Sehwag approach for changing opening batsman in Test matches is a field where his contribution will be always remembered. Virendra Sehwag has announced retirement from International Cricket matches has he was last appearance was before two-and-a-half years for India, the news was revealed by the batsman himself on Twitter, the day after he had indicated in Dubai during Masters Cricket League. This brings down the end to a remarkable career in which he scored 17,253 International runs across his whole career.
He made 17,253 runs in total and he is the only Indian batsman to score a triple-century in Tests which was done twice by him.
He played 104 Test matches with 8586 runs, in which he stands fifth in India’s all time list. Sehwag scored 8273 runs in ODI, with 15 centuries including the second-highest individual score of 219. He was the first to score 219 runs, but the recent batsman Rohit Sharma an Indian former batsman scored 264 runs, so he second now. In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, Virendra made 394 runs. Beside all of that runs, Sehwag took 40 wickets in Tests and 96 in ODIs.
He made his ODI debut in 1999 and was initially seen as a limited over batsman, his biggest contribution was in Test matches. He went on to the revolution as the opener’s approach, and his strike-rate of 82.23 is the best strike-rate for any batsman to aggregate over 2000 runs. The 2003-2004 season was a breakthrough one for his career, with 1040 runs in nine Test matches including 195 runs on one day from MCG Test and with India’s first triple century of 309 runs of 375 balls against Pakistan at Multan.
He was the part of Indian team who reached 2003 ICC World Cup and also lifted the 2011 World Cup Trophy. In edition he was the member of T20 International when India won the ICC World Cup in 2007. He was captained many times in India, in 12 ODI’s from 2003 to 2012 and 4 Tests from 2005 to 2012.
He played last against Australia in March 2003 at Hyderabad and he played in January 2013 against Pakistan which was his last ODI. Sehwag decides to depart on his 37th year of birthday from Indian Premier League and International matches.