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Virender Sehwag reveals why Sachin Tendulkar calls him 'Lala'

India Today logo India Today 20-10-2016

For India batsman Virender Sehwag, who is the recent king of birthday greetings on social media, turned 38 today.

It was Viru's turn today to be wished by his fans, ex colleagues and other famous personalities, who he never forgot to wish during their birthdays. He not only remembers them on their special days but makes sure they do not forget his 'hatke' wishes too.

Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Harbhajan Singh were among the many who came forward on Twitter to wish Viru on his birthday. Here are a few of the wishes -

Happy birthday Viru @virendersehwag Enjoy the day and the year ahead. God bless!

Wish you a very happy borthday @virendersehwag bhaiya!! Have a grt one!! Love your sense of humour all the time!!

Tendulkar wished Sehwag by posting a picture of them together with the caption, "He's the sweetest man who has caused so much destruction! Happy Birthday Lala!" Sehwag decided to reply to Tendulkar by telling his fans why according to him the Cricket God calls him Lala.

He said, "Thank you God ji! You guys must be thinking why he calls me Lala. One is because I look like a Lala. And the other because I can keep a good record of the number of fours, sixes, losses, wins and the times Sachin Tendulkar would have broken records. This is probably why he calls me Lala. But this is my version. God ji will tell you his."

Have a look at the video here:

The Nawab of Najafgarh is the only Indian batsman to score 300 in a Test innings, a feat he has managed to achieve twice. The Delhi cricketer has made a mark in cricket, setting the standards high for the current players and inspiring a generation of youngsters altogether.

Photos: Virender Sehwag — Rare and unseen images

Then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf shakes hands with Indian cricket player Virender Sehwag, as then team captain Rahul Dravid, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Irfan Pathan look on during the Indian team's meeting with the President at his office in Islamabad February 10, 2006. Virender Sehwag: Rare and unseen images

Watch: When Sehwag scored a century on Test debut

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