Virender Sehwag Birthday: Virat Kohli Leads Wishes As Former India Batsman Turns 42
Virender Sehwag turned 42 on Tuesday and wishes poured in on social media for the former India opening batsman.
- Virender Sehwag celebrated his 42nd birthday on Tuesday
- Suresh Raina was the first to wish the former India opening batsman
- Cricket Australia revisited Sehwag's 195 which he scored at the MCG
Virender Sehwag, former India batsman, is celebrating his 41st birthday on Tuesday and wishes poured in from all parts of the world. India captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to extend his birthday wishes to Virender Sehwag. "Happy birthday @virendersehwag bhai. Have a great day," Kohli tweeted. Former India all-rounder too Suresh Raina took to Twitter to extend his wishes to Sehwag. "Happy birthday viru bhai @virendersehwag My big brother, always inspired me & guided through various paths of life. Wishing you nothing but the best always. Have an amazing day paji," Raina wrote on Twitter.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) highlighted some of Sehwag's achievements in the international arena while wishing the batsman a happy birthday.
Cricket Australia posted highlights of Sehwag's 195 which he scored at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Boxing Day Test in 2003.
Happy birthday @virendersehwag bhai. Have a great day.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 20, 2020
Happy birthday viru bhai @virendersehwag My big brother, always inspired me & guided through various paths of life. Wishing you nothing but the best always. Have an amazing day paji. pic.twitter.com/zti9JMybTz— Suresh Raina(@ImRaina) October 20, 2020
17,253 intl. runs— BCCI (@BCCI) October 20, 2020
Only Indian with two Test triple tons
One of the 3 Indians to score an ODI double ton
2007 World T20 & 2011 World Cup-winner
Wishing @virendersehwag a very happy birthday.
Let's relive his ODI double century vs West Indies
It's Virender Sehwag's birthday!— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 20, 2020
The Indian opener was at his destructive best after some early luck on day one of the 2003 Boxing Day Test, clubbing 195 against Australia at the MCG. pic.twitter.com/ntx5PvUdgQ
Sehwag's former India teammates; VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh and others also wished the prolific batsman.
Jitni khatarnaak inki game hai, utni hi khatarnak inki aajkal acting Wishing the legendary Multan ka Sultan @virendersehwag a very Happy Birthday Wishing you great health and success lots of love brother pic.twitter.com/YBroncmbOK— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 20, 2020
Sehwag made his One-Day International (ODI) debut against arch-rivals Pakistan in 1999 and played his first Test against South Africa in 2001.
Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket.
The right-handed batsman also has a double century to his name in the ODI format. He scored 219 runs against the West Indies in 2011.
Sehwag represented the country in 104 Tests, scoring 8,586 runs at an average of 49.34. He hit 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries in the longest format of the game.
Sehwag was also adjudged ICC Test player of the yearin 2010 as he scored 1,282 runs in 10 Test matches, including six centuries.
In 251 ODIs, Sehwag scored 8,273 runs at a strike-rate of over 104. The former opening batsman smashed 15 hundreds and 38 half-centuries.
Sehwag was also part of 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning teams.