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 Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Hindi:
वीरद 
 
सेहवाग 
) (born 2
 
0 October 1978, in Delhi, India),affectionately known as Viru, is one of the leading batsmen in the Indian cricket team.Sehwag is an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off-spin bowler. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Testcricket team in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be honored as theWisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008.[1]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). Sehwag also holds the distinction of being one of threebatsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket, and the only one toscore two triple centuries and take a five-wicket innings haul.[2] In March 2009, Sehwagsmashed the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, from 60 balls.[3]Sehwag was appointed as vice-captain of the Indian team under Rahul Dravid in October2005 but due to poor form, he was later replaced by V. V. S. Laxman in December 2006 asTest vice-captain. In January 2007, Sehwag was dropped from the ODI team and later from
 
 
the Test team as well.[4] During his term as vice-captain, Sehwag skippered the team inplace of injured Dravid in 2 ODIs and 1 Test. Following his return to form in 2008 and theretirement of Anil Kumble, Sehwag has been reappointed as the vice-captain for both Testsand ODIs. By early 2009, Sehwag had
 
reestablished himself as one of the best performingbatsmen in ODI cricket.[5]
Virender Sehwag
 
Personal informationFull name
Virender Sehwag
Born
20 October 1978 (age 30)Delhi,India
Nickname
Viru
Batting style
Right-handed
 
 
Bowling style
Right arm off spin 
 
Role
Opening batsman
International informationNational side
Test debut
(cap 229)
 
3 November 2001 v South Africa 
Last Test
3 April 2009 v New Zealand 
ODI debut
(cap 123)
 
1 April 1999 v Pakistan 
Last ODI
14 March 2009 v New Zealand 
ODI shirt no.
-
Domestic team informationYears Team
1997
 – 
presentDelhi
2008
 – 
Career statistics
Competition
Matches
 
69 205 131 275
Runs scored
 
5,757 6,592 10,234 8,545
 
50.06 34.33 48.73 33.90
100s/50s
 
15/18 11/35 29/36 12/52
Top score
 
319 130 319 130

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