Sehwag’s tweet calling Pakistan India’s ‘son’ comes to haunt, Harbhajan Singh’s reply is epic


Former India cricketer, Virender Sehwag, has earned a new fame on Twitter for being witty with his posts. But being witty on social media isn’t that easy, when you are in the habit of reacting to almost everything.sehwag's tweet pakistan

That’s perhaps the reason why the cricketer, popularly known as Nawab of Najafgarh, has also had to face public ire as some of his tweets weren’t deemed funny by a considerably large numbers of users. As was evident when Sehwag decided to publicly shame a martyr’s daughter, Gurmehar Kaur.

One of the reasons behind Sehwag’s transformation from being a hero of every Indian to a somewhat divisive figure was because the former India opener’s considered decision to join the neo-nationalist gang on the microblogging site.

On 15 June, when India thrashed minnows Bangladesh in the just-concluded Champions Trophy encounter, Sehwag’s take once again became a topic of intense social media conversation.

Reacting to India’s comprehensive 9-wicket victory over its neighbour, Sehwag wrote in his inimitable style, “Well tried Pote. Great effort to reach semis.Ghar ki hi baat hai.
Father’s Day par Bete ke saath final hai. Mazaak ko serious mat liyo bete.”

Essentially, Sehwag had likened Pakistan to India’s son and Bangladesh grandson given that the latter’s creation as a sovereign country had taken place from the independence from Pakistan. Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan until 1971, when it became an independent country, thanks to the military intervention of India.

However, his tweet came to haunt Sehwag on Sunday in the wake of India’s humiliating defeat at the hands of, in his words, son Pakistan. Pakistan annihilated India by 180 runs to lift the Champions Trophy in London.

Social media users were nimble-footed in poking fun at Sehwag reminding him about his perceived foot-in-mouth tweet.

And if this humiliation wasn’t enough, his former India teammate Harbhajan Singh tweeted this;

While Harbhajan earned plenty of plaudits for cricket neutrals for his sane tweet, many appeared still determined to point out who the real culprit was in the whole controversy.

As for Sehwag, he had no option but to eat humble pie as evidently clear by his tweet, which read, “Congratulations Pakistan on a really comprehensive victory today. Well played, deserved winners and a great result for Pakistan cricket.”


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