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Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Age 45IndiaINDIA
Right Handed Batsman

One of the many Indians who idolised Sachin Tendulkar, this man was really something special. Unreal hand-eye coordination, minimal foot movement and tremendous positive instinct were the things on which this legend based his game on. It was hard to differentiate him in the middle when he was sharing the crease with the Little Master.


There could be no Indian Test XI of all-time without Virender Sehwag featuring in it as an opener. This is the same player who was no where in contention for a place in the longest format. Sehwag could be the most important player post-2000 as he changed batting manuals completely with elan. This was on evidence specially during India’s two important Test tours against Australia and Pakistan in 2003/04 where he scored in huge number to effect a draw and a win respectively. Here was an opener who would attack bowlers from the word go. Sanath Jayasuriya had shown that in ODIs prior to him but in Tests it was Sehwag who gave the lie to all earlier conceptions of batting.


The result was six double centuries, highest by an Indian, including two triple centuries. It could safely be said that no batsman during that time won India as many Tests as Sehwag. He played several great knocks but one that comes to mind straightaway was his double century against Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan in Galle in 2008. While Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman had great difficulty facing them all through the series, Sehwag played them as if they were average bowlers. He played off spinners with ease and he also told his teammate Ravichandran Ashwin once that 'You know what, I don't think off-spinners are bowlers. They do not trouble me at all. I just find it easy smashing them'. That just speaks volumes of his dominating nature with the bat.


Sehwag, who had scored a ton on his Test debut in South Africa in 2001, was a part of the team that won the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup and played his role to perfection. The Nawab of Najafgarh retired from international cricket in 2015 and took up cricket commentary. “Viru” is very popular with fans in his new role for his humorous observations. He was appointed as the director (Cricket Operations) for Punjab in the 2017 Indian T20 League.

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Match Results

Virender Sehwag Statistics

Debut
India vs Pakistan on Apr 01, 1999
Last
India vs Pakistan on Jan 03, 2013
Debut
India vs South Africa on Nov 03, 2001
Last
India vs Australia on Mar 02, 2013
Debut
India vs South Africa on Dec 01, 2006
Last
India vs South Africa on Oct 02, 2012
Debut
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals on Apr 19, 2008
Last
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians on May 03, 2015

Virender Sehwag Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
2518273381535.05104.33
Highest Runs219
Balls Faced149
On DateDec 08, 11
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Virender Sehwag Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
2517329640.1345.755.26
Wickets Taken4
Runs6
On DateJun 16, 10
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Virender Sehwag Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
93012
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Virender Sehwag Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1048586322349.3482.23
Highest Runs319
Balls Faced304
On DateMar 26, 08
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Virender Sehwag Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
104621.54047.3593.273.04
Wickets Taken5
Runs104
On DateOct 29, 08
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Virender Sehwag Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
9101
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Virender Sehwag Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
193942021.88145.38
Highest Runs68
Balls Faced52
On DateSep 19, 07
AgainstEnglandENG

Virender Sehwag Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1910--20.00
Wickets Taken0
Runs20
On DateSep 22, 07
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Virender Sehwag Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
201
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Virender Sehwag Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
104272816227.55155.44
Highest Runs122
Balls Faced58
On DateMay 30, 14
AgainstChennai Super KingsCSK

Virender Sehwag Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
10422.4639.1622.6610.36
Wickets Taken2
Runs18
On DateApr 15, 10
AgainstChennai Super KingsCSK

Virender Sehwag Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3408
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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