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Virender Sehwag 20 October 1978, in Delhi) also known as "Viru" is an Indian cricketer (batsman) and member of the Indian national cricket team since 1999 (one-dayers) and 2001 (Tests). An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of Sports &ndash most notably Cricket and Baseball during For other uses see Stump (disambiguation Stump is a term used in the Sport of Cricket where has three different meanings Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Delhi (दिल्ली ਦਿੱਲੀ دلی d̪ɪlːiː sometimes referred to as Dilli) is the second largest metropolis of India, with a population India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Mike Powell cricketerjpg|thumb|200px| Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell]] A batsman in the sport of Cricket is depending on context Any The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. Note Most of the information here pertains to men's cricket ODI matches are also played in Women's cricket. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations He is an extremely attacking right-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off-spin bowler. He is the record holder for the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket in a single innings (319), the fastest triple century in Test cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls) and is the only Indian to score a triple century in Test Cricket. In the Sport of Cricket, a Batsman reaches his century when he scores 100 or more runs in the Innings. He is one of the only three players to have scored two triple hundreds, along with Don Bradman and Brian Lara. Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001 often referred to as The Don, was an Australian Cricketer widely Brian Charles Lara (born 2 May 1969 ( nicknamed, "The Prince of Port-of-Spain" "The Prince of Trinidad" or simply "The Prince" is a(born
He was appointed as vice-captain of the Indian team under Rahul Dravid in October 2005, until poor form saw him replaced by V. V. S. Laxman in December 2006 as Test vice captain and January 2007 saw him dropped from the ODI team and later from the test team as well. Rahul Sharad Dravid ( Kannada:ರಾಹುಲ್ ಶರದ್ ದ್ರಾವಿಡ Marathi:राहुल शरद द्रविड) (b Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman (born November 1 1974 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) better known as VVS Laxman, is an Indian cricketer  During his term as Vice-captain, Sehwag skippered the team in place of injured Dravid in 2 ODIs and 1 Test Match.
The son of a grain merchant, Sehwag spent his childhood in a bungalow in a joint family with siblings, uncles, aunts and sixteen cousins. Complex Family is a generic term for any family structure involving more than two adults Though now settled in New Delhi, the Sehwag family hailed from Haryana. Haryana (हरियाणा Punjabi: ਹਰਿਆਣਾ hərɪjaːɳaː is a state in northern India. Sehwag was the third of four children born to father Krishan and mother Krishna Sehwag, with two older sisters Manju, Anju and younger brother Vinod. His father attributes his interest in cricket to a toy bat which he was given when he was seven months old He attended Arora Vidya School in Delhi, and pestered his parents to let him play cricket, on the basis that he was not academically gifted.  His father tried to end his career when he broke a tooth as a child in 1990, but Sehwag evaded the ban with the help of his mother
Sehwag made his debut for Delhi cricket team in first class cricket in the 1997-98 season. The Delhi cricket team is one of the first-class Cricket teams that plays in India 's domestic competition the Ranji Trophy. He was selected to the North Zone cricket team for the Duleep Trophy the following 1998-99 season, ending fifth in the total runscoring list. The North Zone cricket team is a first-class Cricket team that represents northern India in the Duleep Trophy. The Duleep Trophy is a domestic First-class cricket competition played in India between teams representing geographical zones of India  The following year he was fourth on the Duleep Trophy run scoring list, including a 274, the highest score of the competition.  This was attained against South Zone at Agartala in just 327 balls, and followed a rapid 187 from just 175 in a Ranji Trophy match against Punjab. The South Zone cricket team is a first-class Cricket team that represents southern India in the Duleep Trophy. Agartala ( Bengali: আগরতলা Agortôla) is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. The Punjab cricket team is the official first-class Cricket team that represents the Indian state of Punjab.  He was then selected for the U-19 team national team, which toured South Africa.  He was seventh in the 2000-01 season with two centuries, but his consistency earned the attention of selectors and he became a regular member of the national team in mid 2001.
