Former India opener Virender Sehwag has been slammed by the fans for his ‘insulting’ remark for SunRisers Hyderabad. Known for speaking his mind out and making bold comments, Virender Sehwag has raised a number of eyebrows with his comments for the Hyderabad-based franchise before their game against Mumbai Indians in Sharjah.
Taking a dig at SRH’s unimpressive batting displays so far, the batting legend said that the David Warner-led side should forfeit the game against the defending champions. With the game taking place in Sharjah where all the teams have scored 200 or more so far, the former cricketer said that SRH should not bother about competing and just give Mumbai a walkover.
“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 Virender Sehwag while speaking on Cricbuzz.
(His comment roughly translates to: Hyderabad should give a walkover. They don’t have the firepower in their batting to score 200-250. SRH are capable of a 150 runs and if Mumbai bat first they will put up a 200-plus total).”
Here is a clip showing Virender Sehwag’s comments:
— SSMB27🔥 (@jack_aa_bokka) October 4, 2020
The fans were not at all impressed with Virender Sehwag’s comments and slammed him for the same. While many pointed out that the former cricketer has made it a habit of coming up with such statements since retiring, some also questioned his record in IPL. Some of the fans called the comment insulting while some called it cheap.
Here are some of the reactions to Virender Sehwag’s comments:
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
— Fanatic (@TheSandeepTweet) 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
Cheap very cheap https://t.co/EuhIuLXS5c
— ƬD (@_1_2_7_9) October 4, 2020
As far as SRH’s performance in IPL 2020 is concerned, they have won two and lost two so far. Winner of the tournament in 2016, SRH started the competition with two back-to-back losses before beating Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings to return to winning ways.