ICC Hall of Fame: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given a big honor to former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. The highest institution of cricket has included Sehwag in the ‘ICC Hall of Fame’. Sehwag, who created fear among the bowlers of the opposition teams with his aggressive batting style, was honored with the ‘Hall of Fame’ along with former Indian women’s player Diana Edulji and former Sri Lankan batsman Aravinda de Silva. Place has been given in the list.
Let us tell you that Sehwag expressed his gratitude towards ICC for this honour. He said that I would like to thank the ICC and the jury for including me with this honour. I feel extremely grateful to have spent a large part of my life doing what I loved most. I would also like to thank my family, friends and many people who supported me.
Sehwag played 104 matches in his Test career, in which he scored 8,586 runs at an average of around 50. He scored 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries in Tests. In his ODI career, he scored 8,273 runs in 251 matches with an average of 35.05 and strike rate of 104.33. He has 15 centuries and 38 half-centuries to his name in ODIs. This also includes a double century. In his T20 international career, Sehwag scored a total of 394 runs in 19 matches with the help of two half-centuries.
Diana, who represented India in international cricket between 1976 and 1993, took 63 wickets in 20 Tests. This left arm spinner has also taken 46 wickets in 34 ODIs. She has also captained the Indian women’s team. At the same time, Sri Lankan legend Aravinda had scored 6,361 runs in 93 Tests, which included 20 centuries and 22 half-centuries. He scored 9,284 runs in 308 ODIs, which included 11 century innings. Diana has become the first Indian woman to be inducted into the ICC ‘Hall of Fame’.
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