Virender Sehwag meets school children in ChennaiDecember 6th, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec 6 (ANI): Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag met school children at a function organised on Saturday to felicitate student sportspersons in Chennai.
The lone Indian to make triple century in test cricket Sehwag, bedecked in a traditional Indian dress which was as flamboyant as his strokes on the fields arrived in the school on a horse driven cart.
Scores of school children greeted him, breaking into long rapturous applause.
Recounting his own schooldays, the maverick batsman expressed happiness on meeting them.
It is fantastic, because when I was growing up I never met any cricketer. When I (have) become celebrity I thought I will go to every school whenever I will get opportunity to go and meet the children and make them happy and if the children are happy I am happy, said Sehwag.
On the occasion he felicitated students with scholarships for 14 talented students who performed well in the sports.
Sehwag is in Chennai to play the first test of the two match series against England beginning from Thursday. (ANI)
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