First three balls of his innings goes in stands for sixes and that’s what Virender Sehwag is for us. This moment is from the T20 match played against New Zealand in Christchurch on 25 February 2009. Fearless like cyclone and ferocious like a tiger, that’s how the entire world knows him. Virender Sehwag was a complete package in cricket. He can bat in T20 and he have 300s in test cricket also. Let’s talk about some amazing facts about this masterpiece!
Dhoni once accused him. This is how Sehwag replied :
Dhoni once accused him for being a slow fielder. Then he replied Dhoni in this spectacular fashion.
Sehwag was banned in his Test Debut Match :
His debut test match was against South Africa at Bloemfontein, Nov 3-6, 2001, but it didn’t turned out the best for him in debut. He was banned by the MATCH REFEREE Mike Denness for over appealing more than required in that match.
Promised Laxman :
He had promised VVS Laxman before his debut that he will not miss a 300 like Laxman did at Eden Gardens, Kolkata when he dismissed on 281. So after reaching the milestone in Multan, he raised his bat towards VVS, as a reminder of that promise to him.
I am signing it on the back :
A fan walked up to him to get his bat autographed by Viru. Sehwag signed on the back side of the bat and said, “If I sign it on the front side, you will never play with it anymore. So I am signing it on the back. Best of luck!”
Booed by many Bangladeshi Cricket Fans :
Sehwag’s comment on Bangladesh Cricket Team as a “mere ordinary team” earned him quite a lot of hatred from the Bangladeshi Cricket Supporters. As a result, after winning a Test Match against Bangladesh, he had to go through a lot of bantering and Boeing while he was on his way for the post match conference.
He is a Software Engineer :
Apart from cricket, he is a software engineer and his name is Girish Mallenahally.
The legend of cricket Sachin Tendulkar once said that he always seeks motivation from Viru, when he was in “nervous 90s”.
Most epic sense of humor :
Considering his recent friendly banters with Shoib Akhtar in commentary box, it certainly seems that he doesn’t miss any opportunity to pull the leg of his friends!
He is a complete entertainer. And the most interesting fact is that he took his international retirement on his birthday!