Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Indian Right Handed Bat
T20 WORLD CUP ALL TIME STATS
9 Mat
187 Runs
129.86 S/R
23.38 Avg
68 H/S

Personal Information

Date of Birth October 20, 1978
Nationality Indian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Role Opening Batsman/Right Hand Batsman
Family Aarti Ahlawat (Wife)

Most Recent Matches

Match R BF 4s 6s S/R O R W E/R
MC vs RL 34 26 4 1 130.77 0 0 0 0
VUP vs MC 35 23 6 0 152.17 0 0 0 0
VT vs CC 15 5 2 1 300.00 0 0 0 0
VT vs NN 27 18 6 0 150.00 0 0 0 0
BLK vs GG 27 20 3 1 135.00 0 0 0 0

Batting Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn R BF NO Avg S/R 100s 50s H 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 251 245 8273 7929 9 35.05 104.33 15 38 219 1132 136 93 0
TESTs 104 180 8586 10441 6 49.34 82.23 23 32 319 1233 91 91 0
T20Is 19 18 394 271 0 21.88 145.38 0 2 68 43 16 2 0
T20s 159 157 4061 2747 6 26.89 147.83 2 24 122 487 147 42 0
LISTAs 332 321 10454 0 14 34.05 0 16 57 219 0 0 120 0
FIRSTCLASS 194 321 14683 0 11 47.36 0 42 55 319 0 0 166 0

Bowling Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn O R W Avg E/R Best 5w 10w
ODIs 251 146 732 3853 96 40.13 5.26 4/6 0 0
TESTs 104 91 621.5 1894 40 47.35 3.04 5/118 1 0
T20Is 19 1 1 20 0 0 20.00 0 0 0
T20s 159 28 59.4 496 22 22.54 8.31 3/14 0 0
LISTAs 332 0 1001.3 5154 142 36.29 5.14 4/6 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 194 0 1435.4 4470 105 42.57 3.11 0 1 0

Virender Sehwag News

"It is the right decision to make him the captain" - Virender Sehwag on Shubman Gill being appointed India skipper for Zimbabwe series "It is the right decision to make him the captain" - Virender Sehwag on Shubman Gill being appointed India skipper for Zimbabwe series
"It is the right decision to make him the captain" - Virender Sehwag on Shubman Gill being appointed India skipper for Zimbabwe series
"Never seen better entertainment" - Virender Sehwag mighty impressed with Rohit Sharma's knock in ND vs AUS T20 World Cup Super 8 match "Never seen better entertainment" - Virender Sehwag mighty impressed with Rohit Sharma's knock in ND vs AUS T20 World Cup Super 8 match
"Never seen better entertainment" - Virender Sehwag mighty impressed with Rohit Sharma's knock in ND vs AUS T20 World Cup Super 8 match
"Just Bangladesh after all, don't know why they hype them" - Virender Sehwag after IND vs BAN T20 World Cup Super 8 match "Just Bangladesh after all, don't know why they hype them" - Virender Sehwag after IND vs BAN T20 World Cup Super 8 match
"Just Bangladesh after all, don't know why they hype them" - Virender Sehwag after IND vs BAN T20 World Cup Super 8 match 
"He probably knows nothing about respect or giving respect to others" - Imrul Kayes hits out at Sehwag over Shakib criticism during 2024 T20 WC "He probably knows nothing about respect or giving respect to others" - Imrul Kayes hits out at Sehwag over Shakib criticism during 2024 T20 WC
"He probably knows nothing about respect or giving respect to others" - Imrul Kayes hits out at Sehwag over Shakib criticism during 2024 T20 WC
"There's nothing to answer for anyone" - Shakib Al Hasan responds to Virender Sehwag's criticism after match-winning performance in BAN vs NED clash "There's nothing to answer for anyone" - Shakib Al Hasan responds to Virender Sehwag's criticism after match-winning performance in BAN vs NED clash
"There's nothing to answer for anyone" - Shakib Al Hasan responds to Virender Sehwag's criticism after match-winning performance in BAN vs NED clash

