Former Indian batter Virender Sehwag yet again made headlines for his social media exploits. And this time, he did so for his hilarious but cryptic reply to a fan. It happened on Saturday on Twitter when he asked fans about their fear.
In a cryptic tweet he said, “Sabse jyada darr kisse lagta hai? (What are you most scared of?).” He received various replies and one of them made an amusing statement. In response to his Tweet, a fan wrote, “New Zealand”, Sehwag noticed it and wrote an epic reply.
“Haan yaar, maasoom se hain but Knockout mein bada bura karte hain hamaare saath (Yeah man. They’re nice but they treat us badly in knockouts!)”, said Virender Sehwag. Notably, in the last few years New Zealand had defeated India in various major events.
The Kiwis have defeated India in the 2019 50-over World Cup semifinal and again in the inaugural Test Championship finals at Lord’s in 2022. Once again in the 20-20 World Cup, India lost to Kiwis in a do-or-die match. Apart from cricket New Zealand have also knocked out India from this year’s Hockey World Cup.
However, the Indian Women’s U-19 team took revenge and knocked out Kiwis from the inaugural U-19 Women’s World Cup. India thrashed the New Zealand women’s U-19 team in the World Cup semi-final match.
Indian team trashed New Zealand in recent home series
In their recent tour of India, New Zealand faced humiliating defeats in limited over formats. In the One Day series, Rohit Sharma and co. handed visitors a 3-0 defeat. However, Kiwis bounced back in the T20I series and smashed India in the first match in Ranchi and lost in a low-score encounter at Ekana. The T20I series decider was largely one-sided, with New Zealand being dismissed for just 66 in the 235-run chase.
Team India is now set to host Australia in a four-match Test series starting from February 9th in Nagpur. India will be eying to win the series and book their berth in the Test Championship finals. Australia is now sitting comfortably at the top of the standings, with India in second place. The 2021–23 edition’s championship game is set to be organized in June at London’s renowned Oval stadium.