Virender Sehwag turns 42 today. The name needs no introduction. Often credited with redefining the role of an opener in Test cricket, Sehwag went on to carve a storied career with his inimitable style of batsman that banked on a simple idea: see ball, hit the ball.
When the Delhi batsman Virender Sehwag burst onto the scene, he drew comparisons with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. While he was known for his quick scoring rate, Sehwag tasted success in red-ball cricket as well as scoring two triple-centuries.
In 2003, Sehwag became the first Indian to hit a triple-century. And four years later, he broke the record for the quickest triple-ton – off 278 balls. His 319 against South Africa remains the highest score by an Indian in the format.
He won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and then the ODI World Cup in 2011 and Best hitter Batsman Virender Sehwag retired from all forms of International cricket on 20 October 2015.