|Virender Sehwag Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1978|
Virender Sehwag is an Indian cricket commentator and former professional cricketer who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest opening batsmen to have played the test match format of the sport. He had represented India in 104 test matches, scoring 8,586 runs at a stellar average of 49.34 and a stratospheric strike rate of 82.23. An invaluable member of a formidable Indian squad, across all 3 formats, throughout the 2000s and the early 2010s, he had scored 8273 runs in ODIs, again at a trend-setting strike rate of 104.33. He was an integral member of the Indian squads that had won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the inaugural edition of the ICC World T20 in 2007. For his services to cricket, he has been honored with the Arjuna Award (the 2nd-highest sporting honor of India) in 2002 and the Padma Shri (India’s 4th-highest civilian award) in 2010.
Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh, Sultan of Multan
Najafgarh, South West Delhi, Delhi, India
Hauz Khas, South Delhi, Delhi, India
Virender had attended the Arora Vidya High School in Delhi. After his high school graduation, he had joined Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in New Delhi.
Cricket Commentator, Professional Cricketer (Retired)
- Father – Krishan Sehwag (Grain Merchant) (d. 2007)
- Mother – Krishna Sehwag
- Siblings – Manju Sehwag (Older Sister), Anju Sehwag (Older Sister), Vinod Sehwag (Younger Brother)
- Others – Suraj Singh Ahlawat (Father-in-Law) (Legal Advocate)
He is represented by Amritanshu Gupta, Personal Manager and Booking Agent, Delhi, India.
- 44 – One Day International (ODI)
- 18 – Kings XI Punjab (IPL)
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Virender has dated –
- Aarti Ahlawat (2004–Present) – Virender had married Aarti Ahlawat in April 2004. They have 2 sons together named Aryavir Sehwag (b. October 18, 2007) and Vedant Sehwag (b. 2010).
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
Virender Sehwag Facts
- Virender, as of May 2021, was just one of two cricketers in history, the other being Chris Gayle, to have recorded a score of 200 or more in an ODI match and a score of 300 or more in a Test match.
- As of May 2021, he was one of just 4 cricketers in history, the others being Don Bradman, Brian Lara, and Chris Gayle, to have scored 2 triple centuries in test cricket.
- For his performances, he was named the ‘Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World’ in both 2008 and 2009, the first Indian player to achieve that honor. In 2010, he was named the
‘ICC Test Player of the Year’.
- On the domestic front, he had represented Delhi (1997–2014) and Haryana (2015) in India; and Leicestershire County Cricket Club (2003) in England.
- He had played his last international match in March 2013 and had announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket in October 2015. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he had represented Delhi Daredevils (2008–2013) and Kings XI Punjab (2014–2015).
- In October 2017, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) had honored him by naming Gate No.2 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, the international cricket stadium in New Delhi, after him.
- In 2022, before the IPL mega auction, Virender Sehwag had predicted that Ishan Kishan could be the most expensive Indian player in the IPL mega auction, followed by Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.
- In June 2022, Sehwag picked his top 3 Indian batters for T20 World Cup 2022 (which was scheduled to start in October 2022) which included Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and KL Rahul. He didn’t include Virat Kohli in the top 3.
Featured Image by Virender Sehwag / Instagram