20 Oct 2019
A look at the sparkling records of Virender Sehwag
Former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag turned 41 this month.
The swashbuckling batsman was a real deal and his heroics will live on for generations.
Sehwag is known to have changed the dynamics of the opening position in Tests with his aggressive intent.
A man with two triple Test hundreds, Sehwag was one of a kind in Indian cricket.
Here are his achievements.
A look at Virender Sehwag's career stats
Sehwag amassed a whopping 8,586 runs in 104 Test matches.
He notched 23 tons and 32 fifties and had a healthy average of 49.34.
His 12-year Test career came to an end in 2013.
In ODI cricket, Sehwag showed his prowess as he played 251 matches.
He scored 8,273 runs with 15 tons and 38 fifties.
He also played 19 T20Is for India.
Happy Birthday Mr. Triple Centurion
Sehwag holds these records in Tests for India
In terms of Test runs for India, Sehwag is fifth on the list.
He is also the fifth Indian to amass 8,500-plus runs in Test cricket.
Sehwag is the fourth-highest in terms of career Test tons for India after Sachin Tendulkar (51), Rahul Dravid (36), Sunil Gavaskar (34) and Virat Kohli (26).
He holds an unwanted record of 16 Test ducks alongside Kapil Dev.
Sehwag achieved these records as well
His 309 versus Pakistan was the first triple ton ever by any Indian.
After this landmark, he came to be known as 'Multan ka Sultan'.
The aggressive batsman was the second Indian to hit a double century in ODI cricket after Sachin Tendulkar.
Sehwag is the ninth-highest ODI run-scorer for Team India (7,995).
Sehwag has these records in terms of partnership runs
Sehwag and Tendulkar have the ninth-highest partnership runs in ODI cricket (4,387).
The two have the fourth-highest tally in terms of partnership runs for Team India.
Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir amassed the eighth-highest partnership runs in Test cricket (4,412).
They also have the second-best tally by an Indian pair.
Tendulkar and Dravid (6,920) lead the charts in Test cricket.
Sehwag in elite company with this special feat
Sehwag scored four double hundreds and two triple tons in Test cricket. He holds the joint-best record for the most triple tons in Tests alongside Don Bradman, Chris Gayle and Brian Lara (2 each).
Sehwag belongs to this special club
Sehwag boasts of a rare feat to have scored a double century in both ODIs and Tests. He shares the record alongside Tendulkar, Gayle and Rohit Sharma.