Wishes pour in for Virender Sehwag on his 38th birthday

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag turned 38 on Thursday and received birthday wishes from fellow cricketers.

Many former and current players took to Twitter to wish him and it was led by one of Sehwag’s former opening partner Sachin Tendulkar, who wrote: “He’s the sweetest man who has caused so much destruction! Happy Birthday Lala!.”

India coach and former spinner Anil Kumble also wished the 38-year-old: “Happy birthday Viru. Enjoy the day and the year ahead. God bless!”

Australian spin legend Shane Warne said: “Happy birthday my friend, the game of cricket misses your exciting batting and all round entertainment!”

Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina who is recovering from viral fever and missed the first two matches of the ongoing One-Day series against New Zealand tweeted: “Happy birthday @virendersehwag# #legend # big brother.”

Sehwag holds the record of being the only Indian batsman to have scored a 300 in Tests twice. He scored 319 against South Africa in 2008 and 309 against Pakistan in Multan.