Piers Morgan digs up 2016 tweet to get one up on Virender Sehwag after England win cricket World Cup
Morgan and Sehwag had had an exchange after the 2016 Olympics.
Updated - Jan 7, 2020 8:58 pm
It was a three-year wait for Piers Morgan and he didn’t spare a moment when his surname-sake Eoin led England to their maiden Cricket World Cup win at Lord’s on Sunday. The media personality had a Twitter exchange with former India cricketer Virender Sehwag during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil over the sporting feats of their respective countries and Morgan was back after Sunday’s final; back to give the former cricketer a reply he was waiting to give.
It all happened three years ago when Morgan, 54, had mocked India’s feat at the Olympics. Retweeting a photo showing India’s two medallions from that sporting event being facilitated back home, Morgan asked how embarrassing it was for a country of 1.2 billion people to wildly celebrate a couple of “losing medals”. PV Sindhu had won a silver in badminton while Sakshi Malik bagged a bronze in wrestling in the Rio de Janeiro edition.
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 didn’t like Morgan mocking his country and he countered saying England hadn’t won a single ODI World Cup despite inventing the game of cricket. He asked whether that too was something embarrassing. The Three Lions had a horrible outing in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand the preceding year and had crashed out of the fray in the group stages by losing to Bangladesh.
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 pokes Sehwag once again
Morgan didn’t forget Sehwag’s response and he returned on Tuesday to revive the banter and poked him saying “Hi mate”. The suggestion was clear: With now England having won their maiden World Cup, what was Sehwag’s thoughts.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 15, 2019
However, although England played good cricket in the just-concluded World Cup with a temporary dip in between, their final win hasn’t convinced the cricketing fraternity. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat to score 241 for 8 in 50 overs. England were bowled out for the same total after luck favoured them in the dying moments and then after the super over also ending in a tie, the hosts were awarded the World Cup by the virtue of hitting more boundaries than the Black Caps.