Virender Sehwag is A Well-Known Indian Cricket Player. Cricket fans affectionately call him Veeru. Virender Sehwag used to rule in everyone’s hearts with his aggressive opening batting. Due to his talent, he is also known as “Nawab of Najafgarh” and “Zen Master of Modern Cricket.” While playing cricket, he used to bat with the right hand, but he also did off-spin bowling with the right hand in times of need. Virender Sehwag has made a wonderful career in the history of his cricket. He knew every strength and weakness of his opposing team. In addition, he has the perfect amalgamation of courage, strength, skill, and clarity of vision.
Birth And Family Of Virender Sehwag
Born on 20 October 1978 in Haryana, Virender Sehwag is the third child among the 4 children of his parents. The family of Virender Sehwag is Jatt. His elder two sisters are named Anju and Manju, and his younger brother is Vinod. His father’s name is Kishan Sehwag, and his mother’s name is Krishna Sehwag. The name of Sehwag’s wife is Aarti Ahlawat Sehwag. Their children’s names are Aryavir Sehwag and Vedant Sehwag.
The story of Sehwag’s childhood is very captivating. According to Sehwag’s father, he started playing cricket at 7 when he was given a toy bat. Sehwag’s father banned him from playing cricket at 12 because he broke his teeth while playing cricket. But this ban was lifted due to his love for cricket. In this way, cricket became a part of his life in the life of Virender Sehwag.
Due to his playing style, Sehwag was initially typecast as a limited-overs specialist. Virender Sehwag had to wait for 2 years to play Test matches after his ODI debut. When he initially came into the scene after some moderate performances, Sehwag scored a century off 69 balls to open the innings against New Zealand in his 15th ODI. In this way, Virender Sehwag became a force to be reckoned with in the whole world on the strength of his talent.
When Virender Sehwag Is In Field
Former West Indies cricketer Vivian Richard said that Virender Sehwag is such a batsman of India, in front of whom every bowler in the world fears. When Sehwag was in his form, no bowler dared to stand in front of him. As soon as he entered the field, he dominated the bowlers from the beginning with his batting. Virender Sehwag, who destroyed any bowler attack, used to make a good start for the Indian team when he came to the field to play the innings. As long as he was present at the crease, he was on the forehead of his opponents.
Virender Sehwag played his first international match in 1999 and against Pakistan. His performance was not that good during this match. He scored only one run while batting and gave 35 runs while bowling in an over. After this, Sehwag was not included in the Indian team for a long time after this bad luck. Then after this, Sehwag was again included in the team in the next year’s home series against Zimbabwe in December 2000. Virender Sehwag scored the first half-century in the 2001 series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sehwag proved his mettle during the same series by scoring a century off 69 balls against New Zealand.
Matches and Records
Virender Sehwag has played 228 ODI matches in his cricket career, in which he has scored 13 centuries and 36 half-centuries. With the help of this century and a half-century, he has scored 7380 runs. He has been more successful in the Test match, even though he is suited to the ODI match. He has played 72 Test matches in his time in which he has scored 6248 runs, including a century and 19 half-centuries. Sehwag, who scored a triple century for India in a Test match, shared a 410-run partnership with Rahul Dravid. Virender Sehwag’s highest score in ODIs was 219 runs which was a world record at that time. Rohit Sharma has broken this record of his by scoring 264 runs. He is the only cricketer who has scored two triple centuries in Test matches and took five wickets in an innings.
- Virender Sehwag was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2002.
- In 2008, he was awarded the honor of “Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World” for his brilliant performance.
- In 2009, he again received the honor of “Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World” for his outstanding performance.
- He received the “ESPN Cricinfo Award” as The Best Cricketer in 2011.