Former Indian opener – Virender Sehwag – recently came up with his dose of cricket named ‘Viru ki BaithaK.’ At Viruki Baithak, Sehwag draws IPL match previews and post-match analysis in a light-hearted manner, more so with jokes. However, recently Sehwag went overboard as he made a few comments on SRH, which didn’t go well with the fans. Virender’s insulting remarks on SRH received a lot of flak from the fans out there.
Sehwag is known for his fearless batting with the bat and with the mouth as well. The former opener critiqued SRH’s dull batting display funnily and joked that SRH should grant a walkover to Mumbai. Sehwag made this statement pending the fact that the game was going to happen in Sharjah.
“Mujhe lagta hain ki Hyderabad ko walkover dena chahiye, kyuni ki humare (SRH) batting mein dum nahi hain ki hum 200-250 run banaye. Hum toh 150 wale khilari hain, aur Mumbai ne agar peheli batting karli toh Mumbai banane wale hain 200 plus”, said Virender Sehwag on a pre-match show at Cricbuzz. Well, he didn’t limit his opinions to Cricbuzz, as he said the same thing at his show Viru Ki Baithak as well.
The comments, if translated in English, read as follows: Hyderabad should grant walkover to Mumbai as they don’t have the batting strength to rake up 200 plus runs. Hyderabad is capable of putting up a total of 150 on the board. And, if Mumbai bats first, they will put up more than 200 on the board.
Here is the video
(@jack_aa_bokka) October 4, 2020
The fans took to twitter to smash Virender Sehwag for his demeaning comments on SRH. Some of the fans, while pointing out his IPL record, termed it as cheap. While some other fans termed this as insulting.
Here is how Fan’s Reacted
Cheap very cheap https://t.co/EuhIuLXS5c
— ƬD (@_1_2_7_9) October 4, 2020
Sehwag was so likeable during his playing days, post he is terribly bad. Being a cricketer himself, just insults other team's so bad. https://t.co/17WZrlq0gB
— arfan (@Im__Arfan) October 4, 2020
(@ThatCric8Girl) October 4, 2020
Talking of the game, Sehwag wasn’t much wrong here as Mumbai did put up a score of 200 plus after batting first. More so, SRH lost the game by 34 runs as they failed to cross the 200-run mark. However, Hyderabad fought hard to get close to the target. Well, it was SRH’s bowling that was at fault here. Siddarth Kaul of SRH picked up two wickets but squandered 64 runs in his quota of four overs. Besides, a few dropped catches gave Mumbai the right to score more runs.