Virender Sehwag Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More


Virender Sehwag  Full Biography


Virender Sehwag was born in October 1978 in Najafgarh, Delhi. He is an Indian Cricketer. Sehwag played as an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and also bowled part-time right-arm off-spin. Sehwag made his debut for Delhi cricket team in first-class cricket in the 1997–98 season. He was also the captain of the Delhi Daredevils in the first two editions of the Indian Premier League. Sehwag’s ODI career started poorly when he scored 1 against Pakistan in Mohali in April 1999 when he fell lbw to Shoaib Akhtar. Sehwag married Aarti Ahlawat in April 2004. The couple has two sons, Aryavir, born on 18 October 2007, and Vedant, born in 2010.

Virender Sehwag biography
Source: Timesofindia

 Virender Sehwag Cricketer- Basic Information 

  • Name: Virender Sehwag
  • Nickname: Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh, Sultan of Multan
  • Role: Batsman
  • Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break

Virender Sehwag Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 170 cm
  • Weight (approx.): 63 kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life Of Virender Sehwag

  • Date of Birth: 20 October 1978
  • Age: 42 Years
  • Birth Place: Haryana, India
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  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Nationality: Indian
  • School: Arora Vidya School, Delhi
  • College: Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Educational Qualifications: Graduate
  • Net Worth: $40 Million = 250 Crores INR

 Family & Religion of Virender Sehwag

  • Father: Krishan Sehwag
  • Mother: Krishna Sehwag
  • Brother: Vinod
  • Sister: Manju & Anju
  • Coach/Mentor: AN Sharma
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Address: 14/5, Laxmi Garden, Najafgarh, New Delhi, India

Cricket Career Of Virender Sehwag 

International Debut

  • Test: 3 November 2001 against South Africa
  • ODI: 1 April 1999 against Pakistan
  • T20:1 December 2006 against South Africa
  • Jersey Number: #5 (IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders), #4 (India)
  • Domestic/State Teams: Delhi
  • Nature on the field: Calm

Batting Career 


Bowling Career


Source: Cricbuzz

Highlighted Records Of Virender Sehwag

1. He holds the record of highest score by any Indian player in an innings in Test Cricket, he scored 319 against South Africa in 2008.
2. He holds the record of hitting a fastest triple century in Test Cricket (278 balls)
3. He became the first Indian player to hit the triple-century in Test Cricket. He played amazing innings of 309 runs in 2004 against Pakistan in Multan, which is from where his nickname came- “Sultan of Multan”.
4. He became the fastest century scorer from India in 2009 (60 balls)

Virender Sehwag Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: listening to old Hindi songs of Kishor Kumar, Mohammed Rafi & lata Mangeshkar.
  • Favorite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Favorite Sportspersons: Not Known
  • Favorite Food: Kheer
  • Favorite Color: Not Known

Virender Sehwag Relationship Status

Virender Sehwag Family
Source: ESPNcricinfo
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Aarti Ahlawat
  • Marriage Date: April 2004
  • Children: Aryavir & Vedant

Controversies did by Virender Sehwag( Indian Cricketer )

  1. It has been noticed that there is a sort of cold war between Virender Sehwag & M.S. Dhoni
  2. Sehwag bashed at the Sri Lankan bowler Randiv in 2010 match when Sehwag was batting on 99 and only 1 run was required to win the game, Randiv bowled a no-ball of which Sehwag smashed a six but the six was not counted as the extra run ended the match, Sehwag was not knowing this rule so he celebrated his century but later he got to know that the six was not counted and Sehwag was left on 99*, Sehwag said that Randiv deliberately bowled that no ball as his foot was way outside the crease, he said that it is against the sporting spirit and such things should not happen.

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Lesser-Known Facts

  • During his training days in Delhi, he used to go to Firoz Shah Kotla stadium on Bajaj Chetak scooter.
  •  In his debut test match,  a match ban was given to him because of excessive appealing.
  • He just loves to eat “Kheer.”
  • He is the only Indian player and 3rd in the world to score 2 triple centuries in Test matches.
  • He holds the record to make the fastest triple century in Test cricket.
  • He made more centuries than half-centuries in Test cricket.

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