Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag, the only Indian batsman to score a triple century in a Test, announced his retirement on Tuesday from international cricket.

“God has been kind and I have done what I wanted to do,” Sehwag said in a statement on his 37th birthday after again being overlooked by the selectors.


He also tweeted the following on Twitter:

Sehwag, who played the last of his 104 Tests against Australia in 2013, scored 8,586 runs with an average of 49.34.