Virendar Sehwag

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Virendar Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is affectionately known as Viru, the Nawab of Najafgarh, or the Zen master of modern cricket.

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Virendar Sehwag

Sehwag is an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler.

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Virendar Sehwag

He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test cricket team in 2001.

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Virendar Sehwag

In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award for 2009.

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Virendar Sehwag

Sehwag holds multiple records including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319), which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls) as well as the fastest 250 by any batsman (in 207 balls against Sri Lanka on 3 December 2009 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai).

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Virendar Sehwag

His other innings of 309 and 293 are also the second and third best by any Indian player.

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Virendar Sehwag

Sehwag also holds the distinction of being one of four batsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket, and the only one to score two triple centuries and take a five-wicket innings haul.

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Virendar Sehwag

In March 2009, Sehwag smashed the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, from 60 balls.

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Virendar Sehwag

On 8 December 2011, he hit his maiden double century in ODI cricket, against West Indies, becoming the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to reach the landmark. His score remains the highest individual score in ODI cricket - 219 off 149 balls.

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Virendar Sehwag

Sehwag was appointed as vice-captain of the Indian team under Rahul Dravid in October 2005 but due to poor form, he was later replaced by V. V. S. Laxman in December 2006 as Test vice-captain.

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Virendar Sehwag

In January 2007, Sehwag was dropped from the ODI team and later from the Test team as well. During his term as vice-captain, Sehwag skippered the team in place of injured Dravid in 2 ODIs and 1 Test. Following his return to form in 2008 and the retirement of Anil Kumble, Sehwag has been reappointed as the vice-captain for both Tests and ODIs.

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Virendar Sehwag

By early 2009, Sehwag had reestablished himself as one of the best performing batsmen in ODI cricket.

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Virendar Sehwag

Our "Viru" Virendar Sehwag created history by becoming the first batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to hit a maiden double century in ODI cricket.

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