The former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag who has earned the reputation of hitting great shots even on the micro-blogging site Twitter with his funny and witty tweets turned 43 yesterday. The social media networks got flooded with best wishes and not just fans but many former cricketers also wished Viru on his special day.
Among all the messages, the tweet of former South African cricketer Dale Steyn stood apart as he came up with a really unique way of wishing Nawab of Najafgarh. Dale Steyn tweeted, “My sharpest knife back home is nicknamed Viru, cuts anything! Happy birthday pal! Have a great one @virendersehwag”.
Dale Steyn also posted a photo of Virender Sehwag playing an upper cut which was one of the most favourite shots of Viru and he troubled many bowlers with it.
My sharpest knife back home is nicknamed Viru, cuts anything!
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) October 20, 2021
While this funny tweet of Dale Steyn was liked a lot by fans, Sehwag also cheerfully responded to Dale Steyn in his own style by tweeting, “Thank you Great man. I have named my camera SteynGun, shoots anything.”
Thank you Great man. I have named my camera SteynGun , shoots anything .
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2021
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar’s opening pair was one of the best opening pairs of all times and with both of them on the pitch, the opposition never had a chance to relax.
Sachin paaji also wished his opening partner in a lovely way as he tweeted, “On the field or off the field, entertainment and laughs never stop when you have Viru around. Happy birthday opening partner!”
Sachin also posted a photo in which he seems to be celebrating a dismissal of the opposition batter and here you can see his tweet:
On the field or off the field, entertainment and laughs never stop when you have Viru around.
Happy birthday opening partner! pic.twitter.com/TBfJqj1Nm1
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2021
Virender Sehwag was a part of two World Cup winning teams – 2007 ICC T20I World Cup and 2011 ICC ODI World Cup. Viru paaji played 104 test matches in his career and scored 8586 runs at an average of 49.3 runs. If we talk about his ODI career, he has scored 8273 runs in 251 matches with an average of 35 runs. He has played 19 T20Is for India in which he scored 394 runs with an average of 21.9.
What makes Virender Sehwag stand apart from other Indian cricketers is that he is the only Indian to score a triple century in test matches and he has done it twice. First time he scored triple century (309) in 2004 against Pakistan at Multan after which he also got the nickname of Multan Ka Sultan. His second triple century (319) came against South Africa in 2008 at Chennai and it is still the fastest as Virender Sehwag played only 278 deliveries to reach his 300 mark.
Hopefully Viru paaji must have had a great birthday!!!!