Since his international career started, he has continued to play for Delhi in the domestic competition whilst he is not occupied with international duty and has captained North Zone to victory in the Deodhar Trophy in 2004-05 and 2005-06. The current List A cricket competition in Indian domestic cricket is the Deodhar Trophy.  He also had a short stint with Leicestershire in county cricket in 2003, but a back injury lead to a mutual termination of the contract. Leicestershire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic Cricket structure representing the historic 
Sehwag's ODI career started poorly when he scored 1 against Pakistan in Mohali in April 1999. Note Most of the information here pertains to men's cricket ODI matches are also played in Women's cricket. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. Mohali (ਮੋਹਾਲੀ मोहाली mōhālī) is a city adjacent to Chandigarh, 18th District in Punjab, India. His bowling performance was also ineffective and expensive, conceding 35 runs off 3 overs. 
Sehwag wasn't given another match until the home series against Zimbabwe in December 2000. The Zimbabwean cricket team is a national Cricket team representing Zimbabwe. Sehwag rose to prominence in his fourth ODI match in March 2001 when he scored 58 off 54 balls, against Australia in Bangalore. The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. Bangalore ( officially Bengaluru ( Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Combined with his three wickets, he help earn India a victory and was awarded his first man of the match award.  He followed this with an unproductive tour of Zimbabwe in mid 2001.
Sehwag had his international breakthrough in Sri Lanka in August 2001 when he was promoted to the opening slot for the tri-series also involving New Zealand. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The promotion to open the innings came because regular opener Sachin Tendulkar was absent due to a foot injury.  In the match against New Zealand that was to decide the finalist, he scored his maiden century from 69 balls. The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps or BLACKCAPS, played their first Test in 1929-30 against England in Christchurch  The century is the second fastest ODI century for an Indian behind Mohammad Azharuddin's 62 ball effort, also against New Zealand. Mohammad Azharuddin (born 8 February 1963 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) is a former captain of the Indian cricket team. This was his first score beyond 50 in ten matches and saw him named man of the match. This performance earned him a regular spot in the ODI squad in the middle-order. An innings of note in 2002 was the 22 ball half-century against Kenya in Bloemfontein, tying the second fastest 50 by an Indian. The Kenya national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Kenya in international Cricket matches Goodyear Park is a multi-use Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
With Ganguly's injury in the India-England ODI Series in January 2002, Sehwag received another opportunity to open the innings which he seized by scoring 82 from 64 balls in Kanpur in an eight-wicket Indian victory. Kanpur ( Hindi: कानपुर Urdu: کان پور spelled as Cawnpore before 1948 is one of the most populous cities in the north India  With good performances as opener, Sehwag was made a permanent fixture at the top of the innings. Sachin Tendulkar, who opened in the England ODI series, was moved to middle order - a strategy that reaped dividends for India in 2002 in ODI matches. The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. In the England series and the preceding tour to South Africa, he compiled 426 runs at 42. 6 with four half-centuries .
After modest returns on the tours of the West Indies and England in early and mid 2002, he scored 271 runs at 90. 33 in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka, with two man of the match performances. The 2002 ICC Champions Trophy is a Cricket tournament that was held in Sri Lanka in 2002. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island After running out Ian Blackwell, he was involved in a 192 run partnership with Ganguly, scoring 126 from 104 balls to help set up an eight wicket victory against England in a group match. Ian David Blackwell (born June 10, 1978 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire) is an English cricketer  He then scored 58 from 54 balls and took 3/25 including two wickets in the final over to help defeat South Africa by 10 runs to help India progress to the final. The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas are a national Cricket team representing South Africa
In late 2002 he scored an unbeaten 114 from 82 balls that included a 196 run partnership with Ganguly to lead India to a nine wicket win over the West Indies in Rajkot. Rajkot (રાજકોટ राजकोट Rājkot) is the 4th largest city in the state of Gujarat, India.  He was the only batsman score a century in the 7 match New Zealand ODI Series where he made two centuries - 108 in Napier in an Indian defeat and 112 in Auckland in a one-wicket victory. The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps or BLACKCAPS, played their first Test in 1929-30 against England in Christchurch
Virender Sehwag had a mediocre 2003 Cricket World Cup, scoring 299 runs at an average of 27, he top scored with 82 in the loss against Australia in the final. The 2003 Cricket World Cup ( Official name: ICC Cricket World Cup 2003) was played in South Africa from February 9 to March 24. 
