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Cricketer Virender Sehwag smiles as he talks at the launch of International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2011 collection, in New Delhi. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will host the World Cup which begins Feb. 19, 2011.

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Virender Sehwag celebrates his century as Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on during the tri nation series one day international cricket match between India and New Zealand in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. India defeated New Zealand by 105 runs and cruised into the final of the cricket tri-series.

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Virender Sehwag raises his bat after completing a half century during a tri nation series ODI cricket match between India and New Zealand in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. India defeated New Zealand by 105 runs and cruised into the final of the cricket tri-series.

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TV Grab: Sri Lanka's Suraj Randiv (R) bowls a deliberate no-ball to India's Virender Sehwag (unseen) in the one day international cricket match in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, on Monday, August 17. Randiv's deliberate no-ball denied Sehwag a century who was batting at 99 in the tri-series. Sehwag hit the no-ball for a six, but it was not counted.

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Virender Sehwag celebrates his 99 runs ans India's victory over Sri Lanka during the one day international cricket match in the tri nation series in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Sehwag missed his century by one run as Sri Lanka's Suraj Randiv deliberately bowled a no-ball when India required just one run to win. Sehwag hit it for a six, but it was not counted.

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Virender Sehwag looks back after playing a shot during the first cricket match against New Zealand, in the tri nation series cup in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Host Sri Lanka sati out the opening match.

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Virender Sehwag drives the car he won for being the man of the match as Ishant Sharma rides on top of it after the final test cricket match against Sri Lanka, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Virender Sehwag and V.V.S. Laxman celebrate their team’s victory over Sri Lanka on the fifth day of the third and final test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Virender Sehwag (center) celebrate with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga during the fourth day of the third and final test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Virender Sehwag reacts after being dismissed during the third day of the third and final test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Batsman Rahul Dravid congratulates teammate Virender Sehwag for completing a half century during the second day of the third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Virender Sehwag congratulates teammate Harbhajan Singh for taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Tharanga Paranavitana during the final day's play of their second test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Virender Sehwag acknowledges as he completes a century during the first test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Indian cricket team coach Garry Kirsten, center, shares a light moment with players Virender Sehwag, right, and Gautam Gambhir during a practice session in Colombo. The Indian cricket team is in Sri Lanka to play three test match series.

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Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on as teammate Virender Sehwag keeps an ice bag on his chest after being hit by a ball during a practice session in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Indian cricket team is in Sri Lanka to play three test match series.

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Mr and Mrs Sehwag Virender with wife Aarti at their honeymoon in Switzerland

Virender Sehwag takes a catch as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on during a practice session ahead of their Asia Cup ODI cricket match in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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Virender Sehwag celebrates the dismissal of Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, with the teammates during the Asia Cup cricket match in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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Explosive Indian opener Virender Sehwag today became the 'Wisden Cricketer of the Year' for the second time in a row, beating off competition from England captain Andrew Strauss and Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan.

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Delhi Daredevils' Virender Sehwag plays a shot during the IPL T20 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. Daredevils beat Bangalore by 37 runs.

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Delhi Daredevils V Sehwag reacts after a misfield in the match against Delhi Daredevils during the Indian Premier League-3 in New Delhi.

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Delhi Daredevils' Virender Sehwag plays a shot as Chennai Super Kings' wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel looks on, during their Indian Premier League-3 match in New Delhi.

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Delhi Daredevils' Virender Sehwag celebrates his half century against Chennai Super Kings during their Indian Premier League-3 match in New Delhi.

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Virender Sehwag butchered Rajasthan Royals with a blistering 75 as Delhi Daredevils bulldozed their opponents from Jaipur by six wickets for their second successive win in the Indian Premier League here tonight.

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Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag share a laugh after India's victory over South Africa in the 2nd Test Match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Virender Sehwag celebrates his century on the second day of the second test cricket match against South Africa, in Calcutta.

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Virender Sehwag bats against South Africa during the third day of their first cricket test match in Nagpur. Sehwag made 109 runs, hitting 15 fours.

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Virender Sehwag reacts after scoring a century during the first one-day international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka, in Rajkot.

