Virender Sehwag, who was once one of the best players in the Indian cricket team has his birthday today.
Today, he has turned 42. All people who love cricket will definitely know who Virender Sehwag is.
The style with which he played was very famous at that time. After him, the role of opener batsman in Test cricket changed completely.
While playing Virender Sehwag had a simple idea in his mind. This idea was to see the ball and hit the ball.
About Virender Sehwag
When Virender Sehwag made his debut in cricket he became famous in very little time. He was at that time being compared to legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
He was also known for scoring as fast as possible. And at the same time, he scored two triple centuries in the test cricket too.
Virender Sehwag was the first Indian to score 300 in a test match. In 2003 he did this and he did this by hitting a six.
Another time when he scored 300, it was known for the quickest 300. And till now, he has a record of 319 runs that no one has been able to beat. He scored these runs against South Africa.
He retired from cricket in 2015 after winning T20 World Cup in 2008. And ODI World Cup in 2011.
Facts of this well-known cricketer are listed below:
- The father of Sehwag stopped him from playing cricket. This was because he broke his tooth in his early days. But his mother asked him to play.
- He made his debut in 1998 in the month of February. In this match, he didn’t bat but he bowled. And he took the wicket of former India cricketer WV Raman.
- In the 2nd first-class match he scored 147 runs on 118 balls. This was after he came to bat at number 7. After this, he was named in the list of 1999 World Cup probable.
- He made his debut in India against Pakistan in 1999 in the month of April.
- Sehwag made his India debut against Pakistan in April 1999 and after playing in the middle order for the first 11 ODIs, he was promoted to open the inning in the 12th match. And soon smashed a 70-ball century.
- In November 2001, Sehwag made his Test debut against South Africa in Bloemfontein and scored a hundred in the first innings and 31 in the second.
- The promotion to open the inning in Test came soon enough and he responded with a 96-ball 84 at Lord’s and 106 at Trent Bridge.
- During India’s historic tour of Pakistan, Sehwag created history in Multan by becoming the first-ever India batsman to hit a triple-century in Test cricket. He scored 309 and it helped India to an inning win.
- Sehwag set up India’s famous win over England in the Chennai Test of 2008. He blazed away to a 68-ball 83 set the ball rolling before Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbeaten helped India chase down 387.
- With six double-centuries in Test cricket, Sehwag is second on the list of most such scores by an Indian after Virat Kohli who has seven. He also became the second-ever male cricketer to score a double-century in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar.
- Sehwag scored 8586 runs in 104 Tests including 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries. In 251 ODIs, he scored 8273 runs including 15 hundred and 38 fifties. He also played 19 T20Is and scored 394 runs in them including two half-centuries