When the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi named two stands after Virender Sehwag – Viru 309, and Viru 319, Virender Sehwag revealed that he has promised his sons a Ferrari if they break his record scores, even in school cricket.
Virender Sehwag, arguably the most entertaining batsman of the previous decade, retired last month at the age of 37. To honour his contribution to the game, BCCI and the DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) felicitated Sehwag for his contribution to the game.
Sehwag remains one of the most influential batsman of his time, surprisingly finishing with a stellar Test career, even though his batting style was more suited to T20 format of cricket. Sehwag finished his career with these statistics:
Speaking to Harsha Bhogle for an interview with The Indian Express, Virender Sehwag had these final words for his fans – ‘I want to thank all of them who came to watch me, who backed me in by bad times. May be some time i have got out early and not able to entertain you but I hope you keep on cheering for Team India the way you guys have cheered for me.