Interesting Facts about Virender Sehwag

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Interesting Facts about Virender Sehwag Photo by Ram Kausik

India’s own Virender Sehwag or Viru as he is affectionately known is one of the most amazing cricketers the world has ever seen. He is a consistently successful opening batsman, if ever there was one. Though he hails from a modest environment he is often referred to as the Nawab of Najafgarh. He does not play by the books and is unpredictable in nature which makes him a formidable force to reckon with. He has given hell to many a famous and solid bowler. His unconventional wisdom coupled with raw talent has helped him cement his place in the Indian cricket team. He has shattered many people’s records to make way for his own and he has slowly but steadily inched his way to the top of the world class cricket. Below are a few interesting facts and trivia about the player.

• Besides Viru and Nawab of Najafgarh, his other nicknames include ‘Najafgarh Tendulkar’, ‘the little Tendulkar’ and the ‘Sultan of Multan’ owing to the amazing feat of scoring a triple century in the Samsung Cup 2004. The match took place in Multan in Pakistan.

• Had he not found his passion for cricket, Virender Sehwag would have most probably found a career in pharmacy business for farmer seeds, as shocking as that may sound!

• Besides Tennis, he plays Badminton, Table-tennis, Lawn Tennis and Pool, for the fun of it of course.

• His One Day International debut was in 1998 at the India versus Pakistan match in the Pepsi Cup in Mohali.

• His Test debut was in the India versus England match at the Lord’s tournament in 1996.

• He has an aesthetic taste in Music. Some of his preferred singer/ songwriters are Kishore Kumar, M.D. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu.

• He has his pet peeves when it comes to bowlers that he has to face such as McGrath, Flemming, and Shoaib Akhtar.

• His favorite batsman of all time is Sachin Tendulkar, which is a no brainer.

• He even has a favorite cricket stadium- Ferozshah Kotla. Not sure as to why. Maybe he considers the place lucky.

• Virender Sehwag profile has a number of records. He has the record for the Fastest Triple century - 300 of 278 balls.

• He is the only Indian cricketer and the third batsman in history to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket.

• He also holds the record for the fastest century in ODI cricket by an Indian - 100 runs off 60 balls.

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