Responding to the Board of Control of Cricket in India's (BCCI) wishes on his birthday, former Indian opener hailed the timing of the tribute - exactly at 12 AM. BCCI had shared one of Virender Sehwag's most memorable moment during the Test game in Chennai against South Africa in 2008 where he scored 319 runs, becoming the only Indian to score two triple centuries in Tests. As an explosive opening batsman, Virender Sehwag is known for playing brutal and fearless knocks and has often got the team off to a flying start with his dynamic batting. Reacting to BCCI's wishes, Virender Sehwag said that timing mattered the most and that he was impressed with the timing of BCCI's birthday wishes to him.
One of the most fast-paced games in a Test match that witnessed Virender Sehwag unleash his fury on South Africa's bowlers, as he played a masterful 319-run knock at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in 2008, is a moment that is to be relived on the former Indian opener's birthday. Virender Sehwag became the fourth batsman, along with Brain Lara, Don Bradman, and Chris Gayle, to score 2 triple centuries in his international Test career. Batting for over 150 hours in the excruciating Chennai heat, Virender Sehwag went berserk as he scored 319 off just 308 balls with a mammoth 42 boundaries and five sixes. Despite the match being drawn, all eyes were on Virender Sehwag for his spectacular knock, another one that remains etched in the memorie3s of Indian cricket fans.
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 batsmen across all formats of the game, as they took to social media to wish their beloved 'Viru paaji'.Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who is known for his heart-warming attitude and figure of speech, hailed current Test opener, Mayank Agarwal, as he responded to his wishes. Mayank Agarwal took to Twitter to wish Virender Sehwag on his birthday and hailed the former opener as a constant source of motivation. Responding to his wishes, Virender Sehwag heaped praises on Mayank Agarwal and said that he was in return motivating the former opener along with the fans for seizing the opportunity and putting runs on the board.