Why did Virender Sehwag refuse to appear on Arnab Goswami’s show?


Virender Sehwag gave sleepless nights to bowlers from around the world during his time as a cricketer. The Nawab of Najafgarh smashed several records as a batsman. Aggression was what always remained a key highlight of his batting all throughout his career.

It’s been several years since he said quit international cricket. But, his popularity, it seems, has not diminished a bit even after being away from media spotlight.

Sehwag was recently in the news for his Twitter exchange with the British journalist Piers Morgan. This was after Morgan questioned India’s hyped celebrations on winning of two Olympic medals.

Irked by Morgan’s tone and intention, Sehwag decided to play on the front foot and chose to face him head-on, albeit on social media platform.

His witty reply questioning England’s inability to win ODI World Cup earned him plenty of plaudits on Twitter. He remained the dominating theme of social media conversation for several days.

No wonder, every TV channel in India would have wished to have him on their debate show.

Among those keen to host Sehwag on the channel also included Times Now, whose editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, reportedly invited him for a debate show. But the former India batsman refused.

Revealing this on Twitter, Sehwag wrote, “Arnab Goswami wants me to speak on that British guys views on India on NewsHour,but that man doesnt deserve any airtime,hence I have denied.”


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