Express yourself! Virender Sehwag and his many moods

Updated: 20 October, 2020 08:28 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Burger bonding: Sachin Tendulkar (r) jokes with Virender Sehwag who is seen eating during a training session in Mohali on March 28, 2011. India faced Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final and won. Pic/ AFP

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    Never a 'Gambhir' moment: Sehwag shares laughs with Gautam Gambhir (l) on the final day of the second Test against New Zealand in Hyderabad on November 16, 2010. Pic/ AFP

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    Suave Sehwag! Virender Sehwag looking classy in a blazer during his younger days.

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    Who says getting the runs is not so much fun?: The Delhi dasher celebrates scoring a double century during the fourth one-day international between India and West Indies in Indore on December 8, 2011. Pic/ AFP

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    Virender Sehwag speaks on his phone as he leans out of a window at a cricketers training camp in Bengaluru on August 21, 2003.

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    Golden arm: When the off-spinner rolled his arm, he would often catch the batsman off guard. Sehwag here, celebrating the wicket of Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene in the second Test in Colombo on July 20, 2010. Pic/ AFP

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    The historic moment! Sehwag celebrates after scoring his triple century as Sachin Tendulkar smiles during the second day of the first Test match between Pakistan and Indian in Multan, March 29, 2004.

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    Virender Sehwag in full flow at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, March 16, 2005 during the first day of the second Test match in the Indo-Pakistan 2005 series.

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    The master and the pupil show: Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar running between the wickets during a Test match.

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    Virender Sehwag being congratulated by an unidentified fan as he celebrates scoring a century on the third day of the second Test match between India and New Zealand at Mohali, October 18, 2003.

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    Virender Sehwag leaps for joy after scoring his century against Australia on the first day of the third Test Match at the MCG, Melbourne, December 26, 2003.

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    During his career, cricket pundits believed Virender Sehwag was often under-bowled in Test cricket. For the record, the opener has a five-wicket haul in Tests.

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    Virender Sehwag celebrating his second triple century during the third day of the first Test match between India and South Africa at The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 28, 2008.

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    Virender Sehwag formed a formidable partnership with Rahul Dravid. The duo seen in action during the second test between India and West Indies at the Beausejour stadium in Gros Islet June 10, 2006.

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    The Big Five (L to R) Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag pose for photographers during a cricket fitness camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, June 18, 2004.

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    Virender Sehwag is distraught after dropping a catch on the second day of the third Test match between India and England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, March 19, 2006.

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    Virender Sehwag weighing his bat options during a practice session at The PCA Stadium, Mohali, October 15, 2003.

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    Stretch Dada! Virender Sehwag helps former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly stretch during a practice at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, January 17, 2002.

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    Copies of the issue of Time magazine featuring Virender Sehwag on its cover in Bangalore, April 25, 2003. Sehwag was profiled along with 19 other Asians in the '2003 Asian Heroes' special issue.

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    Virender Sehwag signs autographs for Indian fans at the WestpacTrust Stadium, Hamilton December 19, 2002 during the 2nd Test Match versus New Zealand.

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    Like his batting, Virender Sehwag was innovative with his practice sessions as well. Here, he does some stretching with a chair at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium on the eve of the first test match between India and Australia, in Bangalore, October 5, 2004.

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    Virender Sehwag trying his hand at a different ball during training at the Gabba cricket ground in Brisbane, December 3, 2003.

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    Virender Sehwag with former coach John Wright in Melbourne, September 29, 2005. Wright was sometimes exasperated with Sehwag's approach to batting in Tests, but the two share a mutual admiration for each other.

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    A photographer is reflected in the sunglasses of Virender Sehwag as he takes part in a practice session at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, July 18, 2005.

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About The Gallery

As former Indian hard-hitting opener Virender Sehwag turns 42 today, we capture the maverick batsman's journey as a cricketer and as a person through the years.

First Published: 20 October, 2018 14:02 IST