British journalist Piers Morgan’s Graet New sarcastic tweets on India’s massive celebrations after winning medals at the Rio Olympics have led to a war of words between him and cricketing great Virender Sehwag.
The fiery, former opening batsman pulled back no punches today when he reminded Mr. Morgan on Twitter that “Indians cherish every small happiness,” but England, who invented the sport of cricket, is yet to win a world cup.
Mr. Sehwag’s Response immediately went viral on Twitter with over 5,000 retweets and 5,600 likes in hours.
Not one to back down easily, Mr. Morgan shot back, saying had Kevin Pietersen still been playing, England would have won the world cup.
Mr. Sehwag was quick to remind the British journalist that Mr. Pietersen was originally from South Africa and Not England and had played the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which England went on to lose.
Earlier today, Mr. Morgan was massively trolled on Twitter when he re-posted a report on India welcoming its Olympic achievers and wrote alongside, “Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?”
India had won medals at the Rio Olympics, which concluded on Sunday. Shuttler PV Sindhu won a Silver while Sakshi Malik won Bronze in wrestling.
British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan has been trending on Indian social media ever since he took a dig at our country celebrating the 2 medals we won at the recently-concluded Rio Olympics.
The Indian Twitterati did not spare the Brit journo and gave it back to him for his tweet.
And we could count on Virender Sehwag to have something to say to Work Reveal.
Now you don’t throw a loose one like that at Sehwag. He’s going to step out of the crease and whack you.
In classic Viru fashion – he did simply that.