Later in 2003, he scored his fourth century and earned MoM award against New Zealand in Hyderabad, scoring 130 and putting on a 182 run partnership with Tendulkar, to lay the foundations for a 145 run victory.  In spite of it, Sehwag struggled for consistency in 2003 and 2003/04 ODI series where he had only one century and 3 fifties, two against minnows - Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and one against Pakistan, in 22 matches. The Bangladeshi cricket team, also known as "The Tigers", is a national Cricket team representing Bangladesh. The Zimbabwean cricket team is a national Cricket team representing Zimbabwe. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan.
Even with his inconsistent form, he earned 3 MoM awards in 2004 and 2004/05 ODI season with one award each against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In the match against Pakistan in Kochi he scored 108 off 95 balls, his first century in eighteen months which set up a 95 run victory. 
Sehwag then started a two year streak without a century in ODIs, as well as having his ODI tour of Pakistan in early 2006 curtailed due to a shoulder injury.  His drought in limited overs cricket has puzzled cricket experts because of the consistent performances in Test matches with a high scoring rate has not translated into significant contributions in the ODI format of the game. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations  Sehwag was dropped from the ODI Squad for the WI-IND 4 Match ODI series. The West Indian cricket team toured India for 4-match ODI series from January 21, 2007 to January 31, 2007. With debate over whether he needs to be included in the 2007 Cricket World Cup squad, captain Dravid's insistence on his retention paved the way to being named in the world cup squad. The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a Men 's Cricket Tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007 using the sport's Rahul Sharad Dravid ( Kannada:ರಾಹುಲ್ ಶರದ್ ದ್ರಾವಿಡ Marathi:राहुल शरद द्रविड) (b  However, despite this assurance, Sehwag's form has continued to decline, and he has now failed to pass 17 in his last seven games. India have won only two of those games.
Sehwag started the 2007 World Cup in poor form, only being picked for the side because of Rahul Dravid's wishes. He scored poorly in the first group match but bounced back to hit a magnificent 114 from 87 deliveries against lowly ranked Bermuda. The Indian team scored 413-5, the highest team total in a World Cup match, and went on to win the match but this was their only win in the tournament.
In ODI cricket, Sehwag has enjoyed the most success against New Zealand, scoring four of his eight centuries against them, whilst averaging 45 in 16 games. Sehwag's worst record is against world champions Australia, against whom he averages only 22 in 17 games, with just two half centuries. Sehwag's scoring rate is extremely quick, at 96. 76 runs per 100 balls (it is exceeded only by six current players, only one of whom has played 100 matches), but his average is a fairly ordinary 31. 50. His average is highest whilst playing in New Zealand, and is higher in the subcontinent and Oceania than in other places. He has had more success in run chases, averaging four more than when batting first, as well as scoring five of his eight centuries in run chases. He has led India on three occasions, due to the unavailability of Dravid due to illness, injury or rotation policy.
