Virender Sehwag, Diana Edulji and Aravinda de Silva inducted into ICC Corridor of Fame

“Three greats of the sport have turn out to be the newest inductees to be added to the ICC Cricket Corridor of Fame,” the ICC wrote in its assertion.

A pioneer in girls’s cricket, Edulji turned the primary Indian lady within the ICC Corridor of Fame.

“On the outset, I want to thank the ICC and the Jury for having chosen me to be inducted within the ICC Corridor Of Fame 2023,” Edulji mentioned. “It certainly is a superb honour to be the primary Indian girls cricketer to be inducted and be part of a galaxy of cricketers, female and male from the world over.

“I’m delighted to be thought-about for this award. It isn’t solely a proud second for me, my household and associates but additionally for BCCI and Indian Girls’s Cricket.”

Edulji, a former India captain, performed 20 Checks and 34 ODIs in a profession that spanned throughout three many years. A left-arm spinner, she took 107 wickets throughout codecs. She then made an impression as an administrator, working to extend employment alternatives for feminine cricketers in India.

“It’s maybe off the sector that Edulji has had an excellent better impression, having performed a serious position as a trailblazer for India’s girls’s cricketers for a lot of many years,” the ICC wrote.

Sehwag, an explosive opener, performed 104 Checks, 251 ODIs and 19 T20Is for India and was a part of the edges that received the 2011 ODI World Cup and the 2007 T20 World Cup.

“I want to thank the ICC and the jury for inducting me with this honour,” Sehwag mentioned. “I really feel extraordinarily grateful for having spent an awesome a part of my life doing what I beloved most, ‘hitting the cricket ball’.”

He scored 8,586 runs in Checks, with 23 centuries to his identify. He was the primary Indian to hit a triple-century in Checks, and amongst simply 4 gamers to breach the 300-run mark twice within the format. The others in that unique membership? Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle.

His strike fee of 82.23 is a testomony to how he not solely scored heaps of runs, however did it in fast time too.

Whereas his ODI exploits had been nonetheless subdued compared, Sehwag hit 8273 runs at a strike fee of 104.33 with 15 centuries. His rating of 219 towards West Indies stays the third highest within the format.

He racked up 6361 runs in 93 Checks whereas scoring 9284 runs in 308 ODIs.

“I’m crammed with profound gratitude as I settle for the immense honour of being inducted into the ICC Corridor of Fame. This achievement is a tribute to the dedication, sacrifice, and love which have formed my cricketing journey,” de Silva mentioned. “My household, my dad and mom, my sister, my spouse and kids are my anchor, and deserve the deepest thanks for his or her unwavering assist and sacrifice, which have propelled me in direction of success. My associates, steadfast companions all through my highs and lows, have been my pillars of power.

“To my coaches, academics, followers and supporters, your relentless perception in me has fuelled my drive to succeed. My mentors and captains have guided and impressed me, and my teammates have been my prolonged household on this unbelievable journey. To those I’ve performed towards, thanks for enriching my recreation.

“My honest appreciation goes to the ICC, and the Corridor of Fame voting committee for this extraordinary recognition. I share this honour with all who’ve stood by and formed me.”

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