9. Virender Sehwag, 201 Vs Srilanka, Galle, 2008
Few people might remember but it was Virender Sehwag who first broke the myth of mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis. Not to say that he had it all sorted from the game one, but Sehwag’s simple approach to the game and add to that his bravado nature batting, he was the first player, surprisingly in a line up overflowing with experienced pros and legends, who took on Ajantha Mendis and showed the world what exactly was his take on the new spinner in town. On a day where others were finding it impossible to score a single, let alone hit a boundary, Sehwag it seemed was playing with a different set of bowlers. He milked Muralitharan through covers against his ferocious turn,charged to Chaminda Vaas and Mendis was neither spared, clobbered over wide long-on for six. In an innings with the next best score of 56, Sehwag scored a double century,also carrying his bat through to the innings,thus remaining Not out. That India won the game must have made the knock sweeter for this Delhi-lad.