Virender Sehwag Birthday Special: Epic Tweets Prove Best Thing on Twitter

Happy Birthday Virender Sehwag

One of the most destructive and aggressive batsman of the 21st century is Virender Sehwag. He is a famous Indian cricket player and the significant member of Indian National Cricket Team since 1999. He was nicknamed ‘Veeru/Viru’ by his teammates and also his fans alike.

Virender Sehwag was born on 20th October 1978 in Delhi and tomorrow he is going to celebrate his 37th Birthday. On the occasion of his birthday, know some interesting facts and the records made by him.

He did his schooling from Arora Vidya School but since from childhood his prime interest in only cricket. He developed over the years from playing thrilling domestic level cricket to become an Indian Cricket Star eventually.

Exceptionally talented and daring, Virender Sehwag is a right-handed batsman, fabulous timing, gifted with brilliant hand-eye coordination and a cool head in a tense situation and against any opponent. His idol is being Sachin Tendulkar.

Virender too plays the straight drive, whip off the hips and backfoot punch. He is also a capable right arm off-spin bowler and also agile slip fielder. Sehwag is a former opening batsman and also played the role of Vice-Captain of the India Squad under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid in the year 2005.

A consistent batsman, famous for his spectacular centuries Sehwag has delivered for his country in many matches. However, he had down season as well on even being dropped from the ODI squad in January 2007. Despite this, Sehwag’s stunning skills with the bat bring awe and delight to his critics and also for hid fans.

The major teams that represent Virender Sehwag are ACC Asian XI, ICC World XI, Delhi, Leicestershire, and Rajasthan Cricket Association XI.

Virender Sehwag is an outstanding test player, making this test against South Africa in November 2001. Till now he has played as many as 52 tests in which he scored 4155 runs with test batting average of 49.46 and 12 centuries. Sehwag holds the record for the highest test score of 309 runs against Pakistan in Multan.

Sehwag won numerous awards for his contributions to the Indian Cricket, which includes the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2002, several Man of the series in test matches and many Man of the match on both ODI and Tests.

 Among the other numerous awards won by Sehwag, the most noted ones are:

  • He has three double centuries in the match against Pakistan.
  • The second fastest century in ODI, scoring 100 runs in 69 balls against New Zealand in 2001.
  • Virender Sehwag has crossed 200runs in ODI and broken the record of Sachin Tendulkar.
  • He has crossed 8000 runs in ODIs.

Besides this, he also does charity work in UNICEF. Sehwag is currently well praised by the people across the country for his tweets on the micro-blogging site Twitter which is related to current affairs.