Virender Sehwag has a hilarious Diwali chat with Ross Taylor

Virender Sehwag, former Indian cricket team batsman, had some Twitter banter with Ross Taylor during Diwali and the tweets focused mostly on the New Zealand cricketer’s last name

india vs new zealand 2017 Updated: Oct 23, 2017 20:09 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
‪Virender Sehwag,‪Ross Taylor,New Zealand national cricket team
Virender Sehwag had a hilarious Twitter interaction with New Zealand star Ross Taylor in which the former Indian cricket team batsman played upon his last name. (AP)

Virender Sehwag is no stranger to casual banter on Twitter. The former India cricketer is well known for his quirky posts on the social networking site and on several occasions, he has trolled other cricketers with funny comments and observations.

However, on Monday, he was at the receiving end of the banter as New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor’s tweet left him and social media completely stumped.

Ross Taylor slammed an impressive 100-ball-95 and was involved in a record partnership with Tom Latham as New Zealand defeated India by 6 wickets in their first ODI encounter in Mumbai. Taylor paced his innings brilliantly and his performance earned him praises from Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli in the post-match press conference.

He also received a lot of praise on social media but Virender Sehwag decided to put his own quirky take in his tweet.

Sehwag pointed out the phonetic resemblance between Taylor’s name to ‘tailor’ which translates to ‘darji’ in Urdu. In his Twitter post, he wrote

Taylor did not let the joke pass as he quickly reverted back

The two kept exchanging tweets and it ended with Sehwag praising Taylor once again on his performance against India as he posted

This is not the first time that Virender Sehwag has cracked this joke about the New Zealand batsman. On his birthday this year, Sehwag made a similar comment which read – “Happy B’day @RossLTaylor .You have stitched some of the best ptnship’s for NZ Taylor ji ,but these are the guys who need your help the most.”

Ross Taylor is well versed in Hindi and this is not the first time that he has responded to an Indian player in Hindi, either on the field or off the field. During the second Test in Kolkata in October 2016, Taylor appealed for a catch but umpire Rod Tucker did not give it out. Taylor gave a Hindi cuss word that soon went viral.

India will face New Zealand in the second match of the 3-game series in Pune on October 25. Virat Kohli’s men were completely outplayed in the first match and a loss on Wednesday will result in their first ODI series loss since 2015.

First Published: Oct 23, 2017 17:10 IST