The recent induction of former Indian opener Virender Sehwag into the prestigious ICC Hall of Fame has stirred up a social media storm, with a Pakistani journalist’s contentious tweets questioning Sehwag’s achievements.
The Pakistani journalist by the name of Imran Siddique stated that Virender Sehwag’s ODI average was 35 and the Test average remained at 49.34 after 104 Tests, and his T20 average was 21.88.
As a result, the journalist decided to question the ICC’s decision to include the Nawab of Najafgarh, Virender Sehwag in the Hall of Fame before labelling him as an average player. Meanwhile, the fans on X handle slammed the journalist for his tweet. However, Sehwag has been truly magnificent in his cricketing career.
He is widely regarded as one of the most destructive and entertaining batsmen in the history of cricket. He played for the Indian national team from 1999 to 2013. He would often take on bowlers from the very beginning of an innings, putting pressure on the opposition.
Sehwag is one of the few batsmen in the world to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket. His first triple century came against Pakistan in 2004, and he repeated the feat against South Africa in 2008. His aggressive batting style was particularly effective in the longer format of the game.
Sehwag holds the record for the fastest triple century in Test cricket. He reached the milestone in just 278 balls against South Africa in 2008. Sehwag received several accolades for his outstanding performances, including the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2010. He averages 49.34 in Tests, in which he scored 8586 runs.