New Delhi, Oct 20: Former India cricketer and explosive opener Virender Sehwag turned 38 years old on Thursday (Oct 20).
Sehwag, who is hailed as one of the most popular cricketers on micro-blogging site Twitter, is getting birthday greetings from across the globe.
Wishes for the Nawab of Najafgarh are pouring in from former and current cricketers to sportspersons and fans to cricket enthusiasts.
'#HappyBirthdayViru' is trending over Twitter, in India, since early morning as fans started greeting their favourite cricketer.
Sehwag, who is popular for his witty and funny oneliners over social media, is famous for the way he sends birthday wishes to his fellow sportspersons and celebrities.
Sehwag is happily enjoying his second stint over social media as well as his stint as a cricket commentator.
He has accumulated 8586 Test runs in 104 games and 8273 runs in 251 ODIs he has played. He is the only Indian cricketer to have slammed two triple tons.
Sehwag retired from international cricket last year.
Here's how fans and celebrities greeted the 'Nawab of Twitter' on his birthday:
.@virendersehwag Happy birthday my friend, the game of cricket misses your exciting batting and all round entertainment ! 🎂🎉— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) October 20, 2016
The way @virendersehwag batted every day was his Birthday, every knock a reason to celebrate! Happy Birthday Viru! Carve the cake Viru!— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) October 20, 2016
Birthday wishes to Virender Sehwag from his fan. 🎂👏— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 20, 2016
Opening batting in Tests can be divided in two eras--BS and AS (Before and After Sehwag) Wishing @virendersehwag a very happy birthday 🎉— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 20, 2016
Wish you a very happy borthday @virendersehwag bhaiya!! Have a grt one!! Love your sense of humour all the time!!— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 20, 2016
Wish u a very happy bday Viru paaji most coolest with golden heart human being god bless u always keep smile 🎂🇮🇳👏👏 @virendersehwag— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) October 20, 2016
Happy b'day to d most destructive batsman ever @virendersehwag paji.blessd to have playd&learn frm u.rab hamesha thonu chardi kala ch rakhe🙏— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) October 20, 2016
Happy Birthday to you dear @virendersehwag .. Best wishes and Prayers..— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) October 20, 2016
Happy birthday Viru @virendersehwag Enjoy the day and the year ahead. God bless!— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) October 20, 2016
Multan ka Sultan, Najafgarh ka Nawab..Debut se pata tha, yeh batsman hai lajawab.. Janmdin ki badhaiyaan, dear General Saab @virendersehwag— jatin sapru (@jatinsapru) October 20, 2016
High batting S/r in Tests— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 20, 2016
Min 2000 runs
82.23 V Sehwag
81.95 A Gichrist
80.91 Kapil Dev
77.27 D Warner
70.19 V Richards#HappyBirthdayViru