Virender Sehwag, the Nawab of Najafgarh wanting to be Sachin Tendulkar has constructed an extraordinary career with a grim pursuance. Often considered as one of the most destructive batsmen of the game, Sehwag is an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off spin bowler.
Sehwag made his debut in cricket in 1997-98 in Delhi cricket team. He was selected to the North Zone cricket team for the Duleep Trophy in 1998-99. Sehwag’s ODI career started in 1999 against Pakistan but his poor performance in the match didn’t let him allowed to play more for next 20 months. He was again given a chance to play in home series against Zimbabwe in 2000. He had his international breakthrough against Sri Lanka (New Zealand also) in 2001. In the match against New Zealand, the semi-final match, he scored his maiden century from 69 balls. This extraordinary performance earned him a permanent slot in the ODI squad in the middle-order.
Sehwag was appointed as vice-captain of the Indian team under Rahul Dravid. Sehwag played for Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League. Sehwag retired from all forms of International cricket on October 20, 2015.