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Virender Sehwag

Sehwag at a promotional event in January 2013.
Personal information
Full name Virender Sehwag
Born (1978-10-20) 20 October 1978 (age 38)
Najafgarh, Delhi, India
Nickname Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
Role Opening batsman, occasional offspinner
International information
National side


Test debut (cap 239) 3–6 November 2001 v South Africa
Last Test 2–5 March 2013 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 123) 1 April 1999 v Pakistan
Last ODI 3 January 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. no number [1] (was 12 or 44)
T20I debut (cap 9) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 2 October 2012 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997 – 2014 Delhi
2015 – present Haryana
2003 Leicestershire
2008–2013 Delhi Daredevils
2014 – 2015 Kings XI Punjab
2015 – present Sachin’s Blasters
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 104 251 178 324
Runs scored 8,586 8,273 13,459 10,298
Batting average 49.34 35.05 47.22 34.44
100s/50s 23/32 15/38 38/51 16/55
Top score 319 219 319 219
Balls bowled 3,731 4,392 8,554 5,997
Wickets 40 96 105 142
Bowling average 47.35 40.13 42.28 36.23
5 wickets in innings 1 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/104 4/6 5/104 4/6
Catches/stumpings 91/– 93/– 156/– 118/–

When I was a kid, my first dream was to play Test matches, and the second one was to play 100 Test matches because there are very few people who have played 100 Tests for India.
Virender Sehwag
Because I knew I had got success at Ranji level, I was confident I would get some success in international cricket too.
Virender Sehwag
One should always be happy, irrespective of what you achieve in a match or in life. That’s how I live my life.
Virender Sehwag
When a person becomes satisfied, he doesn’t run after things, doesn’t worry about it, and doesn’t make efforts.
Virender Sehwag
I try to hit the ball along the ground, especially against fast bowlers. I also like the bat to come down in the right position and check if my body position is correct. If I’m really watching the ball carefully, then automatically I’m in a good position to hit it down the ground.
Virender Sehwag
To participate in a World Cup is a great honour and achievement. I’ve played in three World Cups. The whole world watches you during a World Cup and expects you to play innings to win games for your country.
Virender Sehwag
In my view, if you have good or bad technique, it doesn’t matter. But you will survive if you can adjust your game at international level, you are mentally strong, you know your strengths and how to score runs.
Virender Sehwag
It doesn’t matter if you have one billion rupees in your bank account or one rupee. This is one life you get, and you’d rather spend it enjoying whatever you have, rather than thinking, ‘Oh, I should have scored seven more runs, or I should get more money.’
Virender Sehwag
As for my batting, the best part about it is I have never changed it. I have never changed my thinking, I have never changed my batting style.
Virender Sehwag
The most important thing for any athlete is to know his ability. If you know your ability and have even a little bit of a strong mindset, you can get success, because your ability takes you to success.
Virender Sehwag
If you know your game, you can handle pressure; you can handle any kind of situation, back yourself, and play your own game and get success.
Virender Sehwag