Virender Sehwag Videos

Should Team India have ‘Bharat’ on their World Cup Jersey? Sreesanth Answers | Sehwag | WC 2023
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Should Team India have ‘Bharat’ on their World Cup Jersey? Sreesanth Answers | Sehwag | WC 2023
KOHLI ने टेस्ट में किया बड़ा कमाल... एक और बेमिसाल रिकॉर्ड किया अपने नाम | IND VS WI
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KOHLI ने टेस्ट में किया बड़ा कमाल... एक और बेमिसाल रिकॉर्ड किया अपने नाम | IND VS WI
‘Eat Duck for Dinner’- 10 Weirdest Superstitions of Cricketers| Dhoni |Sachin Tendulkar| Steve Smith
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‘Eat Duck for Dinner’- 10 Weirdest Superstitions of Cricketers| Dhoni |Sachin Tendulkar| Steve Smith
Virender Sehwag ने ठुकराया Chief Selector का पद! जानिए क्या हैं 3 बड़ी वजह 
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Virender Sehwag ने ठुकराया Chief Selector का पद! जानिए क्या हैं 3 बड़ी वजह 
David Warner ने Sehwag को पछाड़ा... इस लिस्ट में सहवाग को नीचे गिराया | ENG VS AUS Ashes 
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David Warner ने Sehwag को पछाड़ा... इस लिस्ट में सहवाग को नीचे गिराया | ENG VS AUS Ashes 

Virender Sehwag: A Brief Biography

Virender Sehwag Stats


Batting Stats

-Tests ODIs T20Is IPL
Matches10425119104
Innings18024518104
Not-outs6905
Runs858682733942728
Highest Score31921968122
Average49.3435.0521.8827.56
Balls Faced1044179292711755
Strike Rate82.23104.33145.38155.44
2006100
100231502
503238216
4s1233113243334
6s9113616106
Catches9193234

Virender Sehwag Biography


Born in the suburbs of Delhi, Virender Sehwag has very elegantly paved his way to being called one of the best batsman the world has seen.

From his uncanny resemblance to Sachin Tendulkar’s style of play and build, Sehwag developed an invincible ability to hit the ball out of the pitch using minimal amount of balls and thoughtful footwork.

He is a right-handed batsman and a right arm off break bowler whose strong upper cutting and square cutting has often be cited by commentators.


Major teams he played for include the Indian national team, Asia XI, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, India Blue, Kings XI Punjab, Leicestershire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI - presently still active in Delhi, Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab..

Childhood

With no connections to the world of cricket, what sparked his love for batting was a toy bat he received as a gift when he was around seven months old.


Although his parents initially discouraged his ambitions in cricket, his constant pestering changed their minds to a point that they became his supporters.

In the making

During his graduation, Sehwag played his top game and was awarded a chance to play for the North Zone cricket team for Duleep trophy in 1997-1998.

After a successful series of matches, he played for the India U-19 team in the series against South Africa where his excellent stats earned him a place in the Indian national team.

Unfortunately, his ODI debut (in April, 1999) had not been up to the mark when he was sent off the pitch after scoring just 1 run. He had also conceded 35 runs in 3 overs in the same game. After such a discouraging performance, he was not given another chance to play for India for the next 20 months.

His subsequent matches had been unexceptional as well, considering his performance in the beginning of the 2007 World Cup.

Sehwag made his Test debut in late 2001 against South Africa. He scored 105 for the team despite their loss.

Entering the major league

His emergence to greatness was when he scored 114 runs off 87 balls against Bermuda, leading India to a victory, which in fact, had been the only match India won in the 2007 World Cup.

In due course, his performance graph climbed whilst he bagged extraordinary awards and broke records making his a name that would eventually be chanted during cricket matches.

Achievements

Some of his remarkable achievements include fastest to score 150, 200, 250 and 300 runs in test innings, and fastest to reach the 150 and 200 marks in the ODIs.

He was presented with the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award twice - in 2008 and 2009 and is the only Indian to receive the honour.


Following retirement

Virender Sehwag announced his retirement from the international cricket after he was out of the team for about two years.

However, he still manages to stay in the news in relevance to his school ‘Sehwag International School’, 22 students from which have succeeded on either national or international level in sports.


All in all, Virender “Viru” Sehwag remains an integral part of Indian cricket, a funny Twitterati with the right amount of sass and a personality that has undoubtedly made India stand proud at the world stage.

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