Virendra Sehwag (English: Virender Sehwag, born: 20 October 1978, Haryana) is an Indian cricketer.
He is a right-handed aggressive opener but can also bowl off-spin bowling with the right-hand when needed.
In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be awarded the title of “Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year”. He won the title again the following year as well.
Sehwag was born on 20 October 1978 in a Jat family in Haryana. Sehwag is the third child of four children of his parents.
Manju and Anju are two sisters older than Sehwag while Vinod is the younger one.
When Veeru reached home at the age of twelve when he broke his teeth during cricket, his father banned him from playing cricket.
After that, cricket remained like his first love for his life. However, it is a different matter that in 2004 he married a girl named Aarti and has two sons with her.
Sehwag gives a very quick start to the Indian team and dominates the bowlers from the very beginning.
As long as Sehwag stays at the crease, the fear of his presence on the forehead of the opponents can be clearly seen.
In this match, Sehwag went on to score one run and gave away 35 runs in three overs during bowling.
Sehwag was again included in the team in the home series against Zimbabwe in December 2000.
In August 2001, Sehwag made his first fifty in a career in the tri-series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
In this series, Sehwag presented his skill set by hitting a century from New Zealand against 69 balls.
Sehwag, the record holder for India’s triple century in Test cricket, has so far scored 7380 runs in 228 ODIs with the help of 13 centuries and 36 half-centuries.
His ODI batting average is 34.65. His highest score in ODIs is 219 runs.
Sehwag’s name is also the record for the greatest partnership for the first wicket in Test cricket.
His highest score in ODIs is 219 runs. Which was a world record? Which was later broken by Rohit Sharma with 264 runs.
After Sir Donald Bradman and Brian Lara, Sehwag is the third batsman in the world to have scored a triple century in Test cricket.
He played only 278 balls to score 300 runs. Sehwag has the highest strike rate in the world with an average of over thirty.
Apart from this, he is the only cricketer in the world to score two triple centuries in Tests and also took five wickets in an innings.
n 2002, the Government of India honored him with the Arjuna Award. In addition, he was awarded “Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World” for his outstanding performance in 2008.
Sehwag won the award again in 2009. In 2011, he was also given the “ESPN Cricinfo Award” as the best cricketer