Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is known for his wit and humour and has demonstrated his ability to tickle a funny bone many times, be it during interviews or during commentary. But sometimes his humour goes a bit to far and hurts the sentiments of fans. This is one instance of it where Virender Sehwag’s humour proved costly for him as he was bashed by the Indian fans on Twitter.
Mumbai Indians are the table toppers in IPL 2020 so far and have enjoyed a brilliant campaign till present. They have 7 wins from 11 games and have a superior net run-rate than second-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore and third-placed Delhi Capitals who are also on 14 points each. They enjoyed a thumping 10 wicket win against the Chennai Super Kings at Sharjah but missed the services of their skipper Rohit Sharma, who injured himself in their previous game against the Kings XI Punjab that they lost in a Super Over.
Fans bashed Virender Sehwag for his comments on Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was struggling with his left hamstring and thus Mumbai Indians brought in Saurabh Tiwary as his replacement. A lot has been spoken about the fitness of both Rohit Sharma and Saurabh Tiwary in the recent past. Sehwag used this theory to explain and justify the selection of Saurabh Tiwary in the playing XI. He compared Rohit to ‘vada pav’ and Tiwary to ‘samosa pav’, something that did not go down well with the fans, especially those of the hitman.
“Rohit wasn’t playing. But so what if Vada Pav was injured? His spot was taken by Samosa Pav.”, Sehwag had said in the video uploaded on his official YouTube channel.
These remarks of Sehwag were never going to go down well and this is how Twitter reacted to his controversial comments on the star Indian opener.
Act of shamelessness from @virendersehwag
Thank god @ImRo45 didn't wish him 4 days ago. LOL instead, should have made a joke on his batting. This wasn't funny by any means.
BTW U were Rohit's fav. in his childhood 😂 https://t.co/rzrRIfZ7LZ
— S Ä ! $ H 💫 (@CricketSaish45) October 24, 2020
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) October 26, 2020
He shouldn’t have said this!! https://t.co/tde96RgOBD
— Mounica (@sassyInsaan) October 24, 2020
— Yash😊🏏 (@YashR066) October 24, 2020