Virender Sehwag retires from international cricket and IPL

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Virender Sehwag announced his retirement on his birthday yesterday, on twitter. All the players took to twitter to wish him for his birthday and for a happy journey ahead, while reminiscing their best moments with the Indian cricketer.

“He was one of the champions of the game. Someone who deserves a huge standing ovation,” said colleague Sourav Ganguly.

While Test skipper Virat Kohli called him a “modern day legend”, Dhoni too praised his skills saying, “Didn’t see Viv Richards bat in person but I can proudly say I have witnessed Virender Sehwag tearing apart the best bowling attacks,”

Sehwag has had a colourful career with a total of 17253 runs in international matches throughout his cricket life. He remains the only Indian batsman to have scored triple-century in Tests – twice. He released an official statement about his decision, thanking everyone who helped him in making this a memorable journey.

Excerpts from the statement:

“God has been kind and I have done what I wanted to do – on the field and in my life. And I had decided some time back that I will retire on my 37th birthday.”

“Cricket has been my life and continues to be so. Playing for India was a memorable journey and I tried to make it more memorable for my team mates and the Indian cricket fans. I believe that I was reasonably successful in doing so.”

“I want to tell everyone at the Sehwag International School, Jhajjar that I now hope to have a higher frequency of visits to the campus to be with you all.”

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