Virender Sehwag is known for his destructive batting and had emerged as one of the aggressive right-handers of his time. Ian Chapell had described the Sultan of Multan in quite an interesting way. “He can change the course of a match with the ease of Moses parting the Red sea," he had said. Whether it was his triple century against Pakistan in Multan or his 219 runs against Sri Lanka in the shorter format, Sehwag’s bat has caused immense destruction to the opponents with his bat. Born on October 20th October 1978 the Nawab of Najafgrah has always impressed his fans with his style of batting. As the former Indian opener turns 41, here are seven interesting facts about Sehwag: Virender Sehwag Hails Rohit Sharma for His Twin Centuries in India vs South Africa 1st Test 2019.
- Sehwag was inclined towards cricket since the age of seven when his father gifted him a toy bat.
- Apart from Sultan of Multan, he is also known as Viru and Nawab of Najfgrah.
- He is the only cricketer to score two triple centuries and take a five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
- Sehwag still holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in Test cricket as he had made 319 runs.
- In April 2009, Sehwag became the first Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award for 2009.
- His favourite food is kheer and that too made by his mother.
- Sehwag’s favourite pastime is to listen to Hindi romantic songs.The way Sehwag had hit it out of the park during his days of cricket, the former Indian opener is equally brilliant in the commentary box. On behalf of the entire team of LatestLY, we wish him a Very Very Happy Birthday.