Virender Sehwag – 24 years, 178 days
Virender Sehwag was arguably one of the most destructive batsmen across any format of the game. The 41-year old maintained a strike rate in excess of 80 in both ODI and Test cricket and is known for going after the bowlers straight away. Sehwag also occasionally served as the captain of the national team. His first match as captain came against Bangladesh in 2003 in Dhaka.
It began on a positive note as India chased down 207 with six wickets to spare. As a captain, Sehwag contributed a wicket and scored 43 runs while opening the batting. The Delhi-born former batsman has led the national team in 12 ODIs, winning seven of them. Sehwag also holds the highest score by a captain in ODIs when he scored 219 against the West Indies in 2011.