Sachin Tendulkar’s ‘ulta’ wish stumps Virender Sehwag on 39th birthday
Virender Sehwag has been known to be a little hard-headed on the playing field and Sachin Tendulkar reminded him just that with his funny tweet on the former Indian cricket team opener’s birthday.Updated: Oct 20, 2017 16:46 IST
When Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar used to swing their bats in tandem, it invariably used to become an occasion for the whole country to celebrate. Their partnerships while batting, and their friendship on and off the field, is well known and that close camaraderie was evident in Tendulkar’s tweet wishing Viru on his 39th birthday. (PAK vs SL 4th ODI live)
Virender Sehwag has been known to be a little hard-headed when it comes to his approach to batting. The former Indian cricket team opener would come out all guns blazing, making the opposition bowlers run for cover. And this applied regardless of what the pitch conditions were or what the advice from the dressing room was.
Sachin Tendulkar, it seems, remembers, and surely by a few personal experiences as well, how Sehwag used to practically do the opposite of what he was advised to. So, in the birthday wish to his old teammate, Tendulkar decided to remind Viru of his stubborn demeanour.
Tendulkar tweeted his birthday message upside down along with an image of him and Sehwag celebrating in the playing field. “(sic) Happy birthday, Viru! Have a great start to the new year. You’ve always done ulta of what I have told you on field. So here’s one from me,” read Tendulkar’s message.
.ǝɯ ɯoɹɟ ǝuo s,ǝɹǝɥ os ˙😜pןǝıɟ uo noʎ pןoʇ ǝʌɐɥ ı ʇɐɥʍ ɟo ɐʇןn ǝuop sʎɐʍןɐ ǝʌ,noʎ ˙ɹɐǝʎ ʍǝu ǝɥʇ oʇ ʇɹɐʇs ʇɐǝɹƃ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ ¡nɹıʌ 'ʎɐpɥʇɹıq ʎddɐɥ pic.twitter.com/L1XTzhzoiU— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2017
Viru, quick-witted as he is on twitter, was fast to reply, thanking ‘God Ji’ for the message.
Thank you God ji 🙏🏼Uparwala sab dekh raha hai, yeh to suna tha, par aaj samajh aaya, woh neeche waalon ke liye likhta kaise hai ! https://t.co/stdodewNuJ— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2017
Sehwag’s twitter timeline was flooded with birthday wishes from former teammates as well as fans, including many funny ones.
Happy bday @virendersehwag Thanks for teaching us the meaning of the word Fearless!Wish I could have seen one 300 from the non strikers end!— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) October 20, 2017
And Sehwag replied to some funny tweets/questions with his own wit.
Blood group https://t.co/tbdGD8YCCU— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2017
Test and one day are only state of mind - this state of mind. https://t.co/gUjjXsyK1f— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2017
Emptiness in the mind https://t.co/4eUyfKhCYR— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2017
However, Tendulkar’s message trumped them all. After all, as Sehwag puts it, it’s from God Ji, right?
Sehwag and Tendulkar opened for India in 93 innings between 2002 and 2012 and was involved in 12 century stands and 18 half-century partnerships, finishing with a career partnership record of 3919 runs in ODIs.