Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag Quick Look
Profession Cricketer
Role Batsman
Date of Birth October 20, 1978
Zodiac Sign Libra
Birth Place Delhi, India
Nationality Indian

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is a retired Indian cricketer who has played in the national team of India as an opening batsman. He used to bat right-handed and occasionally bowled right-arm off-break.

  • Virender Sehwag’s height is around 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm.
  • Sehwag is affectionately called Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh, and even Sultan of Multan.
  • On April 1, 1999, he played his debut international cricket match, which was an ODI match against Pakistan.
  • He has represented India in all the 3 formats of cricket – Test, ODI, and T20I.
  • He was born in the Jat family of a grain merchant.
  • Sehwag was raised in a joint family with 16 cousins.
  • In April 2009, Sehwag was honored to be the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World. He became the first Indian cricketer to achieve this honor.
  • He has scored 300 plus runs in Test cricket twice. Only 3 other players have done so apart from him in Test cricket.
  • Virender Sehwag has scored the world’s fastest triple century in Test cricket, reached 300 runs in 278 balls (overall scored 319 against┬áSouth Africa).
  • He has played with cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh.
  • In 2010, he received the Padma Shree award.


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