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2Born on October 20, 1978, Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer. An aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test team in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award for 2009. Sehwag holds multiple records including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319 against South Africa at at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai), which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls) as well as the fastest 250 by any batsman (in 207 balls against Sri Lanka on 3 December 2009 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai). His other innings of 309 and 293 are also the second and third best by any Indian player. Sehwag also holds the distinction of being one of four batsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket, and the only one to score two triple centuries and take a five-wicket innings haul. In March 2009, Sehwag smashed what was till then the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, from 60 balls. On 8 December 2011, he hit his maiden double century in ODI cricket, against West Indies, becoming the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to reach the landmark. – cite_note-6


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Questions of this week:
1.    Who was the top scorer for India against South Africa in the 5th ODI at Chennai?
2.    For which team Pradeep Sangwan played in IPL-8?
3.    Who won the recently held Mr J&K 2015 title?
4.     Which rank Sania Mirza holds in World Badminton?
5.    Who is Raju Sethi?
Answers of the last week:
1. Virat Kohli 2. Kings XI Punjab 3. Satyabart  4. 2nd 5. Former Ranji                            Trophy and Duleep Trophy Cricketer.
The best entry of this week was received from Vijay Kumar, Lecturer in                    History, H-No 2/A Roopnagar, Jammu.
The other entries of the week were from Sanjay Dhar, Lane No 1, H No-3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal Jammu; Ravinder Sharma, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu; Sunil Jasrotia, Hiranagar, Kathua; Anil Kumar, New Plots, Jammu and Nipun Verma, Krishna Nagar, Jammu.