Last Updated: 09 Oct, 2023 | Views: 386
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Cricketer
Famous For: Former Indian International Cricketer
Higher Education: Graduate
Net Worth: $40 Million
Virender Sehwag is a former cricketer from India. He was India's representative from 1999 to 2013. He represented Delhi and Haryana in domestic cricket matches in India. His entire playing career was spent as an aggressive opening batter. widely recognised as one of history's most destructive batters. Sehwag was a right-handed opener with a powerful swing who also sometimes bowled right-arm off-spin. In 1999, he took part in his maiden One Day International, and in 2001, he joined the Indian test team. Sehwag was the first Indian to receive the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award in April 2009 for his efforts in 2008.
In 1997: Sehwag played his first class cricket for Delhi Cricket Team.
In 1999: Sehwag's ODI career got off to a bad start against Pakistan in Mohali when he was bowled out by Shoaib Akhtar after scoring just one run.
In 2001: Sehwag was not selected for the Test team for the corresponding series despite his maiden century in Sri Lanka.
In 2005: During the first innings of the game against Australia, he top-scored with 76 runs in the ICC World XI.
In 2012: Despite scoring just 408 runs, he has averaged 31.38, with 117 runs being his highest.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2002: He received the Arjuna Award.
In 2007: Sehwag was honored with the international cricketer of the year’s Polly Umrigar Award.
In 2010: She was awarded the Padma Shree Award.
Sehwag refers to himself as a 'mumma's boy,' and he lists his favorite food as his mother's 'kheer'.
He says that if he had not become a cricketer, he would have become a pharmacist.
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