Sehwag joins his former teammates Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in an elite list of cricketers who are currently honorary life members of the MCC.
Prominent for his flamboyant attacking style of play, Sehwag amassed 17,253 runs in all the three formats of the game, including 38 centuries and 72 fifties in his career.
Overall, between 1999 and 2013, Sehwag played 104 Tests, 251 One-Day Internationals and 19 Twenty20 Internationals in his career and was a part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning team.
Head of cricket at MCC, John Stephenson welcomed Sehwag to the club and said that the 37-year-old fully deserves the honour of being an honorary life member.
“It is always a pleasure to welcome new Honorary Life Members to the Club, and Virender is no exception.
“He was a wonderfully entertaining player throughout his career and has also represented MCC with aplomb in the past, so is fully deserving of this honour.”
Sehwag captained MCC in 2013 during the encounter against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi and also played against the club for the Rest of the World XI in the 2014 bicentenary match at Lord’s.
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