Virender Sehwag is one of the best batsmen in the history of Indian cricket, who is known for making and breaking several records in international cricket. He is counted among the richest sportsmen in the country.
Spouse: married to Aarti Ahlawat
Net Worth: $40 million
Virender Sehwag was born in Najafgarh, Delhi in a Jat family. Nicknamed as Viru, he made his international ODI career debut in 1999. He is also known as the Zen Master of Modern Cricket. Sehwag has two children called Aryavir and Vedant. He owns a stately house in Delhi, along with some luxury cars like BMW 5 Series and Bentley Continental Flying Spur Sedan. Besides his income from cricket, Virender Sehwag earns a huge amount of money from endorsements of some world famous brands such as Fila, Hero Honda, Royal Challenge and J K Cements.
Virender Sehwag is a right hand opening batsmen, who is widely acclaimed for his batting technique and prowess. He can also do some right arm off spin bowling. Sehwag holds the record for making the highest score of 319 runs in test cricket. In addition to this record, he also has the credit of making two triple centuries and taking five wickets in an innings, making him the only player in the world to have achieved the feat. Another record under his belt is that he is the only player to have scored a double hundred in one day internationals, along with triple hundred in test matches. He was also honored with the “Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World” title for his outstanding performance in 2008, becoming the only Indian to get this honor. Other awards received by Sehwag include national honors like Padma Shri (2010) and Arjuna Award (2002) and ICC Test Player of the Year (2010).