India won 42 of the 53 matches in which Sehwag recorded a fifty-plus score in ODI cricket, ie, in other words India won almost 4/5th of its matches (79.24%) when Sehwag recorded a fifty-plus score. In his glorious career, Viru played 104 Test and 251 ODIs, scoring 8,586 and 8,273 respectively. This was a precursor to what was to follow in the pacer's next over. So as Virender Sehwag celebrates his 42nd birthday, here are some of the interesting facts about Viru you need to know: * Sehwag calls himself a 'mumma's boy'. During his playing days, Sehwag notched up a total of 8,586 runs from 104 Tests he played at an average of 49.34 besides also amassing 8,273 runs from 251 ODIs. In 2003, he became the first Indian to hit a triple-century, reaching the milestone with a six. Often credited with redefining the role of an opener in Test cricket, Sehwag went on to carve a storied career with his inimitable style of batsmanship that banked on a simple idea: see ball, hit the ball. * While Sehwag had a brilliant debut against South Africa at Bloemfontein where he scored a hundred, he was penalised only in his second game was handed a one-Test ban for showing dissent towards the umpire. After an impressive season, Sehwag was named in the list of 1999 World Cup probables. Another huge impact he had which cannot be measured is on the psyche of the opposition bowlers - he demoralized them, annihilated them sending them on the backfoot. Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0: Govt gives Diwali gift, announces fresh stimulus pa... Sony PlayStation 5 goes on sale, here's how much it costs, EU proposal for access to encrypted chats faces flak. He is also the only Indian to date to score a 300 on a couple of occasions. He even holds the second spot for the same, scoring 309. Happy Birthday Virender Sehwag: Breathtaking Starts and his Huge Impact on ODIs 20 Oct, 2020 Virender Sehwag was one of the greatest openers in the history of Test cricket. His innings of 319 also happens to be the fastest triple-century in Tests, in terms of balls (278). He has converted his hundreds to 150 plus runs 11 times, which is itself a record. Ask the experts: Can yoga help my mother deal with menopause better? Below we take a look at the top-10 facts from the legend’s career, #Sehwag was banned from cricket by his father after he broke his tooth during childhood. * Sehwag is the only captain in ODIs who has scored a double hundred. West Indies stalwart Chris Gayle wished Sehwag and wrote, “Happy birthday legend, @virendersehwag wish you many more.”. He had picked 14 wickets in 7 matches. India vs Pakistan, 2011, World Cup Semi-Final in Mohali. Shahnawaz Aamir October 20, 2020. 8586 runs in 104 Tests at an average of 49.34 and stunning strike rate of 82.23 … 8586 runs in 104 Tests at an average of 49.34 and stunning strike rate of 82.23 including 23 hundreds and 32 fifties - Sehwag was a revolutionary in the longest format of the game who redefined opening the batting in Test cricket. The 42-year-old was also a part of two World Cup-winning squads, led by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. © 2020 Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. His 319 against South Africa remains the highest score by an Indian in the format. While, of course, other batsmen would have got the big runs in these matches, Sehwag did play a major supporting role - of providing the quickfire starts giving the innings the necessary impetus at the start. First Published 20, Oct 2020, 1:17 PM. Sehwag scored more than 8000 runs in ODI cricket and maintained an average strike rate of 104.33 for almost 14 years - that in itself is a staggering statistic! This initial onslaught was a huge setback for Pakistan shattering their morale and gave India the early momentum in the high octane match. “Happy birthday @virendersehwag first played together in 1998 u19 WC in SA, jeevan mein entertainment ki kami nahi huyi tab se,” Mohammad Kaif tweeted. Swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag is one of the most successful ones for the side to date. Former Team India opener Virender Sehwag, who is widely renowned as the 'Nawab of Najafgarh', celebrates his 42nd birthday on Tuesday (October 20). In 251 ODIs, he scored 8273 runs including 15 hundreds and 38 fifties. The Australian wicket-keeper batsman is considered by many as an ODI cricket. After retiring, Sehwag keeps his fans entertained on social media throughout the year in a unique manner but also his posts inevitably end up going viral. Here... ASEAN Chair Vietnam says India an important partner, calls for co-operation... Is India heading towards another lockdown from December 1? After putting his bat down, Sehwag keeps his fans entertained on social media throughout the year. 'Viru's 278-ball 319-run knock against South Africa in Chennai in 2008 is also the fastest triple ton scored in Test cricket. Just for perspective, Adam Gilchrist had an average of 35.69 and strike rate of 98.72 during this time-frame. The name needs no introduction. “Happy birthday @virendersehwag first played together in 1998 u19 WC in SA, jeevan mein entertainment ki kami nahi huyi tab se,” Mohammad Kaif tweeted. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.1, Production capacity of Bongaigaon and Numaligarh Refinery increased: Sarbananda Sonowal, Five easy sweet recipes for this Durga Puja, শ্বিলঙত মৰিগাঁৱৰ CRPF জোৱানৰ ৰহস্যজনক আত্মহত্যা, FM Sitharaman announces Rs 900 crore grant for COVID-19 vaccine research, Asif Basra leaves behind memorable work with his niche acting style. Interestingly, the 42-year-old is the only player of any nationality in the world to retain the award for 2009. Most Indian sixes in Tests: Hitting sixes in Tests is unusual, while hitting them on most occasions is freakish. Then why isn't Sehwag? Starting June 1st you’ll be able to earn 55 SB for your birthday!. to our. Highest Test knock by an Indian: His dominance in the longest format was unprecedented. In 2003, he became the first Indian to hit a triple-century, reaching the milestone with a six. However, with the help from his mother, he kept on pursuing his passion. He has hit 90 sixes in the format, after MS Dhoni's 78. The rest is history! ALSO SEE: VIRENDER SEHWAG'S BATTING STATS. It was the second-highest strike rate (min. What he did achieve was still outstanding and is not given its due. But as Sehwag turns 42 on the 20th of October, we look back at a match which defined a quintessential Sehwag-ODI innings. He says that his favourite food is 'kheer' made by his mother Krishna Sehwag. Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets. His record, however, was broken by Virat Kohli in 2013. Helicopter carrying heart for transplant crashes, rescued heart dropped by... ICICI Digital Store Management platform: Convert kirana shop to online stor... Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana: Know details of new employment scheme wit... Bumper Dhamaka: Bank employees to get 15 per cent salary hike with PLI. * Sehwag is only the fourth cricketer in the world after Australia's Don Bradman, West Indies' Brian Lara and Chris Gayle to scores two triple hundreds in Test cricket. He has a strike-rate of 82.23, while next to him is Adam Gilchrist, with 81.95. The former opener also appeared in 19 T20Is for India, accumulating 394 runs. First Indian to score 300: Scoring a triple century in the longest format of the game is a remarkable feat, as it requires immense patience. Highest strike-rate among all with at least 2,000 Test runs: Sehwag holds the record of possessing the highest strike-rate in the longest format, among batsmen having scored at least 2,000 runs. * While Sehwag played most of career as an opener, he was initially a middle-order batsman. Gul’s numbers with the new ball were even more outstanding – he gave away just 63 runs in double the number of deliveries bowled (126) at a stunning economy rate of 3 also picking three wickets. #Sehwag made his India debut against Pakistan in April 1999 and after playing in the middle order for the first 11 ODIs, he was promoted to open the innings in the 12th match. He is the only Indian cricketer to score a triple century (300 or more runs) and managed to achieve that feat twice - 309 in 2004 against Pakistan and then 319 in 2008 against South Africa.
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