Virender Sehwag Biography

Virender Sehwag was born on 20 October 1978 in Delhi, India. He is currently one of the leading Indian batsmen in the Indian cricket team. He was born into a Jatt family from Haryana, which later settled down in the Najafgarh locality of Delhi. He went to school in Delhi. Sehwag is an occasional right-arm off-spin bowler but an aggressive right-handed opening batsman. He is often known as Viru or the Prince of Najafgarh. He joined the Indian Test cricket team in 2001. Before that, he played his first One Day International in 1999. He performed outstandingly in 2008 and was honoured for it as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World. He holds many records including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319), the fastest triple century, and so on. He has scored more than 300 runs twice in Test cricket. In an ODI in March 2009, Sehwag made the fastest century ever scored by an Indian. VIRENDER-SEHWAG-WALLPAPER In October 2005, Sehwag became vice-captain of the Indian team under Rahul Dravid . in 2008, after Anil Kumble’s retirement he was once again appointed as vice captain for the Tests and ODIs. By early 2009, Sehwag was once again one of the best performing batsmen in ODI cricket. Childhood and Career Sehwag went to Arora Vidya School in Delhi. He pleaded with his parents to let him play cricket as that was his passion. In the 1997-1998 first class cricket season, Sehwag made his debut by playing for Delhi. In the following season, he was selected to the North Zone cricket team for the Duleep Trophy. He batted very well and was thus included in the under 19 team which toured South Africa. The selectors noted his consistently good performance and he soon became a member of the national team in 2001. Although his international career had started, he carried on playing for Delhi and captained North Zone to victory in 2004-05 and 2005-2006. He also played for Leicestershire in county cricket, but had to pull out due to a back injury. Sehwag showed good batting performance against Australia in Bangalore and helped India to win. He was awarded his first Man of the Match award. Sehwag had his breakthrough in Sri Lanka in August 2001 when he was promoted to the opening batsman for the tri-series which also included New Zealand. This opportunity arose because Sachin Tendulkar was absent due to a foot injury. He scored a quick century and was awarded Man of the Match. In the in the India-England ODI Series in January 2002 Sehwag was once again the opener. In the test at Kanpur, he scored fast and led India to victory. In the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka, he displayed two brilliant knocks and won Man of the Match awards. Sehwag wallpaper In 2002, his centuries helped India defeat West Indies at Rajkot. In March 2009, he scored a fast century against New Zealand in an ODI. India won the series. Sehwag’s style of play is quite similar to Tendulkar’s. He cuts or drives spinners inside out. Square and upper cuts are his favorite shots. He often strikes the ball in the air and risks dismissals. He is often noted for his attacking aggressive style of batting. Personal Life Sehwag is married to Aarti and has son named Aryavir. Sehwag is a pure vegetarian and owns few few restaurants. He also does charity work for the UNICEF.

About Virender Sehwag

Name : Virender Sehwag Nick Name : Viru, Prince of Najafgarh Birth Date : 20 October 1978 Zodiac Sign : Libra Birth Place : Delhi Profession : Cricketer Sex : Male Nationality : Indian Height : 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Education : Attended school in Delhi Batting style: Right-hand bat Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak Major teams – India, Asia XI, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, India Blue, Leicestershire, Rajasthan Cricket Association President’s XI Information about Sehwag’s Family Father :Sri Krishan Mother :Smt Krishna Wife : Aarti Ahlawat Children : Son, Aryavir Brother : Vinod Sisters : Anju and Manju


Records are meant to be broken if you are talking about Virender Sehwag.He has broken many records and this goes on and on. As of February 2010, Virender Sehwag holds following records Test Match Records Sehwag has scored the fastest 250 in Test cricket in terms of balls faced. Sehwag has scored most Test runs in a single day by an Indian.He made 284 in a day against Sri Lanka. Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket. He is the third batsman in the history of Test cricket to score two triple centuries, alongside Sir Donald Bradman and Brian Lara. Sehwag is the only Indian who has scored six double centuries in Tests. Sehwag holds the record of highest score by an Indian batsman in Test cricket. He first achieved this when he scored 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004, and bettered his previous record in March 2008 at Chennai against South Africa by scoring 319. Sehwag holds the record of fastest triple century in Tests by any cricketer. He achieved it against South Africa off 278 balls. Sehwag is one of the only five players to have scored more test hundreds than test fifties. Sehwag holds the record of of being the first person in the history of test cricket who has hit two triple centuries and took five wickets in a Test innings.


One-Day Internationals Records virendar sehwag scored double century – 219 runs off 149 balls.He become the second man to score double century and the first man to score highest runs in One Day Cricket. Sehwag has scored the fastest century in ODI cricket by an Indian – 100 runs off 60 balls against New Zealand in 2009.

Sehwag has scored second fastest ODI 50 [ in 22 balls] by an Indian against Kenya in 2001.

Career Statistics Virender Sehwag

As on 26 December 2011, Virender Sehwag ’s career stats are as follow Batting Stats

Tests ODIs T20Is First-Class Twenty20
Matches 93 240 14 157 80
Innings 161 234 13 262 79
Not Out 6 9 0 10 4
Runs 8054 8025 313 12559 2099
High Score 319 219 68 319 119
Average 51.96 35.66 24.07 49.83 27.98
Strike Rate 82.08 104.62 153.43 159.01
100’s 22 15 0 36 1
50’ 31 37 2 49 13
Catches 73 87 1 132 19

Bowling Stats

Tests ODIs T20Is First-Class Twenty20
Matches 93 240 14 157 80
Innings 86 140 1 22
Balls 3435 4230 6 8174 316
Runs 1739 3716 20 4239 424
Wickets 39 92 0 104 22
BBI 5/104 4/6 5/104 3/14
BBM 5/118 4/6 3/14
Average 44.58 40.39 40.75 19.27
Economy 3.03 5.27 20.00 3.11 8.05
Strike Rate 88.0 45.9 78.5 14.3
5w 1 0 0 1 0
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