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Home / Cricket / Virender Sehwag trolls himself with hilarious Tweet, pays ‘unwilling tribute’ to Aryabhatta

Virender Sehwag trolls himself with hilarious Tweet, pays ‘unwilling tribute’ to Aryabhatta

Virender Sehwag has gained quite a reputation for his quirky tweets on social media platforms.

cricket Updated: Aug 13, 2019 08:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Virender Sehwag posted a hilarious tweet.
Virender Sehwag posted a hilarious tweet. (Getty Images)

Former India opening batsman Virender Sehwag, who is considered to be quite quirky on Twitter and other social networking platforms, has once again won the day with a self-deprecating tweet in which he spoke about bagging a king pair during India’s tour of England back in 2011. The visitors were blanked by England in the Test series and Sehwag hit a slump in form during the tour. Sehwag recalled team India’s 2011 Test match against England in which the right-handed batsman bagged a king pair as he was dismissed for a duck in both the innings.

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“On this day 8 years ago, I scored a king pair vs England in Birmingham after flying for 2 days to reach England and fielding 188 overs. Unwillingly paid tribute to Aryabhatta. If there was zero chance of failure, what would you do? If you have it figured, do that,” Sehwag tweeted.


It was the third Test match of the four-match series between India and England in Birmingham. Sehwag did not play the first two matches of the series and making a comeback in the third match did not end up on a happy note for the flamboyant batsman.

He was dismissed for a duck in the first innings by Stuart Broad, whereas in the second innings he once again failed to trouble the score as he was sent back to the pavilion by James Anderson.

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In the third Test, India were bundled out for 224 runs and England went on to score a mammoth 710/7, owing to Sir Alastair Cook’s knock of 294 runs.

India were bowled out for 244 in the second innings and as a result, they lost the match by an innings and 242 runs. The team had a horrible series as they were white-washed 4-0 by the hosts.

Sehwag had retired from all forms of international cricket on October 20, 2015. He has played 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20Is for India.

He is the only Indian batsman to have scored two triple centuries in the Test format.

(With ANI inputs)

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