The Era of Fearless Batting comes to an End – Viru Retires from International Cricket


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Today Virender Sehwag has announced his retirement from International cricket. With this the era of fearless batting has come to an end. He has told the media about his decision while captaining Haryana in the Ranji trophy tournament. However, the Haryana Cricket Association secretary Anirudh Chaudhry has confirmed that Sehwag will play for hayana for the rest of the season.

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The reason behind Sehwag’s retirement is Masters Champions League (MCL) which is a Dubai based t20 tournament. According to the norms of this event, all participant players must have retired from all types of International cricket.

Today, the MCL website has featured an image in their homepage having players like Gramme Smith of SA to Brian Lara from WI. Our own Viru also features in this image along with Graeme Swann, Azar mahmood and Michael Vaughan.

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Image Courtesy: espncricinfo.com

However, the retirement of Sehwag has brought down the curtain to an extra ordinary international cricket career. He has scored 17,253 runs collectively in all formats of international cricket wearing Indian Caps. Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to score a triple century in a test match and he did it twice. He has scored a double century in one day cricket and was the highest run scorer in an innings until Rohit Sharma has broke his record this year.

Here is the Statistics of the Career of Vireder Sehwag in All Format of International Cricket

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