Sehwag's maiden century in mid-2001 in Sri Lanka was not enough to gain selection in the Test team for the corresponding series.  Sehwag made his Test debut in late 2001 in the First Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein as a middle-order batsman. The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas are a national Cricket team representing South Africa Bloemfontein (ˈbluːmfɒnteɪn Afrikaans and Dutch for "spring of Bloem (bloom" He scored 105 on debut despite the South African win.  He was given a one match suspension by ICC match referee Mike Denness for overappealing in the Second Test in Port Elizabeth, which lead to political dispute amongst the ICC and the two countries. Michael Henry Denness (born 1 December 1940, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire) is a former Scottish Cricketer who played for He returned for the home series in 2001-02 against England and Zimbabwe. The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. The Zimbabwean cricket team is a national Cricket team representing Zimbabwe. After scoring two half-centuries in the preceding series, he was promoted to a makeshift-opener on the 2002 England tour after the failure of previous openers and an experiment with wicket-keeper Deep Dasgupta. Deep Dasgupta (born June 7, 1977, Kolkata, Bengal) is an Indian Cricketer who played in 8 Tests and 5 He scored 84 in the new role at Lord's and then a century in the Second Test at Trent Bridge, and has batted there in Test matches ever since. Lord's Cricket Ground (generally known as Lord's) is a cricket Trent Bridge is a Test, One-day international and County Cricket ground located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, He scored his maiden home-century of 147 in the First Test against the West Indies in the 2002-03 home season in Mumbai, which was at the time his top score in Test matches, earning him his first man of the match award. The West Indian cricket team, also known colloquially as The Windies or The West Indies, is a multi-national Cricket team representing Mumbai ( Marathi:,, IPA: formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial  After a poor tour to New Zealand, he scored passed 50 for the first time in 9 innings when he scored 130 in a Test at Mohali against New Zealand in late 2003 . Mohali (ਮੋਹਾਲੀ मोहाली mōhālī) is a city adjacent to Chandigarh, 18th District in Punjab, India.
He then scored 195 against Australia on Boxing Day 2003 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, as well as many other members of the Commonwealth  His dismissal on the first afternoon lead to an Indian collapse and eventual defeat. 
In early 2004, he became the only Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket, with 309 against Pakistan in the First Test in Multan, beating V. V. S. Laxman's previous Indian record and helping India to a total of 5/675, the highest ever against Pakistan. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. ( Urdu:, Punjabi ملتان، ਮੁਲਤਾਨ is a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan and capital of Multan District Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman (born November 1 1974 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) better known as VVS Laxman, is an Indian cricketer  India went on to win by an innings, with Sehwag named man of the match.  He also scored 90 in the Second Test defeat in Lahore and was named man of the series for his efforts after being the highest run scorer and average for the series. ( lahor is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi.  He later auctioned the bat with which he made the triple century, for Rs. 70,000, to aid in relief efforts for the tsunami victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. A tsunami ((tsuːˈnɑːmi is a series of waves created when The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea Earthquake that occurred at 005853 UTC on December 26 2004 with an Epicentre off the west coast of
In the First Test of the 2004 Border Gavaskar Trophy in Bangalore, Sehwag was fined for showing "serious dissent" towards umpire Billy Bowden following an LBW dismissal. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is a Test cricket series played between India and Australia. Bangalore ( officially Bengaluru ( Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Brent Fraser "Billy" Bowden (born 11 April 1963) is an international Cricket Umpire from New Zealand and is known for his  Replays showed that he had hit the ball off the middle of his bat onto his leg, which later lead to an apology from Bowden.  Sehwag scored 155 in the Chennai test match to set up a triple figure lead for the Indians, but the match was rained out on the final day with the Indians requiring 229 for victory.  In the home series against South Africa that year, he scored 164 in the drawn First Test in Kanpur, and 88 in the Second in Kolkata, which India won to claim the series. Kanpur ( Hindi: कानपुर Urdu: کان پور spelled as Cawnpore before 1948 is one of the most populous cities in the north India Sehwag was again named man of the series. 
Sehwag failed on the tour of Bangladesh, but on the 2005 home series against Pakistan, he scored 173 in Mohali, 81 in Kolkata and then 201 in Bangalore, totalling 544 runs at an average of 90. Mohali (ਮੋਹਾਲੀ मोहाली mōhālī) is a city adjacent to Chandigarh, 18th District in Punjab, India. Bangalore ( officially Bengaluru ( Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. 66 to win the man of the series award. He passed the 3000 run mark in Tests during the Bangalore Test, becoming the fastest Indian to reach the mark in terms of innings played.  His performances over the preceding 12 months earned him selection in the ICC Test Team of the Year as well as nomination for Test player of the year. 
