Virendra Sehwag the former Indian cricketer is very active on Twitter. On Sunday, the final match of ICC Champions Trophy was played between the arch rivals India and Pakistan. Pakistan emerged as the ICC Champions Trophy winner by beating India by 180 runs.
Virendra Sehwag was quite to congratulate Pakistan team for their massive victory. He showed his sportsmanship by gracely accepting India’s loss and congratulating the rival team.
Congratulations Pakistan on a really comprehensive victory today. Well played, deserved winners and a great result for Pakistan cricket.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 18, 2017
He tweeted,” Congratulations Pakistan on a really comprehensive victory today. Well played, deserved winners and a great result for Pakistan cricket.”
However, he didn’t know that his Tweet will garner the flak of Twitterati. His tweet didn’t go down well with the Twitter users. They slammed the former cricketer.
Ainda utni bakwaas karna jitni aukaat hai
— صبا ? (@Saba_Sayss) June 18, 2017
Lessons to be learned
thoda lesson lo aur muh bandh rakhna seekho
— jezus (@followkarnare) June 18, 2017
— Sehwag Ke Pita Ji (@4Hasham) June 18, 2017
Everyone is free to keep their point of view. However, insulting a cricket legend like Sehwag is not acceptable.
In a recent tweet, he lashed out at people for trolling Sarfaraz Ahmad for his poor English.
“Criticizing Sarfaraz for not speaking English is insane. His job is to play & he has done brilliantly 2 take Pak in finals #StopColonialMindset,” wrote Sehwag.
Criticizing Sarfaraz for not speaking English is insane.His job is to play&he has done brilliantly 2 take Pak in finals #StopColonialMindset
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 17, 2017
In the opening match India defeated Pakistan. Insulted by its defeat, Pakistan turned the tables and emerged as the winner. In a game, only one team can win. If one wins another one automatically loses. However, it’s important to show sportsmanship and accept the defeat gracely. That is what Virat Kohli and Sehwag did.
In the post-match press conference Virat Kohli congratulated Pakistan for its massive victory.
“I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an amazing tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have,” said Kohli
“They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final,” added the Indian skipper