Who is Virender Sehwag?

Virender Sehwag is a competitive Indian cricketer. He was born on October 20, 1978, in Najafgarh, Delhi, India. Virender is known as one of the most deadly batsmen of all time.

Virender was born to Krishan Sehwag and Krishna Sehwag. He is grown up with her two sisters and a brother. He was born with the birth sign of Libra. Virender holds an Indian nationality. With the height of 5 feet 7 inches and weight about 63 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameVirender Sehwag
Birth DateOctober 20, 1978
Birth PlaceNajafgarh, Delhi, India
Star SignLibra
ParentsFather: Krishan Sehwag
Mother: Krishna Sehwag
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight63 kg
WifeAarti Ahlawat
Net Worth$40 million

Virender Sehwag


Domestic Career

Virender began to play nationally from the Delhi Cricket team in the 1997-98 season. Also, he was a part of the Duleep Trophy. In the match, he scored 274 and established himself in the career. Furthermore, he became a part of the U-19 team that toured in South Africa. Virender played very well in his first-class career, and thus became a favorite of the selectors.

International Career

In April 1999, Virender’s first International ODI became a disaster as he just scored one against Pakistan, due to which he didn’t get any chance to play for the next couple of years. In March 2001, he took three wickets, and also scored 54 off 58. Also, he received the award of a man of the match.

Furthermore, Virender won two Man of the Match awards, at the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka. Also, his test cricket performance as well, though he could not score much in limited-overs. His performances were inconsistent, however, he came back stronger. Also, he had made appearances in ICC’s World XI for many times.

He made an announcement of his retirement from all the formats of international cricket, on October 20, 2015.

Virender Sehwag


Virender debuted in IPL with the home team Delhi Daredevils. In the first two editions of the league, he became a captain. Also, in the fifth edition, he became the captain and further, scored five half-centuries.


Virender has made the record of triple centuries against South Africa in M.A, with 319, in the Chidambaram Stadium Chennai. This is the highest score in test cricket. Also, he made 300 in 278 balls, making the rapid international triple century. Most of the centuries are record-breaking.

Awards and Honors of Virender Sehwag

For his outstanding skills, Virender has been able to grab many honors as well as achievements. Firstly, in 2002, he won the  Arjuna Award. In 2007, he earned Polly Umrigar Award for the International cricketer of the year. Likewise, for two consecutive years, in 2008, and 2009, he became Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World. Moreover, in 2010, he became  ICC Test Player of the Year, in addition to winning the Padma Shree award. 

Personal life of Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, in April 2004, married Aarti Ahlawat. Their wedding was under a heavy security cover hosted by Arun Jaitley. Also, the couple is blessed with two sons; Aryavir, and Vedant, born in 2007, and 2010, respectively. 

Net Worth

Virender Sehwag, along with earning huge popularity, he has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $40 million. His earnings are through BCCI, IPL contracts, endorsements, and other businesses.