He earned selection for the ICC World XI which played Australia in the 2005 ICC Super Series, where he top scored in the first innings with 76. The ICC Super Series 2005 was a cricket series played in Australia in October 2005 and featuring some of the world's best cricketers He attracted some criticism at the end of 2005, having failed to pass 50 in four Tests against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. He also missed the Second Test against Sri Lanka in Delhi due to illness, but returned to the team in the following match in Ahmedabad and captained the Indians to victory whilst Rahul Dravid was ill. Delhi (दिल्ली ਦਿੱਲੀ دلی d̪ɪlːiː sometimes referred to as Dilli) is the second largest metropolis of India, with a population Ahmedabad (અમદાવાદ Amdāvād, Hindi: अहमदाबाद) is the largest city in Rahul Sharad Dravid ( Kannada:ರಾಹುಲ್ ಶರದ್ ದ್ರಾವಿಡ Marathi:राहुल शरद द्रविड) (b 
Sehwag scored his first century in a year when he compiled 254 against Pakistan in the First Test in Lahore in January 2005, the highest ever Test score at a strike rate of over 100 and the second fastest double century ever. ( lahor is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi.  In doing so he was involved in a 410 run partnership with captain Rahul Dravid, the highest ever against Pakistan and in Pakistan, and just four short of a new world record opening partnership in Test matches.  Sehwag went on to lampoon the Pakistani attack lead by Shoaib Akhtar. Shoaib Akhtar ( Urdu:) (born 13 August 1975 in Rawalpindi, Punjab) is a Pakistani Cricketer and is the fastest  Sehwag however failed to pass 50 in the following two Tests against Pakistan, and aside from a 76* in the Second Test in Mohali against England, fell seven times for less than 20 runs to the new ball , leading criticism of his position in the team. Mohali (ਮੋਹਾਲੀ मोहाली mōhālī) is a city adjacent to Chandigarh, 18th District in Punjab, India. 
During the 2006 West Indies tour, Sehwag narrowly missed out on scoring a century in the opening session of the Second Test in St Lucia, ending with 99 at the interval. Saint Lucia (ˌseɪnt ˈluːʃɪə is an Island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean.  He went on to compile 180 in just 190 balls, and also collected four wickets for the match to be named man of the match.  Although Sehwag had collected more than 50 wickets in ODIs, he was substantially used as a Test bowler for the first time on the West Indies tour, taking nine wickets in the first two Test matches when he was used in the absence of off-spinner Harbhajan Singh as India opted to only use one specialist spinner. Harbhajan Singh (ਹਰਭਜਨ ਸਿੰਘ born 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India) is an Indian Cricketer A specialist  He had previously only three wickets at Test level . He was also fined in the First Test for excessive appealing. 
Poor form saw Sehwag being dropped from the Test team in 2007. In December 2007, he was recalled for India's tour of Australia after being omitted form the list of probables,  due to calls for for his return by several commentators, most notably Ian Chappell . Ian Michael Chappell (born 26 September 1943 is a former Cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia.
. Though he was omitted from the team for the first two matches, he was picked for the third Test at the WACA in Perth after scoring a century in a tour match against the ACT Invitational XI . The WACA (pronounced wakka) is a sports Stadium in Perth Western Australia. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. He played a key part in India's victory, making 72 runs at a brisk pace and taking 2 crucial wickets  He scored a match-saving 151 in the second innings of the fourth Test in Adelaide. Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a This was his first century in the second innings of a test match, and was notable in that he rejected his usual, aggressive batting style in favour of a more defensive approach which was the need of the hour.
Sehwag continued his good form against South Africa in the home series in April 2008, scoring 319 in the first Test in Chennai, having reached 300 off just 278 balls, the fastest triple century in test history. The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas are a national Cricket team representing South Africa The South African cricket team is touring India starting from March 2008 and playing 3 test matches. Sehwag became only the third batsman after Sir Donald Bradman and Brian Lara to score 2 triple centuries in Test Cricket. Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001 often referred to as The Don, was an Australian Cricketer widely Brian Charles Lara (born 2 May 1969 ( nicknamed, "The Prince of Port-of-Spain" "The Prince of Trinidad" or simply "The Prince" is a He scored 257 runs the third of the match, which was the most runs scored by an individual batsman on a single day of a Test match since 1954, when Dennis Compton made 273 runs on the second day of the Nottingham Test against Pakistan . Denis Charles Scott Compton CBE (23 May 1918 in Hendon, Middlesex – 23 April 1997 in Windsor, Berkshire) was an English Nottingham ( is a city in the Ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England.
