In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, former destructive opener and swashbuckling tweeter, Virender Sehwag said that his tweets are gaining so much attention as he always tries to speak his heart out, and is not afraid of anybody.
In reports to his speech with Hindustan times, Sehwag said
Now there is no fear, no BCCI, no match referees to deduct fees or put a (match) ban from playing. Twitter is my field, so I enjoy writing about people here.
Further, when asked about his favourite Twitter trolls till date?
The batting great mentioned the troll with British journalist Piers Morgan saying that he could not tolerate anything spoken ‘against’ India.
It all started when Morgan took a dig at India’s performance in Olympics. Since then, the duo has been taking cheeky jibes at each other.
THE PRESSURE AFTER DROPPED
When asked about the pressure he dealt when dropped from the Indian Cricket Team, Sehwag said
Sometimes, we should not try too hard. When I was dropped from Indian Cricket team, I never used to practice cricket. I knew I needed to relax a bit to get my momentum back and it used to work.
Further, he added,
When I was dropped in 2013, I thought I will be able to make a comeback and play till 2015 but it didn’t happen.
He named Sourav Ganguly, in response to question about his favourite captain by the audience.
Additionally, he also revealed that the bowler whom he feared the most was Srilankan legendary spinner – Muttiah Muralitharan. Sehwag said that ‘It was difficult playing him, both due to his bowling action and his length.’
THE CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CRICKET
Let’s have a look at Viru’s remarkable career.
‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ – Virender Sehwag is one of the most celebrated and fearsome batsmen. His ‘no-nonsense style’ of batting is a scarce in cricket these days. He revolutionised the role of the opener in Test cricket and created a sensation among fans. Irrespective of the first ball of the day or the last ball, if it is in his strong zone, the ball would deserve Sehwag’s treatment.
Moreover, he holds the record for scoring most number of Test runs at a faster pace than anyone in the history of cricket. Apparently, he is also one among the only four batsmen in the world to score two triple centuries in Test cricket.
Besides that, he also holds the record for scoring fastest century scored by an Indian in one-day international cricket. He scored a century in just 60 balls against New Zealand in March 2009. He retired from all forms of cricket in October 2015.
Sehwag who has entertained his fans by his destructive batting style on-field is now entertaining off-field with his witty tweets. He joined Twitter in 2009. He has over 8.6 million followers currently and the numbers are still increasing rapidly.
Meanwhile, he has become a humourist on YouTube where he shares ‘Viru Ke Funde’.
Fans cherished Sehwag as a mercurial and one in a generation cricketer for his unique and stellar batting technique. With his sense of humour and tweeting from the heart, fans will surely admire him off-field as well.