‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ Virender Sehwag retires

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Virender Sehwag celebrates his century on the opening day of the first Test match against England in Ahmedabad, on November 15, 2012. (PTI Photo)

Virender Sehwag celebrates his century on the opening day of the first Test match against England in Ahmedabad, on November 15, 2012. (PTI Photo)

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Sehwag receives the Arjuna Award from former President APJ Abdul Kalam, on August 29, 2003. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Sehwag receives the Arjuna Award from former President APJ Abdul Kalam, on August 29, 2003. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

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Sehwag spins a football on his finger during a training session in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo)

Sehwag spins a football on his finger during a training session in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo)

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Sehwag raises his arms in celebration after scoring a century on debut during the first Test against South Africa and India in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 2001. (Getty Images)

Sehwag raises his arms in celebration after scoring a century on debut during the first Test against South Africa and India in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 2001. (Getty Images)

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Sehwag with his son Aryavir at the Chennai Airport. (PTI Photo)

Sehwag with his son Aryavir at the Chennai Airport. (PTI Photo)

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Sehwag looks to the heavens after completing his triple century on the third day of the first Test against South Africa, in Chennai in 2008. (PTI Photo)

Sehwag looks to the heavens after completing his triple century on the third day of the first Test against South Africa, in Chennai in 2008. (PTI Photo)

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Sehwag laughs as a television screen behind congratulates him for scoring 300 against South Africa in Chennai on March 28, 2008. (AP Photo)

Sehwag laughs as a television screen behind congratulates him for scoring 300 against South Africa in Chennai on March 28, 2008. (AP Photo)

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Sehwag with his wife Aarti at Quaid-i-Azm International Airport in Karachi, on January 26, 2006. (AP Photo)

Sehwag with his wife Aarti at Quaid-i-Azm International Airport in Karachi, on January 26, 2006. (AP Photo)

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Sehwag hits a six against Pakistan during the second ODI against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, on 11 February 11, 2006. (AFP Photo)

Sehwag hits a six against Pakistan during the second ODI against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, on 11 February 11, 2006. (AFP Photo)

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Sehwag exults after taking a catch during a practice session a day before the third Test match against Sri Lanka in Ahmadabad, in December 2005. (AP)

Sehwag exults after taking a catch during a practice session a day before the third Test match against Sri Lanka in Ahmadabad, in December 2005. (AP)

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Sehwag celebrates his double century during the fourth ODI against West Indies in Indore, on December 8, 2011. (AFP Photo)

Sehwag celebrates his double century during the fourth ODI against West Indies in Indore, on December 8, 2011. (AFP Photo)

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Sehwag plays a shot on the way to scoring a double century during the fourth ODI against West Indies. (AFP Photo)

Sehwag plays a shot on the way to scoring a double century during the fourth ODI against West Indies. (AFP Photo)

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Virender Sehwag helps to stretch Indian captain Sourav Ganguly during the net practice at Eden Gardens in Calcutta, 17 January 2002. (AFP)

Virender Sehwag helps to stretch Indian captain Sourav Ganguly during the net practice at Eden Gardens in Calcutta, 17 January 2002. (AFP)

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Indian batting sensaiton Virender Sehwag waits for the trasport outside the Bombay airport 01 October, 2002. (AFP)

Indian batting sensaiton Virender Sehwag waits for the trasport outside the Bombay airport 01 October, 2002. (AFP)

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Laxman (L) and Virender Sehwag (R) speak during a practice session at Barkatullah Khan cricket stadium in Jodhpur, 20 November 2002. (AFP)

Laxman (L) and Virender Sehwag (R) speak during a practice session at Barkatullah Khan cricket stadium in Jodhpur, 20 November 2002. (AFP)

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Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag run between the wicket during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match against Pakistan at the Captain Roop Singh stadium in Gwalior 15 November 2007. (AFP)

Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag run between the wicket during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match against Pakistan at the Captain Roop Singh stadium in Gwalior 15 November 2007. (AFP)

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Indian cricket team vice-captain Virender Sehwag (L) and captain Rahul Dravid (R) celebrate after Dravid took a catch to dismiss England batsman Ian Bell during the first day of the first Test match between England and India at the VCA grounds in Nagpur 01 March 2006. (AFP)

Indian cricket team vice-captain Virender Sehwag (L) and captain Rahul Dravid (R) celebrate after Dravid took a catch to dismiss England batsman Ian Bell during the first day of the first Test match between England and India at the VCA grounds in Nagpur 01 March 2006. (AFP)

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Yuvraj Singh (L), Harbhajan Singh (C) and Virender Sehwag (R) celebrate thier victory over England in the first One-Day International cricket match between India and England in New Delhi, 28 March 2006. (AFP)

Yuvraj Singh (L), Harbhajan Singh (C) and Virender Sehwag (R) celebrate thier victory over England in the first One-Day International cricket match between India and England in New Delhi, 28 March 2006. (AFP)

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Virender Sehwag of Delhi Daredevils (R) prepares to play a stroke as Deccan Chargers Australian wicketkeeper-captain Adam Gilchrist looks on during their IPL Twenty20 league match at The Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on May 13, 2009. (AFP)

Virender Sehwag of Delhi Daredevils (R) prepares to play a stroke as Deccan Chargers Australian wicketkeeper-captain Adam Gilchrist looks on during their IPL Twenty20 league match at The Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on May 13, 2009. (AFP)

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Virender Sehwag avoids a bouncer during the sixth Micromax tri-series One Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and New Zealand at the Rangiri Dambulla International stadium in Dambulla, some 150 km north of Colombo, on August 25, 2010. (AFP)

Virender Sehwag avoids a bouncer during the sixth Micromax tri-series One Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and New Zealand at the Rangiri Dambulla International stadium in Dambulla, some 150 km north of Colombo, on August 25, 2010. (AFP)

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Delhi Daredevils bowler Irfan Pathan (R) with captain Virender Sehwag celebrate the wicket of Kochi Tuskers Kerala batsman Parthiv Patel, during the IPL Twenty20 match between Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Delhi Daredevils at The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi on April 30, 2011. (AFP)

Delhi Daredevils bowler Irfan Pathan (R) with captain Virender Sehwag celebrate the wicket of Kochi Tuskers Kerala batsman Parthiv Patel, during the IPL Twenty20 match between Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Delhi Daredevils at The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi on April 30, 2011. (AFP)

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