He has a habit of making big centuries, with his last ten centuries having all been over 150, including two triple centuries and two further double centuries which surpassed Sir Donald Bradman's record of having seven consecutive centuries beyond 150. Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001 often referred to as The Don, was an Australian Cricketer widely 
He has been noted for his record against Pakistan, averaging over 90 against and in Pakistan, scoring four centuries against India's arch rivals. The disparity in his average in the first and second innings is often noted, being 68 and 25 and all but one of his eleven Test centuries having come in the first innings. His first innings average is second only to Sir Donald Bradman. Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001 often referred to as The Don, was an Australian Cricketer widely He has a particularly poor record against Bangladesh, considered the weakest team in world cricket, scoring 23 runs at an average of 11. 5 and also against Sri Lanka, against whom he averages 18. 66 in 2 matches. .
He was selected in the ICC World XI for the 2005 ICC Super Series against Australia in late 2005, but only managed 64 runs at an average of 21. The ICC Super Series 2005 was a cricket series played in Australia in October 2005 and featuring some of the world's best cricketers 33 . Earlier in 2005, he was selected for the Asian Cricket Council XI for the fundraising match against the ICC World XI in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The Asian Cricket Council was formed as the Asian Cricket Conference in 1983 to promote and develop the game of cricket within Asia The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea Earthquake that occurred at 005853 UTC on December 26 2004 with an Epicentre off the west coast of
Sehwag was often compared to Sachin Tendulkar in his early days due to the similar batting style, build and appearance.  He has acknowledged numerous times that he consciously attempted to model his playing style on Tendulkar's in his youth.
Sehwag's technique is often cited as being particularly unorthodox, often backing away (considered technically incorrect) to free his arms whilst playing his shots, in particular to cut or drive spinners inside out. He is frequently cited by commentators for his extremely strong (physically) square cutting and upper cutting and power through the off-side. He is also an excellent player of the late cut. In particular his tendency to strike the ball in the air and risk dismissal is a trait which has seen him noted for his chancy and adventurous mindset.  He is also noted for a relative lack of footwork, with his timing often attributed to his eyesight. Of late, Sehwag has shown a proclivity to be dismissed by inswing deliveries, something attributed to his leaden-footed batting style. An inswinger is a type of delivery in the Sport of Cricket. It is bowled by swing bowlers. He has also got dismissed playing the cut shot when the ball was too close to his body to cut, especially in limited over matches. 
Virender Sehwag is often noted for his extremely aggressive style of batting, and in 2005 he was described by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack as the "most exciting opener in the world" due to his consistency in Test matches, though his strike rate in Test cricket was inferior to that of Adam Gilchrist and Shahid Afridi. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971 Nicknamed Gilly or Church, is a retired Australian international Cricketer -->He Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi ( Pashto: صاحبزاده محمد شاهد خان اپرېدی Urdu:) born 1 March, 1980 in Sehwag has also been noted for his apparent disregard for the match situation, exhibited by aggressive batting even when his team is in a poor position or after being out manoeuvred by the bowler in the recent past.  This is a two-edged sword as it allows him to not be psychologically hindered by previous failures, but can also lead to excessive aggression.  He was quoted by Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer as a sophisticated slogger. Robert Andrew Woolmer ( 14 May 1948 – 18 March 2007) was an international Cricketer, professional Cricket coach and also 
As on 1 March 2007, Sehwag has an average of nearly 65 in the first innings of test matches where he has scored 3374 runs, 12 centuries and 8 fifties in 52 matches. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In the second innings, his average drops to 25 and has scored 781 runs and 4 fifties in 50 innings. The first and second innings difference of 40 runs is the one of the highest and indicates a lack of ability in dealing with more difficult batting conditions as the pitch deteriorates. However, his match-saving second-innings 151 against Australia at Adelaide during the 2007/8 Border-Gavaskar series, went a long way towards reparing that image.
