British journalist Piers Morgan has once again taken a shot at former India opener Virender Sehwag in the wake of England’s historic triumph at the World Cup. Piers Morgan and Sehwag were involved in a not-so-friendly banter after the 2016 Olympics. It all started when Piers Morgan came across a news showing how India celebrated badminton star PV Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik’s Olympic medals.
Sindhu had won a silver medal while Sakshi had pocketed a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics. The two were given a rousing welcome after landing in the country. However, Piers Morgan was not impressed with the reception and had poked fun at India saying that a country with more than a billion people is celebrating two losing medals.
Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that? https://t.co/FYSBM7ErAf
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016
Sehwag, one of the most active cricketers on Twitter, was quick to hit back at Piers Morgan. The legendary batsman backed the reception received by Sakshi and Sindhu before reminding Morgan of England’s woeful record at cricket World Cup.
“We cherish every small happiness’, But Eng who invented Cricket,&yet2win a WC,still continue to playWC. Embarrassing?”
We cherish every small happiness',
But Eng who invented Cricket,&yet2win a WC,still continue to playWC.Embarrassing? https://t.co/0mzP4Ro8H9
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2016
Piers Morgan did not have much to say at that time. But it seems Sehwag’s tweet is still fresh in his minds as he did not waste time in replying to Sehwag’s tweet of 2016. Morgan did not write much but just cheekily tweeted:
“Hi mate @virendersehwag.”
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 15, 2019
Talking about the World Cup final, England beat New Zealand in a thrilling game to win their first-ever World Cup. This was England’s fifth final and first since 1992. The title-decider went right down to the wire before the ICC rules favoured the hosts. Both the teams scored 241 runs in their allotted 50 overs before scoring 15 in the super overs.
England then walked away with the World Cup on the virtue of hitting more number of boundaries.
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