Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag has announced his retirement from international and domestic cricket. The Nawab of Najafgarh made the announced on Twitter, the same day he was celebrating his 37th birthday. Virender Sehwag has been out of the Indian squad for over 2 consecutive years now.
Virender Sehwag has scored 17,253 international runs across all formats of cricekt incldding 8586 runs from 104 Test matches and 8273 runs in ODIs. He has with his name OD 15 centuries including the second-highest individual score of 219. He has knocked 23 test centuries with career best of 319 against Pakistan.
On Tuesday, he chose the famous micro-blogging social network to make the announcement.
I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League. A statement will follow.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2015
The Tweet was followed by a detailed statement.
Soon after his announcement, the internet paid tribute to the glorious 12 years of his amazing cricket action.