35 Facts About Virender Sehwag

1. Virender Sehwag has scored centuries on 22 occasions in Test cricket and in 15 One Day International (ODI) matches.

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2. Virender Sehwag appeared as guest on Indian Idol show on 21 January 2017 and mentioned that 22 students from his school has represented national and state team in various sports in last 2 years.

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3. In 2011, Virender Sehwag started Virender Sehwag International School in Jhajjar, Haryana, which lies 65 kilometres west of Delhi.

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4. Virender Sehwag married Aarti Ahlawat in April 2004 under heavy security cover in a widely publicised wedding hosted by Arun Jaitley, the then Union law minister of India, at his residence.

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5. In October 2015, Virender Sehwag told to Zee News " I was planning to retire in 2007 when dropped from the team but Tendulkar stopped me from doing so.

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6. Virender Sehwag was one of six Indian players to receive bans, four of which were suspended bans.

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7. Virender Sehwag is an excellent player of the late cut.

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8. Virender Sehwag has acknowledged numerous times that he consciously attempted to model his playing style on Tendulkar's in his youth.

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9. On 20 October 2015 Virender Sehwag announced retirement from all formats of cricket and IPL.

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10. Virender Sehwag was caught and bowled by Muralitharan short by just seven runs.

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11. Virender Sehwag became only the third batsman after Sir Donald Bradman and Brian Lara to score 2 triple centuries in Test Cricket.

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12. Virender Sehwag went on to lampoon the Pakistani attack led by Shoaib Akhtar.

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13. Virender Sehwag attracted some criticism at the end of 2005, having failed to pass 50 in four Tests against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

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14. Virender Sehwag earned selection for the ICC World XI which played Australia in the 2005 ICC Super Series, where he top-scored in the first innings with 76.

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15. Virender Sehwag passed the 3000 run mark in Tests during the Bangalore Test, becoming the fastest Indian to reach the mark in terms of innings played.

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16. Virender Sehwag scored 155 in the Chennai test match to set up a triple-figure lead for the Indians, but the match was rained out on the final day with the Indians requiring 229 for victory.

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17. Virender Sehwag scored 84 in the new role at Lord's and then a century in the Second Test at Trent Bridge, and has batted there in Test matches ever since.

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18. Virender Sehwag was given a one-match suspension by ICC match referee Mike Denness for overappealing in the Second Test in Port Elizabeth, which led to political dispute amongst the ICC and the two countries.

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19. Virender Sehwag scored 105 on debut despite the South African win.

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20. Virender Sehwag made his Test debut in late 2001 in the First Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein as a middle-order batsman.

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21. Virender Sehwag has the record of 2nd highest individual score in ODI.

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22. In December 2011 Virender Sehwag scored 219 in 149 deliveries against West Indies at Indore.

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23. Virender Sehwag has led India on seven occasions, due to the unavailability of the incumbent due to illness, injury or rotation policy.

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24. On 11 March 2009, Virender Sehwag blasted India's fastest ODI hundred against New Zealand by reaching 3 figures in just 60 balls.

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25. Virender Sehwag started the 2007 World Cup in poor form, only being picked for the side because of Rahul Dravid's wishes.

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26. Virender Sehwag had his international breakthrough in Sri Lanka in August 2001 when he was promoted to the opening slot for the tri-series involving New Zealand.

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27. Virender Sehwag was not given another match until the home series against Zimbabwe in December 2000.

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28. Virender Sehwag was the captain of the Delhi Daredevils in the first two edition of Indian Premier League, before he quit the position to concentrate more on his batting transferring it to Gautam Gambhir.

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29. Virender Sehwag was then selected for the U-19 team which toured South Africa.

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30. Virender Sehwag was born in the Jat family of a grain merchant.

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31. Virender Sehwag retired from all forms of International cricket on 20 October 2015.

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32. Virender Sehwag is one of only two players in the world to score a double hundred in ODI and a triple hundred in Test Cricket, the other being Chris Gayle.

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33. In March 2009, Virender Sehwag smashed what was till then the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, from 60 balls.

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34. Virender Sehwag is the former Occasional captain of India, former Vice-Captain of India, former captain of Delhi Daredevils and former captain of Delhi Ranji Team.

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35. Virender Sehwag played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian test side in 2001.

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