Virender Sehwag is an Indian cricketer, he is treated as one of the most hard-hitting opening batsman of all time. He was born on October 20, 1978 at Najafgarh, Delhi, India. His parents are 'Krishan' and 'Krishna Sehwag'. Sehwag married 'Aarti Ahlawat' on April 2004, this pair having teo sons names are 'Aryavir' and 'Vedant'. He completed schooling at Arora Vidya School in Delhi, he completed his graduation at Jamia Milia Islamia.
Sehwag was born in a Jat family from Haryana, he spent his childhood in a bungalow in a joint family, with siblings, uncles, aunts and sixteen cousins. Sehwag made his debut for Delhi cricket team in first class cricket in the 1997–98. He was selected to the North Zone cricket team for the Duleep Trophy the following 1998–99. He was then selected for the U-19 team which toured South Africa.
Sehwag's ODI career started poorly when he scored 1 against Pakistan in Mohali in April 1999 when he fell lbw to 'Shoaib Akhtar'. His bowling performance was also ineffective and expensive and conceding 35 runs off 3 overs. He did not get another chance in the national team for 20 months.
Sehwag holds multiple records for the highest score made by an Indian batsman in Test Cricket with 319 runs, which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket as well as the fastest 250 runs by any batsman. Sehwag also came very close to world record of scoring three triple centuries in test cricket so at presently he shared the record with two other batsman of scoring two triple century in test cricket. But he is the only test cricketer to score two triple centuries and taken five wicket in an inning. He also holds the record of scoring fastest century by an Indian batsman in ODI. He has achieved the feet in March 2009 against New Zealand in just 60 balls.
Sehwag was the captain of the Delhi Daredevils in the first two edition of Indian Premier League, before he quit the position to concentrate more on his batting transferring it to 'Gautam Gambhir'. The fourth edition of IPL, he was the only player to be retained by the franchise, again as captain of the Delhi Daredevils. Sehwag again led the team in the fifth edition of the league, where he made the record of being the only batsman to score five consecutive half centuries in T20s.
Playing style of Sehwag
Sehwag playing style is 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. He is frequently Commend by commentators for his extremely strong 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.
Sehwag is often noted for his extremely attacking style of batting, and in 2005 he was described by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack as the "most exciting opener in the world" due to his aggressive style in Test matches, his strike rate being inferior only to that of Adam Gilchrist and Shahid Afridi.