Virender Sehwag

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Virender Sehwag (Hindi: वीरेंद्र सेहवाग) (born 20 October 1978, in Delhi, India), affectionately known as Viru, is one of the leading batsmen in the Indian cricket team. Sehwag is an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off-spin bowler. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test cricket team in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008.Sehwag holds multiple records including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319), which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls). Sehwag also 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 and take a five-wicket innings haul. In March 2009, Sehwag smashed the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, from 60 balls. Sehwag was appointed as vice-captain of the Indian team under Rahul Dravid in October 2005 but due to poor form, he was later replaced by V. V. S. Laxman in December 2006 as Test vice-captain. In January 2007, Sehwag was dropped from the ODI team and later from the Test team as well. During his term as vice-captain, Sehwag skippered the team in place of injured Dravid in 2 ODIs and 1 Test. Following his return to form in 2008 and the retirement of Anil Kumble, Sehwag has been reappointed as the vice-captain for both Tests and ODIs. By early 2009, Sehwag had reestablished himself as one of the best performing batsmen in ODI cricket.

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1. Sachin Tendulkar 59836
2. Mahendra Singh Dhon 47694
3. Sourav Ganguly 39067
4. Virender Sehwag 31710
5. Rahul Dravid 17249
6. Vishvanathan Anand 13145
7. Mohammad Azharuddin 6432
8. Robin Uthappa 6046
9. Yuvraj Singh 5587
10. Ajit Agarkar 4080

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9. Mahendra Singh Dhon 47694
10. Nélson Piquet 41586
11. Sourav Ganguly 39067
12. Yekaterina Gamova 32660
13. Virender Sehwag 31710
14. Novak Djoković 29967
15. Gustavo Kuerten 27431
16. Naif Hazazi 25167
17. Elvan Abeylegesse 23693

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