It’s been over four years since one of India’s most destructive batsmen, Virender Sehwag, bowed out of international cricket. But after hammering the opposition bowlers all around the park, the former Indian opener seems to have found a new pitch as he continues to enthrall his fans with his ever-entertaining wit off the field.
From unique birthday wishes or hilarious comparisons, Sehwag has continued to get the better of the opposition with a potent mix of fun, puns, sarcasm and also, what is now being labelled as, just simple ‘Sehwagasm’.
But, on 20 October, while the former Indian cricketer was celebrating his 39th birthday, Twitterati had their own plans for the ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’. Taking cue from Sehwag’s very own book of wit and humour, celebrities, cricket bigwigs and fans all came together to wish the batting legend in their own unique way.
Amongst numerous wishes, tweets from photographer Atul Kasbekar and Sachin Tendulkar trumped others and drew loudest cheers on the micro-blogging website.
Happy birthday @virendersehwag
The only Indian batsman who could be in the film #300 and in the sequel…!!!
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) October 20, 2017
“Happy birthday @virendersehwag. The only Indian batsman who could be in the film #300 and in the sequel,” Kasbekar tweeted.
While Kasbekar introduced everyone to Viru’s Spartan avatar, Tendulkar highlighted his former teammate’s gung-ho attitude in his unique tweet.
.ǝɯ ɯoɹɟ ǝuo s,ǝɹǝɥ os ˙😜pןǝıɟ uo noʎ pןoʇ ǝʌɐɥ ı ʇɐɥʍ ɟo ɐʇןn ǝuop sʎɐʍןɐ ǝʌ,noʎ ˙ɹɐǝʎ ʍǝu ǝɥʇ oʇ ʇɹɐʇs ʇɐǝɹƃ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ ¡nɹıʌ ‘ʎɐpɥʇɹıq ʎddɐɥ pic.twitter.com/L1XTzhzoiU
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2017
“Happy birthday, viru! have a great start to the new year. you’ve always done ulta of what i have told you on field. so here’s one from me?” said Tendulkar in his tweet where every word in the sentence was turned upside down.
Apart from Kasbekar and Tendulkar, here’s a look at how others wished Viru on his 39th birthday:
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) October 20, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) October 20, 2017
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 20, 2017
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 20, 2017
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) October 20, 2017
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) October 20, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 20, 2017
Happy birthday legend, @virendersehwag may the lord bless you to see many more. 👊🏿🙏🏿
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) October 20, 2017
Happy bday @virendersehwag Thanks for teaching us the meaning of the word Fearless!Wish I could have seen one 300 from the non strikers end!
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) October 20, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 20, 2017
Only some have the instincts to send the ball over the fence on a regular basis & you are the master of it! Happy B’day sir @virendersehwag
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 20, 2017
Photo: © Reuters (Main Image)
Source of news : Mensxp