Virender Sehwag announces retirement from International Cricket [ Current Affairs ]

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About Virender Sehwag: Sehwag was born on 20 October 1978 in New Delhi. He had started his international cricket career in 1999 after playing his first One Day International against Pakistan. He joined the Indian test team in the year 2001.

  • In his outstanding career, he had scored 17, 253 international runs in total of all formats.
  • He had played 251 ODI matches and scored 8273 runs.
  • He played 104 test matches and scored 8, 586 runs. His score is counted at fifth position in India’s all - time list.
  • He had sometimes captained India team in 12 ODIs between 2003 and 2012 and 4 Tests matches between 2005 and 2012.
  • Sehwag was a part of the Indian cricket team that had concluded runner up in 2003 ICC World Cup and also part of Indian cricket team that won the 2011 ICC World Cup.

Awards achieved:

  • He has been presented the Arjuna Award in 2002.
  • He was awarded the ICC Test Player of the Year in 2010.
  • He was also awarded the Padma Shree in the year 2010.

About his retirement:

  • World - class Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • This announcement comes after more than two - and - a-half years after his last Test match for India in March 2013 against Australia in Hyderabad.
  • He made the announcement in advance of joining the Masters Champions League, which is a new league in the UAE presenting retired cricketers.
  • Sehwag’s decision comes two days after one of his equals Zaheer Khan also decided to take retirement from international cricket.

- Published on: October 20, 2015