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November 17, 2019
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Virendar Sehwag retires from International cricket


MUMBAI: One of India’s greatest opening batsmen, Virender Sehwag on Tuesday has announced his retirement from International cricket.

According to details, it is the second big shock to Indian cricket in the running month as earlier last week India’s premier fast bowler Zaheer Khan announced retirement from International cricket.

In Sehwag’s glorious international career spanning over 12 years, Sehwag played 104 Tests scoring 8586 runs at an excellent average of 49.34 with the help of 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries.

He is the only triple centurion in Tests for India having scored career-best knock of 319 against Pakistan at Multan, which also is an Indian record. He is also one of those rare batsmen to have scored two triple ton with his next one (309) coming against South Africa.

In 251 One Day Internationals (ODIs), he made 8273 runs at an average of 35.05 and scored 15 hundreds apart from hitting 38 fifties.

In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, he managed 394 runs with two half-centuries.