come as a blessing to me in financial crises," added the 33-year-old from Mumbai. I owe everything to Sehwag's face. What I am now is because of him. Whenever he scores big, I get a lot of appreciation in return."
Waiting for the hero
Sharma, who last met Sehwag before the World Cup earlier this year, is hoping to meet his hero soon. "I am eagerly waiting to congratulate him for his double ton," he said.
Now that Sehwag is right on top of the list of individual scorers in ODI cricket, Sharma is confident that the Delhi Dasher will aim to surpass Brian Lara's record 400 runs in a Test innings. "Considering the pace in he scores his runs, I am certain that he will soon break Lara's Test record soon," he said.