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Virender Sehwag’s wife Aarti posts an emotional message for him

One of the biggest absentees from the ceremony was his wife Aarti, who could not accompany him due to health issues.

Virender Sehwag and Aarti Sehwag
Virender Sehwag and Aarti Sehwag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

On Tuesday, one of India’s most swashbuckling openers Virender Sehwag was honoured by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) naming Gate No.2 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as ‘Virender Sehwag Gate’. The inauguration for the same was done with rituals, organised by the DDCA in the presence of the former Indian player himself.

However, one of the biggest absentees from the ceremony was his wife Aarti, who could not accompany him due to health issues. She, however, tweeted out to show how much she admires her husband.

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“He is a man who has taught me ki zindagi achievements se bahut badkar hai, but still I feel so proud of his achievements as a player and 1/2,” the first of her two tweets read, described how Viru taught her that life is much bigger than achievements.

Aarti continued to show her emotion for her husband with another tweet which read “your sensitivity as a person. I am very proud of you Viru and love you deeply. So happy to see a gate named after you 2/2.”

Sehwag’s response: 

After the ceremony, Sehwag interacted with the media where he said it was a huge honour for him and reminded him of the days when he used to enter through the gate in his beginning years.

“It’s an honour to have a gate named after me at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. I remember when I started off, I used to daily cross this gate and now it has my name. There will be many more cricketers from this state who will have stands, gates, pavilions named after them; but I am glad that I am the first one. I feel very fortunate and would like to thank the DDCA for this honour,” Sehwag said.

“My wife and mother are not here as they are not well. I would have loved if they were here with me today,” Sehwag concluded.

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