Virender Sehwag's Test journey was not just a bed of roses

Updated: 20 October, 2020 07:56 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Virender Sehwag stormed onto the Test scene with a blazing century on debut in South Africa in 2001

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    Virender Sehwag has played 104 Tests with 8586 runs including 23 hundreds and 32 fifties. His highest score is 319

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    Virender Sehwag took the Australian bowlers to task during his memorable 195 at Melbourne in 2003

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    Always reserving his best for Pakistan, Virender Sehwag created history by notching up a triple hundred at Multan in 2004. This remains not only his finest innings, but one of the best in Test history

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    Under the Greg Chappell regime, Virender Sehwag began losing his form and was subsequently dropped. This was also around the time his technique was being questioned

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    Virender Sehwag roared back to his best during the Adelaide Test in 2008, his uncharacteristic second-innings century helping India save the game

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    A couple of months later, Sehwag blasted his second triple hundred, against South Africa at Chennai

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    Sehwag's overseas struggles, however, came back to haunt him. To make matters worse, he struggled to score a run in England in 2011, when he was asked to join the squad in spite of not completely recovering from injury

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    Since 2010, Virender Sehwag did not score any Test ton for 2 years

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    Virender Sehwag raised hopes of a revival following a hundred at Motera in the first Test against England late in 2012. This was his last Test century

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    Virender Sehwag rarely gave bowlers something to celebrate about

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    Virender Sehwag played his final Test in March 2013

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About The Gallery

Former Indian cricketer and star opener Virender Sehwag celebrates his 42nd birthday today. Let's take a look back at his unpredictable journey in the five-day game in which he went on to become a top batsman.

First Published: 03 November, 2019 07:01 IST