It doesn't seem long ago that a young boy from Najafgarh in Delhi made it to the Indian cricket team and went on to dominate and decimate bowling attacks for years to come.
Virender Sehwag, India's first Test triple centurion, turned 39 on Friday. Although Sehwag retired from international cricket in 2015, his second innings as a commentator, coupled with his active social media presence, has continued to make him relevant and his witticisms on
Here's how cricketers, both present and past wished the charismatic Sehwag on Twitter, congratulating him on his birthday.
.ǝɯ ɯoɹɟ ǝuo s,ǝɹǝɥ os ˙pןǝıɟ uo noʎ pןoʇ ǝʌɐɥ ı ʇɐɥʍ ɟo ɐʇןn ǝuop sʎɐʍןɐ ǝʌ,noʎ ˙ɹɐǝʎ ʍǝu ǝɥʇ oʇ ʇɹɐʇs ʇɐǝɹƃ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ ¡nɹıʌ 'ʎɐpɥʇɹıq ʎddɐɥ pic.twitter.com/L1XTzhzoiU
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2017
@virendersehwag ...Happy birthday Veeru...god bless u and ur family
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 20, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 20, 2017
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 20, 2017
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 20, 2017
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 20, 2017
Happy bday @virendersehwag Thanks for teaching us the meaning of the word Fearless!Wish I could have seen one 300 from the non strikers end!
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) October 20, 2017
Happy birthday legend, @virendersehwag may the lord bless you to see many more.
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) October 20, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 20, 2017
Janamdin Mubarak ho mere bhai @virendersehwag! Social media par lath gaad diya hai bhai tune.. stay blessed.. have a good one
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 20, 2017
जन्मदिन मुबारक @virendersehwag हँसते रहो, हँसाते रहो
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 20, 2017
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) October 20, 2017
Even journalists, who have watched Sehwag in his prime, congratulated the former Indian opener on his birthday.
Cricket mein 1st innings ke baadshah aur zindagi mein 2nd innings ke shahenshah, @virendersehwag ko janamdin mubarak. Entertain karte rahiye
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 20, 2017
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) October 20, 2017
Happy birthday @virendersehwag. Have a blast!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 20, 2017
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"It's sort of become a bit of a pattern for us, especially as soon as we get to Dubai, it seems. There was a clear message saying we need to finish this game in 19 overs, and that was the approach," Kumble said.
Delhi Capitals produced top-notch performance in their first match of the second phase of this year's IPL to eke out the easy win in 17.5 overs in their pursuit of a modest 135-run target.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar offered his birthday wishes and said he's looking forward to see Ashwin spin a web during the T20 World Cup.