Virender Sehwag Profile – ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info, Honors & Awards

Virender Sehwag Profile

Introduction of Virender Sehwag: Cricket player Virender Sehwag was born on October 20, 1978, in India. He represented India from 1999 to 2013. He played for Delhi and Haryana in Indian domestic cricket competitions. 

Early years of Virender Sehwag 

Sehwag was born into the grain merchant Jat family. He was raised in a large extended family that included brothers, aunts, uncles, and sixteen cousins. The Sehwag family originated in Haryana even though they are now residing in New Delhi.

Sehwag was the third child of father Krishan and Mother Krishna Sehwag. His father credits a plastic bag that he received when he was just seven months old for sparking his love of cricket.

Because he was not academically gifted, he pleaded with his parents to allow him to play cricket while attending Arora Vidya School in Delhi. Early in his career, he was known as an aggressive batsman, and Amar Nath Sharma served as his coach.

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When Sehwag fractured a tooth as a toddler in 1990, his father tried to stop him from playing, but Sehwag managed to get around the ban with the aid of his mother. Later, he graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia.

Career of Virender Sehwag 

Domestic: Sehwag made his first-class cricket debut for the Delhi cricket team during the 1997–98 season. The next 1998–1999 season, he was chosen for the North Zone cricket squad to compete for the Duleep Trophy, finishing seventh in the list of total runs scored.

International: Sehwag’s ODI career got off to a rocky start in April 1999 in Mohali against Pakistan, scoring just one before being bowled out by Shoaib Akhtar. Along with being unsuccessful and pricey, his bowling performance cost him 35 runs in 3 overs. For 20 months, he was denied another opportunity to play for the national squad.

Sehwag declared his retirement from all cricket formats including the IPL on October 20, 2015. Sehwag was the first player from either team (versus Warne’s Warriors) to make a half-century, five or more sixes, and a strike rate of over 150 runs in game one of the Cricket All-Stars Twenty20 series on November 7, 2015, when he hit 55 runs for Sachin’s Blasters.

Personal life of Virender Sehwag 

In an event that was well publicized, Sehwag wed Aarti Ahlawat in April 2004 at a mansion hosted by Arun Jaitley, the Indian Union law minister at the time. Aryavir, who was born on October 18, 2007, and Vedant, who was born in 2010, are the couple’s two boys.

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Honors and awards of Virender Sehwag 

  • Arjuna Award (2002)
  • The Polly Umrigar Award was given in 2007 to the top international cricketer.
  • 2008 and 2009 Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
  • ICC Test Player of the Year 2010
  • 2010’s Padma Shree
  • On October 31, 2017, Sehwag was honored by having Gate No. 2 of the Arun Jaitley Stadium named in his honor by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).