Last Update on: October 3rd, 2018 at 05:47 am
When it comes to trolling others on Twitter, there are very few who are better than Virender Sehwag. The former India opener has a massive fan following on Twitter due to his hilarious and unique posts. Not the one to refrain from making bold comments, Sehwag has carved out his own niche on the social media with his witty and funny remarks.
But on Tuesday, the legendary batsman got a taste of his own medicine when he took to Twitter to promote T10 cricket.
“The @T10LeagueTweets looks stronger than ever with its added teams and ICC/ECB sanctions in place. World’s first ten overs cricket league ready to roll from 23 November. Show your support to the revolution in cricket! ,” he tweeted.
The @T10LeagueTweets looks stronger than ever with its added teams and ICC/ECB sanctions in place.
World’s first ten overs cricket league ready to roll from 23 November. Show your support to the revolution in cricket! #T10StandsTall #T10league
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 2, 2018
Well, Sehwag would have never expected what was going to follow after he posted the promotional tweet. As soon as he posted the tweet, the fans jumped in action to criticise the league and take a dig at the swashbuckling opener. Some called the latest format in the game as a “Toss-League” while others criticised the growth of such a league as nothing short of a major threat to Test cricket.
Here are some of the reactions:
The destruction of cricket has started by introducing T20 and now the #T10league could be the final nail in the coffin for world cricket.
— Upendra Nath Brahmachari / উপেন্দ্র নাথ ব্রহ্মচারী (@unbrahmachari) October 2, 2018
T10 will finish cricket culture charm quality and every thing #boycottT10
We love cricket not drama.. And 10over cricket is good for tennis ball in local not in international.
— Javed جاوید जावेद ଜାୱେଦ 🇮🇳 (@TheJavedAkhtar) October 2, 2018
sirf toss se bhi har jeet ka faisla hone lage toh bhi cricket ka support ni chorenge paji
— Bhuar (@Bhuar4) October 2, 2018
Sir ji, is pace se to aap agle 2-3 saalo me super over tournamemt khelte hue dikhoge
— Mogambo (@Happy_Mogambo) October 2, 2018
Paaji toss toss league kab start ho raha hai?
— Abhishek (@abhishek2526) October 2, 2018
Meanwhile, the organisers are gearing up to hold the second edition of the world’s first ever 10-overs competition. The inaugural season was held in Sharjah last year and was quite a success. The upcoming edition will be held from November 23 to December 2.
Eight teams – Kerala Kings, Punjab Legends, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, The Karachians, Rajputs, Northern Warriors and Pakhtoons – have been drawn in to two groups.