There can be many arguments regarding flat pitches and plummeting quality of bowling, but even then, quality returns at breakneck speed take some doing. Without doubt Sehwag’s achievements till date, irrespective of his longish slump in form, are incredible.
The Cricket Lounge’s Vaibhav Sharma lists 9 facts that every Virender Sehwag fan should know.
1) Virender Sehwag was named in World Test team in 2005, 2008, 2010 and was named in World One Day Team in 2009.
2) Virender Sehwag was named ‘ICC Test Player of the Year’ in 2010.
3) Virender Sehwag is the 36th Indian cricketer to receive the Arjuna Award.
4) Virender Sehwag was named ‘Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World’ in 2008 and 2009.
5) Virender Sehwag is amongst the few sportsmen to receive Padma Shri as he was the first Indian to hit two triple centuries in Tests.
6) Virender Sehwag has won ‘man of the series’ award 7 times in international cricket.
7) Virender Sehwag has won ‘man of the match’ award 29 times in international cricket.
8) Virender Sehwag holds the record for second and third ‘fastest double hundred’ in Test cricket ( 168 and 182 balls respectively).
9) Virender Sehwag holds the record for ‘fastest triple century’ in Test cricket (278 balls).