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Virender Sehwag (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 20, 2022

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Short Biography

Virender Sehwag was born on 20-10-1978 in Najafgarh, South West Delhi in the state of Delhi, India. He is an Indian Cricket Coach, Cricket Commentator and former Cricket Player who played for Indian International Cricket Team untill his retirement on 20-10-2015.

Other Name: Sultan of Multan, Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh
Other Professions: Cricket Coach Cricket Commentator

Virender Sehwag Complete Bio & Career

Virender Sehwag did his study from Arora Vidyalaya of New Delhi. Later, he completed his graduation from Jamia Millia Islamia. After that, cricket became the first love of his life. He and his family moved from Delhi to Najafgarh live in the locality. From Sehwag, the whole world's bowlers were horrified. Their way of playing was aggressive. Sehwag was the master in breaking the waist of the ball by bowling the same ball from the first ball to the last ball in the same manner. Everyone and the viewer were eager to watch Sehwag's batting. As long as Sehwag was on the crease, opponents had concerns about the forehead. Sehwag played his first ODI match against Pakistan in 1999. This tour has been very difficult for Sehwag. He scored 1 in the first match and 35 runs in 3 overs in bowling.
 After this Sehwag was not included in the team for a long time. In the domestic series against Zimbabwe in December 2000, Sehwag was included in the team again. In the tri-series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in August 2001, Sehwag started his career in the first half of the career, starting the innings. In this series, by scoring a century on 69 balls against New Zealand, Sehwag presented his talent.
Sehwag, the record holder of India's triple century in Test cricket, has so far scored 7380 runs in 228 one-day internationals with 13 centuries and 36 half-centuries. His ODI batting averages 34.65. His highest score in ODIs is 219 runs. Interestingly, Sehwag's offensive game style is one-day cricket favourable, but he has been more successful in Test matches, in which he has scored 6248 runs in 72 Test matches at an average of 52.50, including 17 centuries and 19 half centuries.
Sehwag regards Sachin Tendulkar as the guide to the cricketing world. Sehwag is likened to Sachin Tendulkar for his batting style. In terms of making big scores, he is the equivalent of Sir Donald Bradman of Australia and Brian Lara of the West Indies. 
Sehwag has made his name in world cricket, including the highest run (319) record by any Indian cricketer, as well as the fastest triple century in international cricket history (300 runs only 278 balls) and also the record of the fastest 250 runs is his name (207 balls against Sri Lanka in the 3 rd of December 2009 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai Were made). His second innings includes 309 and 293, which is the second and third highest score by an Indian batsman. Post retirement, he has become a cricket commentator.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 2002 Cricket
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2010 Sports
Sehwag adds multiple records to his fame which includes the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319), which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls) as well as the fastest 250( in 207 balls) by any batsman. The three in one record was made against Sri Lanka on 3 December 2009 at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.
He also holds the distinction of being one of four batsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket and the only one to score two triple centuries and take a five-wicket innings haul. Sehwag struck the second fastest century in 60 balls, ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket.

Virender Sehwag Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Krishan Sehwag
Mother Krishna Sehwag
Sisters Manju Sehwag, Anju Sehwag
Brother Vinod Sehwag
Wife Aarti Ahlawat
Sons Aryavir Sehwag, Vedant Sehwag

He was born to Krishna Sehwag and Krishan Sehwag. He has two sisters named Manju SehwagAnju Sehwag, and a brother named Vinod Sehwag. On 22-04-2004, he married Aarti Ahlawat. The couple has two sons named Aryavir Sehwag and Vedant Sehwag.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Najafgarh, Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling and Singing
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs South Africa at Mangaung Oval, Nov 03, 2001
ODI - vs Pakistan at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 01, 1999
T20I - vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Dec 01, 2006
Salary N/A
Net Worth $50 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Bentley and Mercedes among others


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actor Hrithik Roshan , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place London

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Virender Sehwag

  • In 2002, he was conferred by the Government of India with the Arjuna Award
  • He is in the list of four players in the world who has scored 2 triple centuries.
  • He holds the record to score the fastest triple century in international cricket history (300 runs only 278 balls)
  • He is also known as "Nawab of Najafgarh"
  • In 2011, Sehwag started the Sehwag International School in Jhajjar in Haryana to fulfil his father's dream
  • Sehwag was the first T20 captain of Indian cricket team.
  • The DDCA honored Virender Sehwag on 31-10-2017 by naming Gate No.2 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium after him.

Virender Sehwag Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

45 years, 8months, 4 days old age Virender Sehwag will turn 46 on 20 October, 2024. Only 3 months, 25 days, 1 hours,25 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Virender Sehwag has celebrated the total number of 46 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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