One of the most amazing and record breaking cricketer is celebrating his 35th birthday today. Any guesses? Let me give you this hint – he holds the distinction of being one of three batsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket and the only one to score two triple centuries. Yes, he is none other than our very own Nawab Of Najafgarh, Virender Sehwag.
On his birthday let us know a little bit more about this Nawab of Indian cricket team!
1. So unpredictable
Every Virender Sehwag fan in this world will believe that he never play by the books and is unpredictable in nature.
2. Too many records
Virender Sehwag has a number of records. He has the record for the Fastest Triple century – 300 of 278 balls. He is the only Indian cricketer and the third batsman in history to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket. He also holds the record for the fastest century in ODI cricket by an Indian – 100 runs off 60 balls.
3.Too many names
We all know the common names of the cricketer. Some people call him Viru and some call him Nawab of Najafgarh. However, to add to the list we do have Najafgarh Tendulkar and Sultan of Multan owing to the amazing feat of scoring a triple century in the Samsung cup 2004. The match took place in Multan in Pakistan.
4. Alternative career option
If not cricket then Viru would have most probably found a career in pharmacy business for farmer seeds. Shocking!
5. Other sports
He loves to play tennis, badminton, table tennis, Lawn tennis and pool for fun, of course.
6. Love for music
He has a unique taste in music. Some of his preferred singers and lyricists are Kishore Kumar, MD Rafi, Lata Mangeskar, Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu.
7. Pet Peeves
Yes, he has got his own share of pet peeves when it comes to bowlers that he has to face, such as McGrath, Flemming and Shoaib Akhtar.
8. Favorite batsman
Sachin Tendulkar – end of discussion.
9. Kotla bound
Ferozshah Kotla is one of his favorite stadiums. He considers it to be his lucky place.
10. Pure vegetarian
He looks all strong and bulky but his diet includes all vegeterian items. He owns few vegetarian restaurants too.
11. The love for kheer
Talking about food, Kheer is his all time favorite food and he can have it anytime. Though the fitness schedule hardly allows him, but still he manages to have one or two spoons every-time it is made in the house.
12. Wisden Praise
He was honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2008 for his outstanding performance.
13. Man of the match
He has won 14 Man of The Match awards in ODI format of the game. Not easy!
14. Entertainer in Indian cricket team
Not only by his batting, but Viru is also known as a great entertainer off the field and in the dressing room. His instant reactions and jokes leave the team in splits.
15. Positive, always
He is one of the most positive cricketer India has ever seen. Be his low phase or high phase, his game remains constant. He believes if ball is to be hit, nobody can stop it.
So all the fans out there, pour in your wishes for the big guy. Write your birthday wishes along with one of his batting memories in the comments section below.