Former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag has been awarded the Honorary Life Membership of MCC. Sehwag is the third India player to be honoured with MCC membership after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.
Sehwag scored 8,586 Test runs at an average close to 50, in ODI’s he scored 8,273 runs at an average of 35.05.
Sehwag is the only Indian to have two triple centuries in Tests.
John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket, said: “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.”
— Lord's Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 16, 2016
Sehwag has a long association with MCC and has captained the club in the Champion County match against Yorkshire at Abu Dhabi in 2013. He also scored a match-winning century in that match.
He also played for the Rest of the World against MCC during the 2014 Bicentenary match at Lord’s to celebrate 200 years of the current Lord’s Ground.
He played only one Test match at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground, – the 2002 clash with England – in which he scored 84 and 27.