Virender Sehwag slams Piers Morgan’s tweet after Women’s Cricket World Cup loss
Virender Sehwag gave a befitting reply to English journalist Piers Morgan after he posted a sarcastic tweet about India’s loss in the Women’s Cricket World Cup final.Updated: Jul 24, 2017 14:12 IST
India came agonisingly close to lifting their maiden Women’s Cricket World Cup title on Sunday but fell short by just nine runs as England became the champions for the fourth time. (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
While at one point, it did look like India were on a commanding position and would romp home to victory at ease, a terrific spell from Anya Shrubsole rattled the opposition batting as they lost their last seven wickets for just 28 runs.
Former opening batsman Virender Sehwag, who had himself scored a valiant 82 in the 2003 World Cup final that India lost to Australia, took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian women’s cricket team. “Super proud of the girls. Tough luck today but women’s cricket in India has truly arrived. Thank you girls. Salute your spirit”, he wrote on his official Twitter handle.
Super proud of the girls. Tough luck today but womens cricket in India has truly arrived. Thank you girls .Salute your spirit.#WWC17Final— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 23, 2017
He wasn’t the only one though and there were a number of current and former cricketers who showered praises for Mithali Raj & Co after their daunting show. However, English journalist Piers Morgan, who has had a history of picking up rants on social media with people, asked Sehwag if he was doing fine after the final.
Me and all of India prouder even in this loss than you can ever be mate.We fought well &will only get better & stronger.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 23, 2017
Enjoy for a change! https://t.co/Dv1gn2jpWn
Morgan wrote on his official handle before adding three laughter emoticons to add on to the mockery.
Sehwag quoted the tweet and politely replied: “Me and all of India prouder even in this loss than you can ever be mate.We fought well &will only get better & stronger. Enjoy for a change!”
In a stark contrast between the two English sides, the men’s team are yet to win an ODI World Cup although they’ve been part of three finals and five semifinals over all. Moreover, they haven’t qualified for the last four since 1992 when Pakistan had defeated them in the final.
We cherish every small happiness',— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2016
But Eng who invented Cricket,&yet2win a WC,still continue to playWC.Embarrassing? https://t.co/0mzP4Ro8H9
This hasn’t been the first time Morgan has commented on India’s performance at a sports event. After the Indian contingent returned from Olympics with just two medals, Morgan had tweeted: “Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?” Sehwag had replied taking a dig then as well, stating: “We cherish every small happiness’, But Eng who invented Cricket,&yet2win a WC,still continue to playWC.Embarrassing?”
First Published: Jul 24, 2017 12:26 IST