Virender Sehwag wishes legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan on his birthday

Both Virender Sehwag and Amitabh Bachchan are quite active on social media platforms.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Bollywood actor and four times national award winner Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 75th birthday today (11th October). Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly wished the legendary actor on the micro-blogging site- Twitter. Sehwag, who was an aggressive batsman during his playing days, never misses out on wishing his peers and well-wishers.

Apart from the two former cricketers, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla also wished Sr.Bachchan on his auspicious day. The actor takes keen interest in cricket and have been seen voicing his opinion on the game quite often. Amitabh is very active on the social media platforms and interacts with his fans on occasions.


Sehwag tweeted “Happy Birthday to the legend , the greatest superstar of our country, Baduuumbaaa.#Happy75thBirthdayABSir” Ganguly, under whom Sehwag made his international debut, tweeted “A very happy birthday to a superstar and a awesome gentleman…..ask me”

When Sehwag grabbed the eyeballs

Sehwag had earlier grabbed lot of eyeballs when he revealed how former Indian skipper Ganguly sacrificed his game to promote MS Dhoni. “We were experimenting with the batting order at that time. We decided that if we get a good opening partnership then Sourav Ganguly would come at No.3 but if we had a bad opening stand then we would send pinch hitters like Irfan Pathan or Dhoni to accelerate the scoring rate,” Sehwag told India TV in an interview.

“Ganguly at that time decided to give Dhoni a chance at No.3 for three or four matches. There are very few captains who would first give away his own batting spot for Virender Sehwag and then his set spot of No.3 for Dhoni. Had Dada (Ganguly) not done that, Dhoni would not have become such a great player. Ganguly always believed in giving chances to new players,” Sehwag added.