|Virender Sehwag Quick Look|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1978|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
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 South Africa).
- He has played with cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh.
- In 2010, he received the Padma Shree award.