ICC Hall of Famer Sachin Tendulkar hailed his long-time opening partner Virender Sehwag on his birthday, as the Master Blaster took to reveal the explosive opener's mantra both on and off the field. For a long time, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag opened the innings for India across all formats and have stitched many memorable partnerships together for India. Sachin Tendulkar revealed that Sehwag's mantra included smashing the ball on the field and cracking jokes off the field. Recently
Cracking the ball on the field and cracking jokes off it has always been your mantra! Janamdin Mubarak Viru. pic.twitter.com/bf49XXNjK0— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2019
Tributes and wishes poured in for former Indian opener Virender Sehwag as fans and former cricketers hailed the 'most dangerous batsman of all-era' on his birthday. The explosive opener from Delhi amassed 8586 runs in Tests and 8273 runs in ODIs during his international career that spanned for over two decades. If there was one Indian batsman who terrified the bowlers as long as he was in the crease, it was Virender Sehwag. Moments of Virender Sehwag scoring a triple ton in Pakistan where he stood tall with a 309-run knock at Multan in 2003 will be etched in the memories of die-hard cricket fans along with many other such moments that he has contributed to in his record-studded career. Members of the cricketing fraternity and netizens hailed Virender Sehwag as one of the most entertaining batsman across all formats of the game, as they took to social media to wish their beloved 'Viru paaji'.
8️⃣5️⃣8️⃣6️⃣ Test runs at a strike rate of 8️⃣2️⃣ 🤯— ICC (@ICC) October 20, 2019
Happy birthday to Virender Sehwag! pic.twitter.com/3p8Ubilmi4