37 years old Virender Sehwag, one of the India’s greatest opener batsman who announced his resignation from international cricket as well as from the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
“When I will go back to India, I will think about it and will officially announce my retirement from all international cricket and all forms of the game. You will get all information very soon.”
In a glorious international career spanning over 12 years, the batsman nicknamed the ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ played 104 Tests scoring 8586 runs at an
Average of 49.34, hitting 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries. He is the only triple centurion in Tests for India having scored a quickfire 309 against Pakistan at Multan, which is also an Indian record. He is also one of those rare batsmen to have scored two triple tons, with his next one (319) coming against South Africa. Don Bradman, Chris Gayle, and Brian Lara are the only others to have scored a triple century twice in Test matches.
In 251 ODIs, he accumulated 8273 runs at an average of 35.05 and scored 15 hundreds apart from hitting 38 fifties. In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, he managed 394 runs with two half-centuries. He has been a part of two World Cup winning teams under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership — 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.