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Virendra Sehwag says global warming is not a ‘real issue’, faces flak on Twitter

His comment comes at a time when the world leaders up the ante against Global Warming at the G7 summit in Paris.

cricket Updated: Jun 03, 2017 15:45 IST
( Virendra Sehwag faced flak on Twitter for his controversial tweet on climate change. (HT file photo))

Former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag, who is known for his quirky humour on social media, has left many fuming with his ignorant tweet on climate change.

Here’s what he said…

His comment comes at a time when the world leaders up the ante against Global Warming at the G7 summit in Paris. India - the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases - ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change on Sunday, vowing to increase renewable energy usage to 40% by 2022.

This is not the first time that Sehwag has quoted controversy with his notorious tweets. He was earlier condemned for trolling DU student Gurmehar Kaur, who had launched an online campaign against ABVP after the Ramjas violence.

After his remark stirred up strong reactions on social media, Sehwag revealed that his original tweet was part of a corporate campaign on environmental awareness .

In a video posted on Twitter, he said, “Bahut galat baat boli hai na maine? Bas aapko jaagruk karna tha. Growing traffic and congestion is causing an alarming rise in pollution in our cities. This has also led to a rise in your blood pressure and frustration. This World Environment Day, let’s take the first step to reduce congestion.”