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Virender Sehwag posts funny tweet on James Anderson's birthday

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James Anderson celebrates after dismissing Virender Sehwag in a Test match in 2011

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag seems to be carrying on his unique style of wishing cricketers around the world on social networking sites. The “Nawab of Najafgarh” sent his regards to English fast bowler James Anderson and referred to him as the most popular “Anderson” after he was an established player, before which the berth was held by popular Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson.

James, who turns 34 today, is currently busy with his teammates in the going Test series against Pakistan. The day before, he wished former Indian captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi in his usual way and also expressed his feelings when his former compatriot Harbhajan Singh became a father.

James Anderson is the highest wicket-taker for England in Tests with 458 scalps. He missed the first Test against Pakistan over fitness concerns but played the second Test.

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Virender Sehwag was known for his free flowing stroke play and his ability to crush opposition's bowling line-up. The other thing we know about him is the jovial side of him, and there were instances where he poked cricketers around the world. Earlier this month, he made a comment on Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal. “Main to nanha Sa, Munna Sa ,pyaara Sa bachha hoon. Ek chaat 4-4 bat. A great talent with the bat @Umar96Akmal," tweeted Sehwag.

During the All-Stars match last year in the United States of America, Sehwag was spotted singing Bollywood songs while batting. He enjoyed a glorious International career having played 104 Tests and 251 ODIs. Back in 2004, during India’s tour of Pakistan, the right-hander became the first only Indian player to score a Triple-century and also holds the record for maximum Triple-tons in Tests along with Sir Donald Bradman Chris Gayle and Brian Lara, with two each.

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His 219 in Indore against West Indies was once the highest individual score in ODIs, which is now held by his countryman Rohit Sharma. The most memorable incident of his career is arguably the six which he hit to bring up his Triple century in Multan. It shows his style of play which he stuck to for his entire career.

Sehwag is a pure entertainer on and now is doing the same off the field as well thanks to his social media exploits. 

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