"I wanted to score 400 and break Brian Lara's record. I was not out on 309 against South Africa but I got out for 319 the next day. That will remain regret," Sehwag said. He revealed he would gift his sons a Ferrari if any of them broke his record 319 someday. Sehwag recounted his struggles in the early days before he became a star and expressed his gratitude to his friends, who helped him back then. Sehwag was presented with a silver memorial tablet on the occasion.
The BCCI has sent an official mail to the DDCA yesterday intimating them about the decision to commemorate the batsman but Sehwag's home state association for 17 years decided to stay away from the celebrations as of now. However, Sehwag has represented India in 104 Tests and 251 ODIs and has scored 16,859 runs in total. He was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2015.