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Why Virender Sehwag’s birthday wishes to Sreesanth is disappointing his fans

Virender Sehwag stumped his followers on social media by wishing Kerala pacer Sreesanth, who was allegedly involved in the 2013 IPL spot fixing case, in a normal way on his birthday.

cricket Updated: Feb 07, 2017 13:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Virender Sehwag,Sreesanth,Indian national cricket team
Virender Sehwag and Sreesanth were part of the Indian cricket team from 2006 to 2011.(Getty Images)

With the bat, Virender Sehwag changed the way cricket was played with his attacking display. With just 140 characters on Twitter too, the former India opener is a rage on social media thanks to his wit and humour.

Known for his inimitable manner for wishing birthdays, Sehwag’s social media followers were a bit disappointed when he refrained from churning out another gem while wishing S Sreesanth on his birthday.

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Sreesanth, who is banned by the Indian cricket board for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot fixing, turned 34 on February 6.

Sehwag tweeted with a picture of Sreesanth appealing during the 2007 World T20.

One Twitter follower could not believe that Sehwag had tweeted in a very normal way and he highlighted it.

Just a few days back, Sehwag’s birthday greeting to India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had the social media go gaga. He had tweeted

Irrespective of Sehwag not giving the ‘same treatment’ to Sreesanth, the Kerala pacer was grateful to receive a birthday note from his former teammate.

Sreesanth, in turn, tweeted his thanks to Sehwag.

This is not the first time that Sehwag has left the social media disappointed. He set the rumour mills rolling when he had wished his long time opening partner Gautam Gambhir with a short tweet last year: “Many many happy returns of the day Gautam Gambhir.”

First Published: Feb 07, 2017 13:10 IST