Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has been brutally criticized by fans for making an insulting comment on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The former India opener has always been known for being unfiltered and speaking his mind out.
In the latest turn of events, he made a bold remark on SRH before their batting show against defending champions– Mumbai Indians. Hyderabad have struggled a bit in order to display some great batting show from their middle order.
Taking a dig at SRH’s ineffective batting performance in IPL 2020 so far, Sehwag stated that David Warner and the company should give a walkover to the opponents. As the game is being held on a high scoring pitch of Sharjah, teams have been constantly scoring over 200 runs. Mumbai also posted a huge 208 on board, and in the same light, Sehwag said Warner and his men shouldn’t bother chasing it and hand over the victory to MI.
SRH lost the encounter against MI by 34 runs
“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 Sehwag while speaking on Cricbuzz.
His comment translates to-– “Hyderabad should give a walkover. They don’t have the firepower in their batting to score 200-250. SRH is capable of a 150 runs, and if Mumbai bat first, they will put up a 200-plus total).”
Sehwag’s insulting remark didn’t go well with the fans, and people started slamming him on Twitter. Some stated that he has made a habit to put out such hurting statements, and others asked what good has he done in the IPL. Some called his comment as insulting, while others stated it as simply cheap.
Here’s how fans reacted to Virender Sehwag’s statement:
Sehwag was one of my fav Batsman but since he has become a Commentator /analyst I started disliking him a lot. Guy behaves like a teenager. Hopefully SRH will chase this or atleast close finish and teach him a lesson #MIvSRH
— BLANK (@iabhi_hr) October 4, 2020
Sehwag has achieved nothing in IPL to insult SRH who've been champions in 2016
— Abhishek #KKR #VarunChakravarthyFC💜 (@ImAbhishek7_) October 4, 2020
— Rajesh Krishna (@itz_rajeshkrish) October 4, 2020
The retired players are just disgusting……..its not funny at all https://t.co/vSWBneAf6G
— avni (@avni96811008) October 4, 2020
— Jaanvi 🏏 (@ThatCric8Girl) 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
@virendersehwag I think u forgot 2016final #srhvsrcb I have great respect for you but you lost it completely today.Walk out is never our option we never give up and fight till our last breath.we won 2 IPLcups What about Delhi daredevils? Shame on u #SarkaruVaariPaata @SunRisers
— Cherukuri Siddhartha (@G_Sitharam) October 4, 2020
— Akhil Chowdary 🦁 (@Akhil4Tarak) October 4, 2020
— MightyPrabhas 🕴️🤙 (@Raghavsagar13) October 4, 2020
Saying other teams to walkout instead u see the teams that u played. You played for two teams in IPL but they didn't even one cup and the team u r saying to walkout already won ipl cup and 2018 finals and came to playoffs so many times 😎😎😎
— Yashwanth kumar (@yashu8140) October 4, 2020
@virendersehwag didn't expect these comments from you, SRH is a bowling Team.will come back 💪
— రామ్ కర్లపూడి (@ImNagFan) October 4, 2020
Talking about SRH’s performance in IPL 2020, they have won two matches while they have lost in their other three outings. They started this season with two straight losses but returned to the track after winnings contests against Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. SRH have won the IPL trophy once so far, and it came in the year 2016.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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