Swashbuckling Sehwag awarded MCC membership









By Kersi Meher-Homji

India’s dynamic opening batsman Virender (Viru) Sehwag was recently awarded the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) membership. “He will be able to enjoy all privileges at Lord’s, the Mecca of Cricket”, said Rhys Hayward, the Digital Editor at MCC, world’s oldest and most exclusive cricket club.
“Sehwag will enjoy all the normal rights and privileges of a Full Member of the Club”, Hayward told India’s eminent sports writer Bipin Dani over the phone from Lord’s in London.  “He will get free entry to Lord’s for all matches”.
Sehwag has only played one Test at Lord’s, London, in 2002, in which he scored 84 and 27 runs.  Overall Sehwag played 103 Tests from 2001 to 2013 scoring 8586 runs at an average of 49.34, hitting 23 centuries and 32 fifties, highest score being a fabulous 319. This was against Pakistan in Multan in 2003-04 where he reached his triple ton with a six.

Viru compiled Test runs at a faster pace than anyone in the history of cricket. No wonder he has been described as Swashbuckling Sehwag.

MCC has more than 300 Life Members and the Honorary Life Memberships are awarded to famous cricketers (men and women) and officials associated with cricket.

He is the 23rd Indian player to be awarded this honour. The last one was Anjum Chopra, the woman cricketer, earlier this year.


Viru Sehwag and wife Aarti were delighted at this honour.

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