6: Virender Sehwag
Born October 20, 1978, Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer, who is known for his fearless batting at the top of the order. A two-time triple centurion in Tests and one-time double centurion in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Sehwag re-defined the way the game is played. On his birthday, Chinmay Jawalekar looks at 32 facts from the life of the basher from Delhi, who never took the conventional path as far as batting is concerned and always played the game his way. Sehwag was born into a Jat family to a grain merchant father. He first attended Arora Vidya School and later finished his graduation from Jamia Milia Islamia. His interest in cricket reportedly developed when he has gifted a toy bat, though he was just seven months old then. He later convinced his parents to allow him to play the game, as he wasn’t inclined towards studies.
Here we provide you 10 of the most interesting facts on Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag. Nicknamed as Nawab of Najafgarh, Sehwag is arguably India’s greatest match-winner ever in Test cricket. The Delhi-born scored over 17,000 international runs to his name and established himself as one of the most dangerous batsmen to ever graced the cricket field. He drew comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar when he burst onto the international stage with a debut century against South Africa in 2001-02. Here are some of the Interesting facts about Virender Sehwag. His father once tried to end his cricketing aspirations when he was 12 after he broke a tooth during a cricket match. Sehwag, however, escaped the ban with his mother’s help.