The unparalleled, the remarkable Virender Sehwag turns 40 today and Twitter can’t ‘Keep Calm’ about it. Fans, former teammates, associates, stars have all made star-studded birthday wishes for the Indian great. Regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, Viru stands out amongst all-time greats.

Besides being an aggressive batsman, a brilliant hitter, and a run machine, Sehwag is also an all-rounder. No, on the Cricket field he was more of an opener. Beyond the field, he’s a hilarious commentator who lights the Hindi commentary box with comical takes on cricketers and incidents going on in the field.

His comical stint on social media has made him one of the most popular Indian cricketers on Twitter. He has been into twitter fights with celebrities like Piers Morgan and has successfully trolled the Englishman over his prejudiced comments. Therefore, Sehwag is always trending, be it his birthday or not. ‘Like no other’ best fits as his introduction. 

Stars and friends wish Viru on Twitter:


Hailed as the “Nawab of Najafgarh”, Sehwag started off his career with the Delhi cricket team in the 1997-98 season. Born in Najafgarh, Delhi a young Virender Sehwag aspired to play for his national team. Over the years Sehwag has never missed an opportunity to mention how big a Sachin Tendulkar fan he has been since his starting days of pursuing cricket. Little did he know back then that he’d share the dressing room with the “Little Master” 241 times in international cricket.


Sehwag’s reply to his role model’s tweet:



Sehwag’s reply to his “favorite captain’s” tweet:

Sourav Ganguly, addressed by the world as ‘Dada’, was Virender Sehwag’s captain in 134 matches in International Cricket. Their Twitter conversation today was all about praising each other. Dada’s sacrifice of his opener position led to the shaping of Sehwag’s career. Since then, it’s been a bond based on mutual respect between the two.

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Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly.

Some other stars from the cricketing world also wrote on Sehwag’s birthday:


International career


Often addressed as Viru Paaji, this veteran Indian cricketer has earned love and respect throughout his career on and off the field. He has 17,253 runs at 40.31 in 374 international matches(all formats combined) which includes two triple centuries. The journey from ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ to ‘Sultan of Multan’ has thus been remarkable. No wonder he remains extremely popular in Cricket even after three years of retirement. 

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