In November 2001, Sehwag was involved in controversy in the Second Test match between India and South Africa at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, when he was given a one Test ban for "excessive appealing" by ICC Match referee Mike Denness. The incident in question concerns Cricket match referee Mike Denness, a former England player who found six India players guilty of various offences during Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas are a national Cricket team representing South Africa St George’s Park Cricket Ground or Crusaders Ground or simply Crusaders in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is the home of Port Elizabeth Cricket Michael Henry Denness (born 1 December 1940, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire) is a former Scottish Cricketer who played for He was one of six Indian players to be receive bans, four of which were suspended bans. The unprecedented severity of the bans precipitated an international cricketing, political and administrative crisis with the Indian cricket establishment threatened to call off the tour unless Mike Denness was removed as match referee from the third test match. ICC backed Mike Denness and the South African board backed the Indian cricket establishment and did not allow Mike Denness to enter the stadium on the first day of the third test match. The International Cricket Council (ICC is the international governing body of Cricket. ICC declared that the match was 'unofficial' and 'friendly five day match' and the series was officially declared as a 2 match series and South Africa as 1-0 winners. The subsequent England tour to India was placed in jeopardy when India picked Sehwag in the test squad. The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India.  Subsequent to this development, ICC issued a warning that any match with Sehwag in the cricket team will not be considered an "official" Test match until Sehwag had served his one match ban.  After negotiations with ECB and ICC and in general interest of cricket, Sehwag was dropped from the team for the first Test against England. 
Sehwag married Aarti Alhawat in April, 2004 under heavy security in a media publicized wedding which was hosted by Arun Jaitley, the union law minister of India at his residence. Arun Jaitley (born December 28, 1952 in New Delhi) is  The couple have a son, born on October 18th 2007. 
Sehwag is fondly referred to in the media as the Nawab of Najafgarh, Najafgarh being his home locality in Delhi. Najafgarh is located in New Delhi, India. In the southwestern part of Delhi, it is a mixture of Yadav, Jat and Brahmin Delhi (दिल्ली ਦਿੱਲੀ دلی d̪ɪlːiː sometimes referred to as Dilli) is the second largest metropolis of India, with a population A lifelong vegetarian, Sehwag owns a vegetarian eatery, Sehwag Favourites, which opened in late 2005 in the Fun Republic cineplex in Delhi, following the footsteps of his role model Sachin Tendulkar. The majority of the products on the menu are named after cricketing themes related to his memorable innings, such as Multan Ke Sultan Ki Tikdi, meaning dish for three persons, which alludes to his triple century in Multan and is priced at 309 rupees. There are plans to expand the chain across India with a second outlet already planned in Ludhiana. Ludhiana (ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ | लुधियाना is a city and a Municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Sehwag does charity work for UNICEF . The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946
|Virender Sehwag's Test Centuries|
|||105||1||South Africa||Bloemfontein, South Africa||Springbok Park||2001|
|||106||7||England||Nottingham, England||Trent Bridge||2002|
|||147||10||West Indies||Mumbai, India||Wankhede Stadium||2002|
|||130||16||New Zealand||Mohali, India||Punjab Cricket Association Stadium||2003|
|||195||19||Australia||Melbourne, Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground||2003|
|||309||21||Pakistan||Multan, Pakistan||Multan Cricket Stadium||2004|
|||155||25||Australia||Chennai, India||MA Chidambaram Stadium||2004|
|||164||28||South Africa||Kanpur, India||Green Park||2004|
