Virender Sehwag, an Indian batsman well known for his best had eye co-ordination has officially announced that he would no longer play International Cricket and Indian Premium League as well. The conjectures which were heard earlier to 19 th of October were made official on 20th of October on the occasion of Sehwag’s 37th Birthday.Moreover has has even tweeted that “I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League”.
Adding further, he has posted on a page i twitter saying that “So today, while I spend my day with my family, I hereby announce my retirement from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League.”
As of now we have heard a lot about Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League (BBL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Interestingly U.A.E has turned up now with the proposal of the newest T20 league “Masters Champions League (MCL)”. The surprising fact of this league is that it turns up only with the retired cricket players. This might have attracted Sehwag . Speculators phrase that Sehwag has retired from all forms of cricket in order to play for MCL.
Sehwag had made his international debut in 1999, in an ODI against Pakistan in Mohali. He has played 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20’s. The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ scored more than 17,000 international runs with 38 hundreds (23 in Tests, 15 in ODIs).In 251 ODIs, he accumulated 8273 runs at an average of 35.05 and scored 15 hundreds apart from hitting 38 fifties. His last ODI was against Pakistan at Kolkata in January 2013.In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, he managed 394 runs with two half-centuries.
He is the only cricketer who has striked 3 centuaries in Tests for India having scored career-best knock of 309 against Pakistan at Multan, which also is an Indian record. He is also one of those rare batsmen to have scored two triple tons with his next one (319) coming against South Africa.
He last played a Test match in March 2013 against Australia at Hyderabad. Over the next couple of years, with dwindling reflexes and luck, Sehwag was overtaken by consistently-performing batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay.
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