Virender Sehwag has officially declared his retirement from international cricket. He is as yet playing first class cricket for Haryana
Virender Sehwag has retired from international cricket, Officially. On his 37th birthday, Sehwag, who indicated at retirement amid the Masters Champions League opening in Dubai on Monday, said on Tuesday that he was venturing down from all types of international cricket. He is currently playing first-class cricket for Haryana.
Sehwag, popular for his hand-eye co-appointment and giving the ball a strong whack, did not lose his comical inclination while declaring his retirement. He last played a Test match in March 2013 against Australia at Hyderabad. Throughout the following couple of years, with waning reflexes and luck, Sehwag was surpassed by reliably performing batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay.
In a statement released to the media, Sehwag said: “To reword Mark Twain, the report of my retirement yesterday was overstated! Be that as it may, I have constantly done what I felt was correct and not what conformists thought to be correct. God has been thoughtful and I have done what I needed to do – on the field and in my life. What’s more, I had chosen some time back that I will resign on my 37th birthday. So today, while I go through my day with my family, I therefore report my retirement from all types of International Cricket and from the Indian Premier League.
“Cricket has been my life and keeps on being so. Playing for India was a noteworthy excursion and I attempted to make it more vital for my colleagues and the Indian cricket fans. I trust that I was sensibly effective in doing as such. For that, I wish to thank all my colleagues throughout the years – a percentage of the best players of the amusement. I might want to thank every one of my chiefs who had confidence in me and sponsored me to the grip. I additionally thank our most noteworthy accomplice, the Indian cricket fan, for all the adoration, backing and recollections.”
Sehwag’s choice comes just days after one of his peers Zaheer Khan chose to call time on his profession.
A day prior to his 37th birthday, Sehwag was on Monday revealed at the dispatch service of the veterans association in Dubai. MCL is booked in February 2016, which implies that Sehwag will have the capacity to finish his Ranji Trophy responsibilities with Haryana before joining the veterans’ alliance.
In a grand universal profession spreading over more than 12 years, Sehwag played 104 Tests scoring 8586 keeps running at an amazing normal of 49.34, hitting 23 centuries and 32 half-hundreds of years.
He is the main triple centurion in Tests for India having scored profession best thump of 319 against Pakistan at Multan, which additionally is an Indian record. He is likewise one of those uncommon batsmen to have scored two triple ton with his next one (309) coming against South Africa.
In 251 ODIs, he amassed 8273 runs at an average of 35.05 and scored 15 hundreds separated from hitting 38 fifties. His last ODI was against Pakistan at Kolkata in January 2013.
In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, he oversaw 394 keeps running with two half-hundreds of years.
He has been a piece of two World Cup winning groups under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s administration – 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.