Full Name Virender Sehwag
Born October 20, 1978
Delhi
Age 38 Years, 9 Months, 1 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played India, Asia XI, ICC World XI, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, Leicestershire, North Zone, Rest of India, Rest of the World, Wills XI, Mohali, Delhi, India, Delhi, Haryana, Marylebone Cricket Club, Sachins Blasters
Man of the Match Test - 8, ODI - 22, World Cup - 2, T20I - 0, IPL - 11, CL - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2001 - 2013], [ODI, 1999 - 2013], [World Cup, 2003 - 2011], [T20I, 2006 - 2012], [IPL, 2008 - 2015], [CL, 2009 - 2014],

There could be no Indian Test XI of all-time without Virender Sehwag featuring in it as an opener. Sehwag could be the most important player post-2000 as he changed batting manuals completely with elan. 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 previous conceptions of batting.

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Virender Sehwag Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 104 180 6 8586 319 v SA 23 32 1233 91 49.34 82.23 91 0
ODI 251 245 9 8273 219 v WI 15 38 1132 136 35.05 104.33 93 0
World Cup 22 22 0 843 175 v BAN 2 3 108 18 38.31 106.17 11 0
T20I 19 18 0 394 68 v ENG 0 2 43 16 21.88 145.38 2 0
IPL 104 104 5 2728 122 v CHE 2 16 334 106 27.55 155.44 34 0
CL 12 11 0 314 66 v WYB 0 3 37 6 28.54 129.75 1 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 91 621.5 74 1894 40 5/104 v AUS 3 1 47.35 3.04 93.27
ODI 146 732 13 3853 96 4/6 v BAN 8 0 40.13 5.26 45.75
World Cup 9 32 2 120 4 2/17 v BAN 0 0 30.00 3.75 48.00
T20I 1 1 0 20 0 0/20 v AUS 0 0 - 20.00 -
IPL 15 22.4 0 235 6 2/18 v CHE 0 0 39.16 10.36 22.66
CL 2 2 0 18 0 0/8 v HOB 0 0 - 9.00 -

Virender Sehwag Profile

There could be no Indian Test XI of all-time without Virender Sehwag featuring in it as an opener. Sehwag could be the most important player post-2000 as he changed batting manuals completely with elan. 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 previous 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 has played several great knocks but one that comes to mind straightaway is 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.


Sehwag, who had scored a ton on his Test debut in South Africa in 2001, was part of the team that won the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup and played his part 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 Premier League.

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