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Virender Sehwag reacts after his dismissal on the third day of the third cricket test match between India and Sri Lanka, in Mumbai. Sehwag fell short of becoming the first ever batsman to score three test triple centuries when he was dismissed for 293.

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Virender Sehwag reacts after his dismissal on the third day of the third cricket test match between India and Sri Lanka, in Mumbai.

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Virender Sehwag became the third fastest Indian to score 6000 Test runs after Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar, during his unbeaten 284 run knock on the second day of the third and final match against Sri Lanka.

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Virender Sehwag reacts after he reached his century during the first day of the second cricket test match between India and Sri Lanka in Kanpur.

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Sehwag and Ishant Sharma during a practice session on the eve of second test match against Sri Lanka, in Kanpur.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag look on during a practice session of the cricket team, in Ahmadabad. The three-test series between India and Sri Lanka will begin on Monday in Ahmedabad.

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Sachin Tendulkar, prepares a game of chess as Virender Sehwag, and Yuvraj Singh,look on, on board a plane before taking off from the airport in New Delhi. The fourth one day international cricket match between India and Australia is scheduled for tomorrow.

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Delhi Daredevils batsman V Sehwag acknowledges the crowd after scoring fifty runs during a Champions League T20 match at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

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Cricketer Virender Sehwag with industrialist Mukesh Ambani's wife Nita Ambani during the JP Atray tournament, in Chandigarh. Sehwag played for Reliance '1 team'- the newly formed corporate cricket team of Reliance Industries Ltd.

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Virendra Shewag exhibits the creation of fashion designer Rocky S during 'Kolkata Fashion Week II' in calcutta.

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Former cricketer Ravi Shastri, cricketer Virender Sehwag, and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat diplay the ICC award trophy during an event to announce the long list of nominees for the cricket LG ICC Awards 2009, in Mumbai.

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Day 34 - Delhi Daredevils v/s Mumbai Indians:
A bail and stump flies in the air for the dismissal of Delhi Daredevils Virender Sehwag, as Mumbai Indians wicket keeper Pinal Shah looks on, during their 2009 Indian Premier League cricket match in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Day 46 - Kings XI Punjab v/s Delhi Daredevils:
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag reacts as he anticipate being caught by Kings XI Punjab wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, (unseen) during the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match at the Springbok Park in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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Virender Sehwag celebrates his wedding anniversay with his wife Aarti and their son in Durban, South Africa

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Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar celebrate their teams series win 3-1 over New Zealand in the one day international cricket matches, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Give him a break! Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni had not quite lost his cool, but had ended up saying, "We have played cricket for 36 of the last 84 hours," after defeating Bangladesh in the on-going Asia Cup. Rajiv Shukla, BCCI vice-president, responded by saying that if a player wanted rest, he could inform the BCCI which would be happy to send replacements. The new coach Gary Kirsten has backed his captain on the Asia Cup's hectic schedule. "I think that three games in four days in this heat took a toll on the players. He also had some advice for the BCCI when he raised concerns about the amount of cricket Dhoni has played over the past year. "Mahendra Singh Dhoni is probably the most obvious example of a man needing a break ... MS is a brilliant cricketer and the sort of man who is happy to play every game, but he knows that it is not practical. Fatigue can lead to loss of form as well as injuries, both of which can adversely affect a player's long-term career."

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Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007
India Blue captain Virender Sehwag, left watches the match against India Red as he sits with Indian Cricket Board Secretary Niranjan Shah, center and Chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar during the challenger Trophy cricket tournament in Ahmedabad. The national selectors on Saturday sprung a major surprise by dropping former captain Rahul Dravid and recalling Virender Sehwag in the 15-member Indian One-day squad for the first two matches of the upcoming cricket series against Pakistan. Apart from Dravid's exclusion, Sehwag's recall was also a surprise as the Delhi batsman has not scored too many runs to justify his place in the team. Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar said Dravid was being given a break and should be back in the team soon, but insiders claim that the ego problems between the duo were responsible for the omission and that Vengsarkar was still smarting from the fact that Dravid chose to announce renouncing his captaincy to the BCCI chairman rather than to him.

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