In just his second match as an opener in Tests, Sehwag top-scored in India's first-innings at Trent Bridge with 106 off 183 balls. (Getty Images)
Against Australia at the MCG on Boxing Day 2003, Sehwag smashed 195 with 24 fours and six sixes before falling short of his first Test double-century. (Getty Images)
At Multan on March 29, 2004 Sehwag became India's first triple-centurion. In nine hours, he scored 309 to set up India’s first Test win in Pakistan. (AFP).
During his belligerent 201 against Pakistan in Bangalore on March 26, 2005 Sehwag became the quickest Indian to 300 runs. It was his third century against Pakistan in six Tests. (AFP)
Recalled to the Test team for the tour of Australia in 2007-08, Sehwag's second-innings 151, an unusually sedate innings, saves India from defeat when their established stars fail. (Getty Images)
Against South Africa in Chennai on March 28, 2005 Sehwag blasted the fastest Test triple-century, off 278 deliveries, to join Don Bradman and Brian Lara on the list of players to score to three triples. South Africa coach Mickey Arthur termed it the 'best Test innings I have ever seen'. (AFP)
Sehwag's outstanding run in 2008 continued in Galle, where he made an exceptional unbeaten 201 out of India's first-innings of 329, setting the tone for a series-leveling win over Sri Lanka. (AFP)
Against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on December 3, 2009 Sehwag's ballistic 293 breaks a host of records - most double-centuries by an Indian, second-highest number of 250-plus scores and most runs by and Indian in a day. Victory takes India to No. 1 in the rankings. (AFP).
Sehwag's 165 off 174 balls on February 15, 2010 laid the platform for India's innings victory over South Africa over South Africa at Eden Gardens. With this win, India held their top ranking and Sehwag became the No. 1 Test batsman. (AFP)
In his first Test innings, Virender Sehwag hit a sparkling 173-ball 105 in a 220-run stand with his idol, Sachin Tendulkar, to revive Indfia from 68 for 4 against South Africa at Bloemfontein. (Getty Images)