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| On Updated : Dec 2, 2019 12:25 PM IST

Virender Sehwag (Former India cricketer) Wife, Age, Records, Multan 309, Controversies and More

Virender Sehwag (Former India Cricketer)

Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer who played for Indian national team cricket for 14 glorified years. The right-handed opening batsman is widely regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. Sehwag is one of four batsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket. The agressive opener registered the fastest triple century in test cricket (319 against South Africa) in only 278 balls.

Nickname: Viru, Sultan of Multan, Nawab of Najafgarh
Profession: Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Autobiography: Not yet
Biopic: Not yet
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 170 cm
Weight (approx.): 63 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: Not Known
Personal Life
Date of Birth: October 20, 1978
Age (as on 2019): 41 years
Birth Place: Haryana, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
School: Arora Vidya School in Delhi
College: Jamia Milia Islamia in Delhi
Educational Qualifications: Graduate
Signature: NA

Father: Krishan Sehwag
Mother: Krishan Sehwag
Sister: Manju Sehwag and Anju Sehwag
Brother: Vinod Sehwag
Coach/Mentor: AN Sharma
Religion: Hindu
Address: 14/5, Lakshmi Garden, Najafgarh, New Delhi, India

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: November 3, 2001 against South Africa
ODI: April 1, 1999 against Pakistan
T20I: December 1, 2006 against South Africa
Jersey Number: #44 (India), #5 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team: Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab
Batting style: Agressive
Likes to play against: Pakistan
Favourite Shot/Ball: Upper Cut

Virender Sehwag Multan 309 and Records

Sehwag raises bat during Multan 309

  • Virender Sehwag is also the first Indian batsman to have scored a triple century in test cricket
  • Virender Sehwag is also the fastest batsman to have scored a triple century off just 278 balls

  • Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are often rumoured to have a cold war between them
  • Virender Sehwag was also very upset with Randiv's no ball that sparked the controversy that Randiv deliberately bowled the no ball to not let Virender Sehwag score the winning run which would have also added a century to his name as he was batting on 99 in 2010 against Sri Lanka

Hobbies: Talking, listening to Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar songs
Favourite Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowler: Not Known
Favourite Food: Kheer

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: Bentley Continental Flying Spur, BMW 5 Series
Wife, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Not Known
Wife/Spouse: Aarti Ahlawat

Marriage Date: NA
Children: Aryavir Sehwag and Vedant Sehwag

Net Worth: NA

Lesser Known Facts
  • Virender Sehwag used to have a Bajaj Chetak Scooter with which he would go to the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium for practice on his training days in Delhi
  • Virender Sehwag was banned for one test match in his debuting series because he appealed too many times in his debut test match
  • Virender Sehwag is the only Indian player to have scored two triple centuries in test cricket and also the third in the entire world after Don Bradman and Brian Lara
  • Virender Sehwag has scored more centuries  than half centuries in his test career
  • When Virender Sehwag scored his first triple century with a six, he became the first ever batsman to hit a six to score 300 runs
  • Virender Sehwag is also the only batsman to have scored a 4 in the first ball he faced in the match for five consecutive matches in a world cup
  • Virender Sehwag prefers to hit the boundary on the first ball so that it would break the bowler's confidence and to repeat the same till the confidence is not broken
  • Virender Sehwag runs a boarding school and also a sports academy under the name of “Sehwag Internation School” in Gurgaon
  • Virender Sehwag had undergone hair transplant process to cover up his baldy head
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