Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag will always be remembered as one of the best hitters of the ball and watching him bat was always a delight for cricket lovers. However, he has not stopped hitting fours and sixes even after retirement the only difference is that now he plays on social media where he has a huge following, thanks to his witty tweets and replies.
Viru is also known for speaking his mind and his approach towards the spin bowlers was revealed by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin during a chat show. Ashwin told that during a training session when they were touring Sri Lanka, Sehwag thrashed his bowling left and right, no matter where he bowled. As per Ashwin, Viru told him that as off-spinners didn’t trouble him at all, he doesn’t even consider them as bowlers. The method that Sehwag used to play off-spinners was that he hit them on the off side with spin and as far as the left-hand off-spinners are concerned, he used the technique of hitting them on the leg side against spin.
Recently, a fan of Sehwag tried to troll him by saying that he didn’t consider spinners as bowlers but he himself used to bowl spin.
The tweet read, “@virendersehwag Sir ji… Aap bolte the ke aap spin bowlers ko bowlers nhi mante the…. Aap khud spin bowling karte the”
@virendersehwag Sir ji… Aap bolte the ke aap spin bowlers ko bowlers nhi mante the…. Aap khud spin bowling karte the
— Anand Kulshreshtha (@TechAndy007) January 22, 2019
Viru responded in a classy manner by saying that he never considered himself as a bowler too.
This is what he replied, “Apne aap ko bilkul bowler nahi maanta tha, Anand”
Apne aap ko bilkul bowler nahi maanta tha, Anand https://t.co/x2vysBhMiQ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 22, 2019
Well, that was a cool reply but in reality, Sehwag was a pretty good part-time bowler who took 40 wickets in Test matches and 96 in ODIs. Moreover, who can forget that he was also one of the bowlers who bowled in the decisive bowl-out against Pakistan in the first match of T20i World Cup, 2017.
Twitter loved Sehwag’s reply and this is how fans reacted:
सहवाग एक नाम नहीं…. खौफ था गेंदबाजों के लिए।।।
— रुद्र शुक्ला (@rashtrawadi9) January 22, 2019
We love you paji ❤️
पहली बॉल ओर चार रन इसे मस्त लव स्टोरी तो हीर रांझा की भी नही थी ।।
— M~a~n~i~s~h (@hindustani701) January 22, 2019
sir aap nay to aachhay aachhay bowlers ko bowlers nahi maana ….aap to bas ball ki dhunayaai kartay thay …chahay bowler koi bhi ho
— BHUPENDER SINGH (@BHUPISAV) January 22, 2019
That is your humble nature @virendersehwag sir.
But you were also one of the good part time bowling option for India apart from your fantastic attacking batting capabilities..
You r always in the list of greats and loved ones.. ❤️🙏🏻
— Nishant Shekhar (@iamnishant_ns) January 22, 2019
पाजी आप ने तो इस गुगली पर भी सिक्स मार दिया😂😂😂
— Rofl Menaria🇮🇳 (@RoflMenaria) January 22, 2019
You were such a good smasher of the ball apko ki v bowler k bare Mai socchne ki jarurat hee nhi hai.
— Mrinal Patra (@MrinalP63603892) January 22, 2019
Paaji ka mantra …. Jo dar Gaya samjho mar Gaya from first ball till the last he played like he owned the game Thanks sir… Highlight s dekh ke bhi maza atta hai….
— Suneet (@thesunfades) January 22, 2019
Viru sir was our "turup ka ikka "
& Nuclear energy of indian batting.
Miss those days of – first ball six
— Ayush shrivastava (@Ayushsh81295) January 22, 2019
@virendersehwag paji u are being modest only,, how can someone forget u are the only bowler who clean bowled Gilchrist behind his legs. and open the door of victory for India in Perth.
— Kapil Kumar (@kapilkumar2691) January 22, 2019
Ye laga Viru pa ka dabur chawanprash chaukaaaaaa….
— Sumit Patra (@sumitpatra5) January 22, 2019
Bhai veeru ek hi tha aor ek hi rahega
— Parveen Prinja (@ParveenPrinja) January 22, 2019
thug Life @virendersehwag 😂😂
— Sandeep Yadav (@SandeepYaduvas) January 22, 2019
Sehwag hits quite hard even today! What do you say?