Thursday, January 6, 2011

Virender Sehwag - Rare Photo Collection

Virender Sehwag (born October 20, 1978, Delhi) is an Indian cricketer (batsman) and member of the Indian national cricket team since 1998 (one-dayers) and 2001 (Tests). He was giving the vice-captaincy of the Indian team on July 18, 2005.

The son of a "grain hawker", Virender spent his childhood in a Bunglow in a joint family with siblings, uncles, aunts and 16 cousins.

Sehwag married Arti Alhawat in April, 2004 under heavy security in a media publicized wedding. Sehwag is fondly referred to in the media as the Prince of Najafgarh, Najafgarh being his home locality in Delhi.

He is often compared to Sachin Tendulkar in his early days due to the similar batting style.

In ODI cricket, he is known for his aggressive, dazzling batting style, and does not hesitate to play unorthodox shots. He is at his element in the first 15 overs of the one-day game, dispatching the ball to the fence with ease and panache. It has been noted that his technique is very similar to Sachin Tendulkar, with whom he forms a most dangerous and equally entertaining opening pair. Sehwag is also a useful spin bowler.

He has scored over 6645 ODI runs at a strike rate of 102.01 runs per 100 balls which makes him one of the fastest batsmen in the world. (Cricinfo He has also scored over 10244 runs in first-class cricket at an average of more than 48.54 with 29 first class centuries.