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:
I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League. A statement will follow.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2015
Sehwag, who played the last of his 104 Tests against Australia in 2013, scored 8,586 runs with an average of 49.34.