Virender Sehwag was trolled by Sachin Tendulkar on his 39th birthday and in a way, he got the taste of his own medicine. Viru was known for playing pranks inside the dressing room in his playing days and after retirement, he made Twitter the new dressing room, where he did not stop having a go at other cricketers.
Even while replying to Sachin’s funny tweet on his birthday, Sehwag did not mind playing with words. Here is how Sachin wished him and also how Sehwag replied.
While Sachin has won the battle this time, but he still is a new player on this pitch. Sehwag has been ruling for a long time now and his legend as the funny man on Twitter has not become in just a day.
We look back at some of the funniest birthday tweets Sehwag came up with.
Sehwag on Shaun Pollock’s birthday
Starting with Shaun Pollock. The South African cricket legend had got Sehwag out twice in his debut match and the Delhi-born batsman did not shy away from realising it. At the same time, he made sure he came up with some quirky name for Pollock. Sehwag thought for a while and Bang!
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 16, 2016
How Sehwag wished Sachin Tendulkar
Next is Sehwag’s tweet to Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday. Viru has huge respect for Sachin and makes sure that he never crosses the line while making fun or trying to impress the master with his humour. This is what he came up with on Sachin’s birthday in 2017.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 24, 2017
A ‘huge’ dig at Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma is Virender Sehwag’s favourite cricketer when it comes to tweeting on him. He is also a very good friend of Ishant so he does not have to think twice to troll him on Twitter. On Ishant’s birthday, Virupa took a ‘huge’ dig at him.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 2, 2017
Gayle must know what Viru meant
Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle are possibly two of the most devastating batsmen ever produced. These guys don’t deal in singles and doubles. On Gayle’s birthday, Sehwag used a hindi phrase’ Aa Bhains Mujhe maar’ and gave the phrase the Viru touch to convert it into ‘Aa Gayle, bowler maar.” The real meaning of the Hindi phrase is ‘Come o Bull, hit me’ which Sehwag converted into ‘Come, Gayle, hit me’.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 21, 2017
Sehwag’s light jibe at ‘good friend’ Shoaib Akhtar
Virender Sehwag loved taking potshots at his friend from Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar. The two cricketers always had a go at each other when they played and even after retirement love taking the dig at each other. On Shoaib’s birthday last year in 2016, Sehwag started a Twitter hashtag called #ShoaibKiBirthdayViruKiParty and asked his fans to wish him using the same hashtag. On the day of his birthday, Sehwag wished Shoaib like this:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 13, 2016
It was too difficult for Shoaib to come back with a reply.