Virender Sehwag has announced his retirement from international cricket, more than two-and-a-half years on from his last appearance for India, the news was made official by the batsman himself on Twitter, the day after he had indicated during the Masters Cricket League launch in Dubai.
This brings down the curtains on a remarkable career in which he scored 17,253 international runs across formats. Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to score a triple-century in Tests, and he did it twice.
With 8586 runs from 104 Test matches, Sehwag stands at fifth in India’s all-time list. In ODIs, he scored 8273 runs, with 15 centuries including the second-highest individual score of 219. In 19 Twenty20 internationals, the right-hander made 394 runs. Aside from all those runs, Sehwag took 40 wickets in Tests and 96 in ODIs.