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Hathiyar chhode hain, chalana nahi bhoole: Virender Sehwag breathes fire on ice

Virender Sehwag blasted 62 off 31 balls in the first match of the Ice Cricket challenge in St Moritz, Switzerland and his hilarious tweet on batting has left social media in splits.

cricket Updated: Feb 09, 2018 15:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
‪Virender Sehwag‬,‪Shahid Afridi‬,‪India national cricket team‬
Virender Sehwag blasted 62 off 31 balls but his side Palace Diamonds lost in the first game of the Ice cricket challenge in St Moritz with a loss to the Shahid Afridi-led Royals. (HT Photo)

Virender Sehwag breathed fire in the ice of St Moritz on Thursday when he bludgeoned a 31-ball 62 while playing for Palace Diamonds against the Shahid Afridi-led Royals in the first edition of Ice Cricket Challenge in Switzerland.

Sehwag was in his groove from the first ball as he thumped a Shoaib Akhtar delivery for four and he proceeded to take the opposition bowlers to cleaners. The Delhi Dasher, dubbed the ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ had shown that he still wielded the willow powerfully and in the backdrop of the breathtaking Swiss Alps, his strokeplay was literally dazzling.

Virender Sehwag said he had still not forgotten the art of batting after smashing 62 off 31 balls in the St Moritz Ice Cricket challenge. (Twitter)

Although his team lost the match, Sehwag was still in a great mood. After the match was over, Sehwag posted a message on his Twitter handle implying that he has not forgotten how to bat despite taking retiring in 2015. The tweet left social media users in splits.

Sourav Ganguly has appreciated Virender Sehwag’s tweet after his blazing 62 off 31 balls in the St Moritz Ice cricket tournament. (Twitter)

Among admirers of Sehwag’s witty tweet was former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly who also took to Twitter to praise his former teammate.

Sehwag’s splendid knock, though, went in vain as Afridi’s Royals won the match in the end, courtesy a fine innings of 74 by former English batsman, Owais Shah.

The cricket series, which is being organised to promote cricket in Switzerland, features former cricket greats like Michael Hussey, Shoaib Akhtar and Mahela Jayawardene.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 15:28 IST