Also Read - Joe Biden Beats Donald Trump in US Presidential Elections; Virender Sehwag, LeBron James' React, Sehwag, who last represented India in a Test match against Australia in 2013, has featured in 104 Tests and 251 One-Day Internationals (ODI). I must also add that I have enjoyed every Press conference and every interaction with the members of the media through out my international career and the presence of Indian media on foreign tours has left some very pleasant memories that I shall always cherish. “I have also played against a lot of great players and it was an absolute pleasure and honour to do so. Man has no memory of colorful Facebook profile pictures posted in 2015. An artisan showing his repertoire of shots, making a mockery of reputations and run-rates. I want to thank all my sponsors for believing in me and all the bat manufacturers that have been associated with me over the years for providing me the willow that I love. Copyright © 2020 The Indian Express [P] Ltd. 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I have also played against a lot of great players and it was an absolute pleasure and honour to do so. Comparisons, statistics and adjectives will be galore. Virender Sehwag played 104 Tests and 251 ODIs for India. I want to tell everyone at the Sehwag International School, Jhajjar that I now hope to have a higher frequency of visits to the campus to be with you all. The guy who was the ultimate Entertainer – who would hit a six to get to a triple century and a four on the first ball of the innings. With his two triple centuries in Test cricket, he joined an elite list of players with two scores in excess of 300. Watch Video: Virender Sehwag Retires – A Look Back At His Storied Career. Read more on Latest Sports News on India.com. My mother, my wife Aarti and my children Aryavir and Vedant are my biggest strength and their presence in my life keeps my mind without fear and head held high. Cricket has been my life and continues to be so. I believe that I was reasonably successful in doing so. Alas, not everyone is Virender Sehwag. I would like to thank the BCCI for all its support over the years. We didn’t need leagues for entertaining us. Alas, not everyone is Virender Sehwag. A couple of months ago, I read a beautiful answer on Quora about what would be the opening scene of a movie based on the life of Dhoni. Some of your records will be broken, some one else will open the batting and hit fours and sixes, some one else will hit a triple century. The work that the BCCI does at such a scale is phenomenal and it has had some fine administrators over the years who have led the Board in developing the game, appreciating the contribution of players and have brought a lot of benefit to the players. The confirmation ends a lot of speculation, which had started ever since his one-time teammate Zaheer Khan announced his retirement last week. Probably a few tears and a lump in the throat as well. So today, while I spend my day with my family, I hereby announce my retirement from all forms of International Cricket and from the Indian Premier League. “I would like to thank everyone at the Haryana Cricket Association who have welcomed me with so much love and affection and it is really exciting to work with some really talented youngsters. I had a reason for not following it; I did it my way! I knew it would happen sooner or later. “To paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of my retirement yesterday was exaggerated! Also Read- Virender Sehwag special: 6 records held by Nawab of Najafgarh, Missing his father and thanking his coach and family. The bowler runs in and you hit a boundary. God has been kind and I have done what I wanted to do — on the field and in my life and I had decided some time back that I will retire on my 37th birthday. Man pips treasure hunters, manages to find a Music CD advertised by an Alcohol company.