Virender Sehwag wants Aadhaar card for ‘Hindi speaking’ Ross Taylor
Virender Sehwag took his banter with New Zealand cricket team batsman Ross Taylor to a whole new different level, tagging the official handle of Aadhaar and requesting the Indian government agency to give a card to the Kiwi player for his wonderful Hindi.india vs new zealand 2017 Updated: Nov 07, 2017 13:05 IST
Virender Sehwag, known for his witty and playful tweets on various social or topical incidents has taken his banter with New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor to a different level. This time, the former Indian batsman even involved the UIDAI in their spirited joust.
Taylor, who is in India for New Zealand’s limited over series had replied to Sehwag’s mimicry of his name -- converting Taylor to ‘Darji’ (Tailor) with an amusing response in Hindi a fortnight ago.
Looking to keep up their banter, Taylor posted a picture to his Instagram account on Sunday, of him sitting outside a closed tailor’s shop with a caption reading: @virendersehwag #Rajkot mein match k baad, #darji (Tailor) Ki dukaan band. Agli silai #Trivandrum mein hogi... Zaroor Aana. #India #IndvNZ.”
That translates to: “The ‘darji’ (Tailor) shop in Rajkot is shut after the game. The next stitching will happen in Trivandrum. Please do come.”
India will host New Zealand in the third and final T20I at Greenfield International Stadium, in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, with the series tied 1-1.
Sehwag responded quickly, tagging the Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI) to enquire whether the Kiwi batsman could be granted an Aadhaar card on the back of his impeccable Hindi.
Sehwag’s tweet read
The government organisation too responded swiftly tweeting
Language no bar. Resident status is what matters.— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) November 6, 2017
Pls see this pic.twitter.com/O9LPmVn3iD— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) November 6, 2017
The UIDAI took their acknowledgment of the query a step further by providing Sehwag with the eligibility criteria for the same.