Virender Sehwag: Letting his bat and wit do the talking
Virender Sehwag has built an extraordinary career with a relentless quest and a genius for hitting boundaries. With minimal footwork but maximum intent, he has piled up Test runs at a faster pace than anyone in the history of cricket. Widely regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, Sehwag played as an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and also bowled part-time right-arm off-spin. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test side in 2001. Fondly called Veeru Paaji by most, Sehwag is the former ‘occasional’ captain of India, former Vice-Captain of India, former captain of the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) IPL team and former captain of the Delhi Ranji Team.
On the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of IPL, he was also named in the all-time Cricinfo IPL XI. In 2011, Sehwag started Sehwag International School in Jhajjar, Haryana. After his second triple century, the Haryana government offered Sehwag to build an academy on a 23-acre land, where he requested to open a school in place of an academy to fulfil his father’s dream. Sehwag married Aarti Ahlawat in April 2004.
The most remarkable aspect of Sehwag’s career, of course, has been his ability to build massive scores at breathtaking speed. He holds the Indian record for the highest number of Test double-hundreds, and came within seven runs of becoming the first batsman to score three triple-hundreds. Veeru paaji called it quits from all competitive cricket on his 37th birthday, drawing curtains on a decorated career that saw several highs and lows – World Cups, king pairs, triple-hundreds and whitewashes.
He currently hosts ‘Veeru Ki Baithak’ on Facebook, where he shares all his cricket journey memories and answers questions from fans.
Veeru paaji has been the face of quite a few brands since the beginning of his career; his very recent brand endorsement was with IPL and White Hat Jr.
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Social Media Presence
Sehwag is quite a popular figure on social media as well, thanks to his sharp wit and very entertaining ‘thoughts’. Veeru paaji has 5.7 million followers on Instagram and 21.1 million followers on Twitter. The number of followers itself is a proof how much people loved Veeru paaji. To understand the overview data of Sehwag we used data by Qoruz, an end-to-end influencer marketing platform with a database of over 300k influencers.