Former Indian team opener Virender Sehwag is celebrating his 43rd birthday today. He is counted among the most explosive batsmen in the world. He used to bat in a stormy manner in Test cricket, ODI cricket and T20. Bowlers’ condition used to worsen in bowling in front of Viru. Viru and Shoaib Akhtar, the former dangerous fast bowler of Pakistan, often used to see war in the field. Apart from bat and ball, verbal warfare was also seen between these two in the field. On Sehwag’s birthday, let us tell you one such incident.
In the year 2004, the Indian team was on a tour of Pakistan. During this, Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar were face to face in a match. During Viru’s batting, Akhtar was deliberately troubling him by saying after every ball, ‘Chowka maar ke dikha, chauka maar ke dikha’. When Shoaib repeatedly did this, Sehwag retorted and replied that you are bowling or begging. Its Sehwag also hit a four on his ball. Akhtar’s speech stopped with Sehwag’s reply.
Talking about Virender Sehwag’s Test career, he has scored 8586 runs in 104 Test matches. He has a total of 23 centuries in Tests including 2 triple centuries, 6 double centuries. At the same time, in One Day International cricket, he has scored 8273 runs in 251 matches, in which he has scored one double century and 15 centuries. In 19 T20 Internationals, Sehwag has scored 394 runs with the bat. He has 40 wickets in Test cricket and 96 wickets in One Day International cricket.