London: Former Indian cricket opener Virender Shewag has been awarded Honorary Life Membership by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Shewag who left cricket in 2013 joins his fellow India icons Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly on the list of Honorary Life Members.
In his 14 years career he played 104 Test matches and scored 8586 runs but played only one Test at Lord’s in which he scored 84 and 27 runs against England in 2002. He also captained MCC in the 2014 Champion County match against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi.
MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson welcomed Sehwag to the Club that includes more than 300 Honorary Life Members and 18,000 Full Members.
“It is always a pleasure to welcome new Honorary Life Members to the Club, and Virender is no exception,” Stephenson said. “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.”