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Biography

Virender Sehwag

Personal information
Name Virender Sehwag
Date Of Birth 20 October 1978 (age 38)
Najafgarh, Delhi, India
Nickname Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
Role Opening batsman, occasional offspinner
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 239) 3 November 2001 v South Africa
Last Test 2 March 2013 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 123) 1 April 1999 v Pakistan
Last ODI 3 January 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. no number [1] (was 12 or 44)
T20I debut (cap 9) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 2 October 2012 v South Africa
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 104 251 178 324
Runs scored 8,586 8,273 13,459 10,298
Batting average 49.34 35.05 47.22 34.44
100s/50s 23/32 15/38 38/51 16/55
Top score 319 219 319 219
Balls bowled 3,731 4,392 8,554 5,997
Wickets 40 96 105 142
Bowling average 47.35 40.13 42.28 36.23
5 wickets in innings 1 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/104 04-Jun 5/104 04-Jun
Catches/stumpings 91/– 93/– 156/– 118/-

 

Sehwag made his debut for Delhi cricket team in first class cricket in the 1997–98 season. He was selected to the North Zone cricket team for the Duleep Trophy the following 1998–99 season, ending fifth in the total runscoring list.The following year he was fourth on the Duleep Trophy run scoring list, including a 274, the highest score of the competition. This was attained against South Zone at Agartala in just 327 balls, and followed a rapid 187 from just 175 in a Ranji Trophy match against Punjab. He was then selected for the U-19 team which toured South Africa. He was seventh in the 2000–01 season with two centuries,but his consistency earned the attention of selectors and he became a regular member of the national team in mid-2001.

Since his international career started, he has continued to play for Delhi in the domestic competition whilst he is not occupied with international duty and has captained North Zone to victory in the Deodhar Trophy in 2004–05 and 2005–06.He also had a short stint with Leicestershire in county cricket in 2003, but a back injury led to a mutual termination of the contract.

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