New Delhi: India is wishing Happy Birthday Virender Sehwag. Indian cricket team’s explosive opener Virender Sehwag is celebrating his 42nd birthday today. Born on 20 October 1978, Sehwag is the only captain in the world who has scored a double century in ODIs as a captain. Sehwag is also the first Indian batsman to score a triple century in Tests for India.
Even after watching the innings of Sehwag, who was the explosive opener of Team India, people still do not miss to praise. The Atishi opener like Sehwag has not come second in Indian cricket. His way of playing was such that every bowler of the world was afraid. There have been many achievements in the name of Sehwag, but one amazing thing that no other player in the world has done to date is that he scored a double century in ODIs while captaining.
Biggest innings against West Indies in ODIs
Sehwag scored his first double century of his career at the Holkar Stadium in Indore in December 2011 against the West Indies. He became the second Indian to do so after Sachin Tendulkar. Sehwag had played an unbeaten innings of 219 off just 149 balls in which he hit 25 fours and 7 sixes. In this match, India had scored 418 runs in front of the West Indies and won a big victory of 153 runs.
Captain Sehwag is the only one to score a double century in ODIs.
Sehwag made his double century as captain against the West Indies. He took command of the team in this match and made it memorable by playing the biggest innings of his ODI career. Sehwag is the only captain in the world who has scored a double century in ODIs.
First Indian to score triple century in Test
From India, the record of scoring the first triple century in Test cricket is also recorded in the name of Sehwag. In 2004, he played an excellent innings of 309 runs in Multan, Pakistan. In this match, the Indian team won against Pakistan by an innings and 52 runs.