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On Monday, rumors were rife that Virender Sehwag will soon retire from international cricket. This conclusion was drawn based on him confirming his participation in next year’s Masters Champions League (MCL) 2020, where only retired cricketers can play.
A day before his 37th birthday, Sehwag was unveiled at the launch ceremony of the veterans 2020 league in Dubai. When he was asked how he could play as MCL is a retired cricketers’ league, Sehwag said, “If I am not retired I will not play. I will go back to India and announce my retirement.” However, on Tuesday, Sehwag confirmed the speculation about his retirement to an Indian Express reporter.
While we are sad that he has confirmed his retirement, we are definitely proud for his contribution to Indian cricket. Looking back at his career, Sehwag is has been known for his impeccable timing and is easily one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in modern-day cricket; Sehwag could destroy any bowling attack single-handedly on his day. Nicknamed as Nawab of Najafgarh, Sehwag is arguably India’s greatest match-winner ever in Test cricket. Here are 13 amazing facts about Sehwag’s career that show what an accomplished sportsman he is.