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Virendra Sehwag

Virendra Sehwag

Sehwag was born on 20, 1978(37 years), in Delhi. He is an aggressive right-handed batsman and a part-time right-arm spin bowler, he played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test team in 2001. He is an opening batsman.

Virendra SehwagCAREER

VIRENDRA SEHWAG ODI CAREER-

He played  his ODI debut vs Pakistan on Apr 01, 1999 in Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. His career was started poorly as Shoaib took his wicket very early, he scored 1 run only, also his bowling performance was not good he gave 35 runs in just 3 overs. As  a result he didn’t get chance in India team for next 20 months. He was not given another match until the series with Zimbabwe in December 2000. In March 2001 Sehwag scored 58 off 54 balls, against Australia in Bangalore and  took three wickets and  helped India to win and was awarded his first man of the match award.

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Virendra SehwagThe turning point of Sehwag’s career was in Sri Lanka 2001 in a tri-series along with New Zealand when he was sent to open as Sachin Tendulkar was facing injury, he scored a century just in 69 balls which third fastest century at that time.

Virendra Sehwag
Man of the match India’s Sachin Tendulkar, third from left, stands amongst West Indies players Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, foreground left, Mahendra Nagamootoo, second from foreground left, and teammate Virendra Sehwag, right, at the prize distribution ceremony at the Eden Gardens, Calcutta, India, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002. Though the 3rd test ended draw, India won the series by 2-0. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

He played 251 matches and 245 innings in which he scored 8273 runs having a strike rate of 104.33 and an average of 35.05.His highest score in ODI is 219 off only 149 balls against West Indies at Indore and this is the 2nd highest ODI individual score till date.

VIRENDRA SEHWAG TEST CAREER

COUVA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: India Cricketer Virendra Sehwag (L) Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh (R) warm up during the training session in Couva in Trinidad and Tobago, 14 March 2007. India will play its first Group Stage match against Bangladesh at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain on 17 March. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
COUVA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: India Cricketer Virendra Sehwag (L) Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh (R) warm up during the training session in Couva in Trinidad and Tobago, 14 March 2007. India will play its first Group Stage match against Bangladesh at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on 17 March. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Sehwag played his first test debut vs South Africa at Bloemfontein on November 6, 2001, and scored a ton in his debut match.In 2004, he became the only Indian to score the triple century in the test, he scored 309 against Pakistan in Multan and made a total of 675 , highest total score ever against Pakistan. In April e 2008 he scored his

He played 104 tests matches and 180 innings in which he scored 8586 runs with a strike rate of 82.23  and aa average of 49.34.His highest score in the test is 319 against at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.He is only Indian batsman to score a triple-century.

VIRENDRA SEHWAG AWARDS

He got

-Arjuna Award  in 2002

-Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2008, 2009

-ICC Test Player of the Year 2010

-Padma Shree in 2010

VIRENDRA SEHWAG INTERNATIONAL RECORDS

Virendra SehwagHe is the only batsman in the history to score above 7500 runs in both Tests & ODIs as an opener.

He has scored fastest Test triple century in terms of number of balls faced

Has scored second fastest double century in ODI.

He has most triple centuries in Tests. Sehwag  shares this record with Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle  all of  them have scored two triple hundreds

He has a Second highest number of 250-plus Test.

He is the second fastest player to reach 7000 runs in Test match.

He has scored 284 runs in a single day which is third highest Test runs in a day.

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  1. Multan ka Sultan, the Great Virendra Sehwag.. I am fan of Veeru

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