12 Shocking Facts about Virender Sehwag

Hello guys , welcome to this article, so in this article we will going to talk about 12 Shocking Facts about Virender Sehwag. A man who was know for fearless batting at the top order. He Scored a triple century twice in Tests and a double century once in One Day International (ODI).

So if you are cricket lover then you know this legendry player so read this article till end because in this article we will going to tell you some amazing facts about Virender Sehwag that you might don’t know. After reading these facts, you can tell them to your friends and you can become in front of them a big cricket lover. So without any further delay lets start this article.

12 Shocking Facts about Virender Sehwag:

Childhood Ban:

When Virender Sehwag was only 12 years old, his father banned him from playing cricket. His father once tried to end his cricketing aspirations after he broke a tooth during a cricket match when he was 12 years old. However, Sehwag escaped the ban with the help of his mother.

India Debute:

He made his ODI International debut in April 1999 against Pakistan. It didn’t go the way he wanted, as he was out for just one run and conceded 35 runs in his three overs. He was dropped after a nightmare debut and had to wait a year and a half to get his next game. But the turning point in his career came in his fourth ODI, where his man of the match effort (58 runs and three wickets) helped India defeat Australia. A shoulder injury ruled him out of the remainder of the series.

Maiden First Class Ton:

Two days after his 20th birthday, in his second first-class game, Sehwag scored his maiden first-class century. Coming to bat at number. 7, He scored 118 runs in 147 balls. There were 16 fours and three sixes in his innings. He also took two wickets in the match. It was a brilliant season for the young Sehwag, who scored 745 runs in eight matches at an average above 62. He scored three centuries and four half-centuries in that season. Apart from this, he also took 14 wickets at an average of 25.42. Due to this, he was called to India and was also named in the list of 19 probable players for the World Cup 1999.

First Class Debut:

Sehwag made his first-class debut in February 1998 against Tamil Nadu in Chennai. His first first-class victim was former India player WV Raman. He did not get a chance to bat in that game which was his only first-class match that season. He did not get a chance to bat in that game which was his only first-class match that season.

Hundred on Test debut:

After a promising start to his ODI career, Sehwag made his Test debut in November 2001 against South Africa at Bloemfontein. Batting at number 6, he scored a century in his very first match and added 220 runs with Sachin Tendulkar for the fifth wicket. He scored 105 runs in the first innings and 31 runs in the second innings. But his efforts were not enough to avert India’s defeat.

Pakistan vs Virender Sehwag:

When Pakistan traveled to India for the return-leg of the series the following year, Sehwag demolished them once again with his Man of the Series performance. He scored 544 runs in the three-match series that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Record Opening Stand:

Against the same opponent in January 2006, Sehwag found an unexpected opening partner in Rahul Dravid and the two almost broke the record for the highest opening partnership in Tests by scoring 410 runs in Lahore. They fell just three runs short of the 50-year-old record of 413 runs set by Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy. Sehwag, who played a brilliant inning of 254 runs in that famous innings, later said that he was not aware of the previous record.

The Second Triple:

Soon after the Australia tour, in the Chennai Test match against South Africa, Sehwag scored the fastest triple century, which was also his second century in Test cricket. He scored 319 runs in 304 balls, which came in 530 minutes. He took only 278 balls to reach the milestone and in the process became only the third player after Don Bradman and Brian Lara to score two triple centuries in the history of the game. Another West Indian, Chris Gayle joined this elite list in 2010.

Shewag Favorite Food:

Kheer is still Sehwag’s favorite food, even though he is very rich now. Sehwag says, when he is at home, he likes to eat kheer made by his mother.

The 26 Runs an over:

Sehwag hit six fours in an over during the Indian Oil Cup final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in 2006. Chasing the target of 282 runs, he dismissed Dilhara Fernando for 4,4,6,4,4,4 (total 26 runs) in one over.

World Cup:

Sehwag participated in three 50-over World Cups and played in two finals. His innings of 82 runs off 81 balls in the 2003 final was not enough to avert India’s defeat. The next tournament in 2007 was a disaster for the team, when India were eliminated in the group stage. His 380 runs at an average of 47.50 in eight matches played a key role in India’s victorious campaign on home soil in 2011. He was also part of the team that won the first ICC World T20 in 2007.

Shewag vs Sohib:

This is the same thing that Sehwag once said to Shoaib Akhtar when Tendulkar hit him for a six. The legend goes like this: Shoaib Akhtar challenged Sehwag to hit his bouncer and Sehwag asked him to bowl a ball to his ‘daddy’ Tendulkar, who was batting at the other end. Shoaib bowls a ball, but Master hooks it for a six, after which Sehwag said these golden words.


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