|||173||32||Pakistan||Mohali, India||Punjab Cricket Association Stadium||2005|
|||201||34||Pakistan||Bangalore, India||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||2005|
|||254||40||Pakistan||Lahore, Pakistan||Gaddafi Stadium||2006|
|||180||47||West Indies||Gros Islet, St Lucia||Beausejour Stadium||2006|
|||151||54||Australia||Adelaide, Australia||Adelaide Oval||2008|
|||319||55||South Africa||Chennai, India||MA Chidambaram Stadium||2008|
|Virender Sehwag's One Day International Centuries|
|||100||15||New Zealand||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Sinhalese Sports Club||2001|
|||126||40||England||Colombo, Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium||2002|
|||114*||46||West Indies||Rajkot, India||Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground||2002|
|||108||52||New Zealand||Napier, New Zealand||McLean Park||2002|
|||112||56||New Zealand||Aukland, New Zealand||Eden Park||2003|
|||130||78||New Zealand||Hyderabad, India||Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium||2003|
|||108||108||Pakistan||Kochi, India||Nehru Stadium||2005|
|||114||169||Bermuda||Port of Spain, Trinidad||Queen's Park Oval||2007|
|1||India in Pakistan Test Series||2003/04||438 (3 Matches, 4 Innings, 1x100, 1x50); 6-0-27-0; 2 Catches|
|2||South Africa in India Test Series||2004/05||262 Runs (2 Matches, 3 Innings, 1x100, 2x50); 1 Catch|
|3||Pakistan in India Test Series||2004/05||544 Runs (3 Matches, 6 Innings, 2x100, 1x50); 5-2-14-0; 2 Catches|
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Season||Match Performance|
|1||West Indies||Wankhede, Mumbai||2002/03||1st Innings: 147 (24x4, 3x6); 2-0-7-0|
2nd Innings: 1 Catch
|2||Pakistan||Multan||2003/04||1st Innings: 309 (39x4, 6x6); 2-0-11-0|
2nd Innings: 3-0-8-0; 1 Catch
|3||Pakistan||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||2006||1st Innings: 254 (47x4, 1x6); 6-0-24-0|
|4||West Indies||Gros Islet, St Lucia||2006||1st Innings: 180 (20x4, 2x6); 16. The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas are a national Cricket team representing South Africa The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. The Indian cricket team is an international Cricket team representing India. The West Indian cricket team, also known colloquially as The Windies or The West Indies, is a multi-national Cricket team representing Ground Facts and Figures Capacity 40000 Floodlights Yes End names Garware Pavilion End Tata End Curator Sudhir The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. Multan Cricket Stadium is a multi-use Stadium in Multan, Pakistan. The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international Cricket team representing Pakistan. Gaddafi Stadium is a Test cricket ground in Lahore, Pakistan. The West Indian cricket team, also known colloquially as The Windies or The West Indies, is a multi-national Cricket team representing Beausejour Stadium is a Cricket ground located near Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. 1-5-33-3|
2nd Innings: 30-9-48-1
|5||South Africa||Chennai||2007/08||1st Innings: 319 (42x4, 5x6); 11-1-37-1|
2nd Innings: 22-2-55-1
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Season||Match Performance|
|1||Australia||Bangalore||2000/01||58 (54b, 8x4); 9-0-59-3|
|2||New Zealand||Colombo (SSC)||2001||100 (70b, 19x4, 1x6); 3-0-26-0|
|3||England||Kanpur||2001/02||82 (62b, 14x4); 1-0-9-0; 1 Catch|
|4||England||Colombo (RPS)||2002/03||126 (104b, 21x4, 1x6); 5-0-25-0|
|5||South Africa||Colombo (RPS)||2002/03||59 (58b, 10x4); 5-0-25-3|
|6||West Indies||Rajkot||2002/03||114* (82b, 17x4, 2x6); 6-0-29-0|
|7||New Zealand||Napier||2002/03||108 (119b, 9x4, 2x6)|
|8||New Zealand||Auckland||2002/03||112 (139b, 11x4, 3x6)|
|9||New Zealand||Hyderabad||2003/04||130 (134b, 15x4, 2x6)|
|10||Zimbabwe||Hobart||2003/04||90 (102b, 5x4, 5x6); 10-0-40-2; 1 Catch|
|11||Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||2004||81 (92b, 6x4, 2x6); 9-0-37-3|
|12||Bangladesh||Dhaka||2004/05||70 (52b, 9x4, 2x6); 6-1-31-0|
|13||Pakistan||Kochi||2004/05||108 (95b, 9x4, 3x6); 5-0-26-0|
|14||Bermuda||Port of Spain, Trinidad||2007||115 (87b, 17x4, 3x6); 5-0-15-0|