Happy Birthday Virendra Sehwag - The Nawab Of Najafgarh

 Happy Birthday Virendra Sehwag - The Nawab Of Najafgarh

Cricket is a sport that is loved by every Indian and is played in every small locality of every city of India. And cricketers are loved all over as well and one of those cricketers is Virendra Sehwag, one of the finest Indian batsmen, who is fondly known as Veeru.

Born in Delhi, Virender Sehwag is one of the greatest batsmen in the world. He was a very aggressive opener for the Indian team in many matches. Sehwag has played matches for the Indian National team, Asia XI, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, Kings XI Punjab, and many others in the 15 years of his professional life.

Name: Virendra Sehwag
Nickname: Viru
Meaning of Name: Leader of Heroes
Decorate Name: Najafgarh ke Nawab, Zen Master of Modern Cricket, Multa ka Sulta
DOB: 20 October 1978
Age: 42 years
Birthplace: Haryana
Nationality: Indian
Father's Name: Kishan Sehwag
Mother's Name: Krishna Sehwag
Marital Status: Married
Coach: AN Sharma (Vikaspuri Cricket Center)
Batting Style: Right-Hand Batsmen

Career Highlights
1. He played his first ODI on 1 April 1999 and his last on 3 January 2013.
2. He played his first T20 match on 1 December 2006 and his last on 2 October 2012.
3. He played his first Test match on 3 November 2001 and his last on 5 March 2013.

Record Highlights
1. In 2004, he became the first Indian batsman to hit a triple-century. 
2. He is the second-ever male cricketer to score a double-century in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar.
3. He has six double-centuries in Test cricket and is second on the list of most such scores by an Indian, the first is Virat Kohli with seven.
4. In the Chennai Test match against South Africa in 2008, Sehwag scored the quickest triple-hundred in 278 balls.
5. In March 2009, Sehwag became the fastest Indian to score a hundred in an ODI which was later broken by Virat Kohli.

Scores Highlights
1. Sehwag scored 8586 runs in 104 Tests including 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries.
2. He has played 251 ODIs and scored 8273 runs including 15 hundreds and 38 fifties.
3. He also played 19 T20Is and scored 394 runs including two half-centuries.

Career Awards
He received Arjuna Award in 2002.
He was given the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World Award in 2008 and 2009.
In 2010, he won the ICC Test Player of the Year Award.
In 2010, he was awarded the Padmashri Award.

He became the first-ever brand ambassador of Italian sportswear maker Fila in India. Sehwag's name is also included in the list of 10 richest cricketers. In 2006, he opened a vegetarian restaurant named Sehwag’s Favorites. 

He played his last international match against Pakistan on 3 January 2013. And in 2015, he announced his retirement after playing cricket professionally for over a decade. And after retirement, Sehwag opened his own international school in Haryana and also does cricket commentary.

He is also quite active on Twitter, showing off his goofy personality which the fans love. Here are some of our favorites!

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