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Indian Cricket: Virender Sehwag - Aggressive Opener in the Indian Records

Indian cricket: Virender Sehwag - Aggressive Opener in the Indian Records - Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer who represented India from the year 1999 to 2013. He is seen to be one of the most destructive and aggressive opener in the world. He is a right handed batsman along with the right arm off break bowler. The icon was born on 20th October 1978 in Najafgarh of Delhi (India). He was the first Indian to be honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the year because of his excellent performance in the history of cricket - For more IPL and Best Cricket News follow 99Runs

He was the former captain of the IPL team Delhi Daredevils and also lead the team of Delhi in Ranji Trophy. He also held the record of the maximum runs in the Indian Test cricket with the score of 319 against South Africa which was also the fastest test century in the history of international cricket along with this he also made the record of the fastest 250 by any batsman. He became one of the batsman in the world who have surpassed 300 twice in the Test Cricket.

Virender Sehwag - Aggressive Opener in the Indian Records

He started playing cricket when his father had gifted him with a toy bat when he was seven months old. He used to attend Arora Vidya School in Delhi where he insisted his parents to let him play cricket. He was trained under coach Amar Nath Sharma who made him an attacking batsman. As he was injured while playing cricket in the year 1990 his father suggested him to stop playing cricket but he continued on playing and made his first debut for Delhi cricket team in the 1997-98 season.

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He got the chance to play for the North Zone Cricket team for the Duleep Trophy in the 1998-99 season where he became fifth in total run scoring list. He also made the score of 274 at 327 balls against South Zone along with it 187 from 175 balls in Ranji Trophy match against Punjab, because of his excellent performance in the domestic he got the chance to play for the U-19 team which was touring to South Africa.

He brought a start in his ODI career in the year 1999 when he played his first match against Pakistan in which his performance remained with 1 run and in the bowling side remained wicket less after which he didn’t get the chance to play for 20 months.

Virender Sehwag - Aggressive Opener in the Indian Records

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His first breakthrough came in the year 2001 during a match against Sri Lanka after which he got the opportunity to play against New Zealand in which he scored his maiden century from 69 deliveries. In the late 2002 he made an unbeaten score of 114 of 82 balls which helped the Indian cricket team to get the victory against West Indies. He became the first batsman to score a century in the 7 match New Zealand ODI series.

Virender Sehwag - Aggressive Opener in the Indian Records

He had a good test start in the year 2001 where he scored 105 in 173 balls during a match against South Africa despite of which South Africa got the victory. In the following year he made 84 at the Lord’s followed by a century in the Trent Bridge during a match against England. His best matches were 309 against Pakistan in the year 2004 at the first test in Multan. Then it was in 2008 where he hit triple centurion with 278 deliveries against South Africa. It was one of his eye catching performance and then he ended his career from the international cricket in the year 2013 after the last test against Australia.

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