Virender Sehwag was born on 20 October 1978, lovingly well-known as Viru, the Nawab of Najafgarh, or the Zen master of present cricket, is one of the leading batsmen in the Indian cricket side. Sehwag is an insistent right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test cricket squad in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be privileged as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, consequently becoming the first player of any nationality to maintain the award for 2009.
Sehwag holds various records counting the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319), which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls) as well as the fastest 250 by any batsman (in 207 balls in opposition to Sri Lanka on 3 December 2009 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai). Sehwag also holds the difference of being one of four batsmen in the world to have ever outshined 300 twice in Test cricket, and the only one to score two triple centuries and take a five-wicket innings pull. In March 2009, Sehwag smashed the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, from 60 balls.
Sehwag was appointed as vice-captain of the Indian squad under Rahul Dravid in October 2005 but due to poor form, he was later on replaced by V. V. S. Laxman in December 2006 as Test vice-captain. In January 2007, Sehwag was dropped from the ODI squad and afterward from the Test squad as well. For the duration of his term as vice-captain, Sehwag skippered the squad in place of injured Dravid in 2 ODIs and 1 Test. subsequent his return to form in 2008 and the giving up work of Anil Kumble, Sehwag has been reappointed as the vice-captain for in cooperation Tests and ODIs. By untimely 2009, Sehwag had reestablished himself as one of the finest performing batsmen in ODI cricket.
Early LifeVirender Sehwag was born on the 20th of October 1978 at New Delhi in a commerce family. He developed a liking for the match of Cricket at reasonably an early on age, and received his teaching at Arora Vidya School in Delhi where he started learning to participate in Cricket fatally under the administration of his instructor A.NSharma. He started playing for the Delhi Cricket team in the year 1997-98, and played for North Zone in the Duleep Trophy competition in the year 1998-99. In the year 1999 he was elected for the National Under-19 Cricket squad of India, and was chosen for the National Cricket squad 2 years afterward.
One Day International (ODI) Debut
The One Day International (ODI) Cricket career of Virender Sehwag began with an ODI game in opposition to Pakistan played in Chandigarh on 1st of April 1999, even though he just faced 2 balls by Shoaib Akhtar and got LBW out after attaining a single run. In this game. 2 years later, he scored 58 runs off 54 balls in an ODI game in opposition to Australia played in Bangalore to win his first Man of the Match award. He also took 3 wickets, giving away 59 runs in this game.
Sehwag debuted in Test Cricket with a Test game in opposition to South Africa played at Bloemfontein on 3rd of November 2001. He played a remarkable 105 runs in the first innings and 31 runs in the second innings of the game, even though he took no wickets and gave away 22 runs in the game.
He is known for making enormous scores, and the last 11 centuries he has scored have been over 150 runs, flouting Sir Donald Bradman's record of scoring 7 centuries further than 150 runs in a row.
Overall PerformanceIn his overall Test Cricket career till April 2009, Sehwag has played 69 Test matches and has attained 5757 runs including 15 centuries and 18 half-centuries with a standard of 50.06 runs and a maximum attain of 319 runs. He also took 29 wickets in these games giving away 1265 runs, with a standard of 43.62 runs.
Sehwag has also played 205 One Day International (ODI) contests, and has attained 6592 runs in these matches with a standard of 34.33 runs and a highest gain of 130 runs. He has managed to seize 84 wickets in ODI matches, giving away 3531 runs at a standard of 40.58 runs.
Delhi Daredevils Captaincy
Virender Sehwag has been leading the Delhi Daredevils side in the Indian Premiere League 2009, as he was the skipper of the squad last year too. Beneath his leadership, Delhi Daredevils have defeated Kings XI Punjab in the Twenty 20 game played on 19th of April 2009 at Cape Town by 10 wickets. Owing to rains, the target for Delhi Daredevils had been restricted to 54 runs from 6 overs, and they talented it in 4.5 overs. Sehwag added by scoring 38 runs (Not Out) off just 16 balls to get his squad the conquest in its first IPL game in the year 2009.
Personal lifeSehwag wedded Aarti Ahlawat in April 2004 under profound security cover in a generally publicised wedding hosted by Arun Jaitley, the then Union law minister of India, at his dwelling. The couple has a son, Aryavir, born on 18 October 2007.
Sehwag is lovingly referred to in the media as the Nawab of Najafgarh, Najafgarh being his residence locality in Delhi. An all-time vegetarian, Sehwag owns a vegetarian eatery, Sehwag Favourites, which opened in late 2005 at the Fun Republic Cineplex in Delhi, subsequent in the footsteps of his role model Sachin Tendulkar. The mainstream of the products on the menu are named after cricketing themes associated to his memorable innings, such as Multan Ke Sultan Ki Tikdi, denotation dish for three persons, which alludes to his triple century in Multan and is priced at 309 rupees. There are plans to get bigger the chain across India with a second passage already planned in Ludhiana. Sehwag does aid work for UNICEF.
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