Virender Sehwag remembers his King pair on Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday
The Badshah of Bollywood turned 53 today.
Updated - Nov 2, 2018 5:48 pm
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is known for his unique takes on social media. The man often comes up with tweets that are witty and get instantly popular. On Thursday, the ex-cricketer posted yet another tweet on the occasion of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday and it almost ended in a riddle.
Greeting Shah Rukh who turned 53 on November 2, Sehwag brought up the issue of ‘zero’ – a number which is very much relevant to cricket and also the name of the actor’s upcoming film releasing in December. The film is produced by Shah Rukh’s wife Gauri Khan and also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in leading roles.
Sehwag’s connects everything to zero in his style
In his tweet, Sehwag, 40, said he had once scored a king pair against England in Birmingham and thought it was dedicated to Aryabhatta, an ancient Indian mathematician who is known to have invented ‘zero’. But now he wanted to “wholeheartedly” dedicate it to the ace actor since his next film is also ‘Zero’.
Shah Rukh is set to play the role of a dwarf in the movie. Viru tweeted with an old picture from the Indian Premier League when he played for Delhi Daredevils. He is seen embracing Shah Rukh, who is a co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, in the photo.
Wish you lots of success and happiness always, @iamsrk . I once scored a king pair against England in Birmingham, thought it was dedicated to only Aryabhatta ,now also wholeheartedly dedicate it to you 🙂 Happy Birthday ! pic.twitter.com/hvZdH9Y4D1
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 2, 2018
The king pair that Sehwag was referring to in his tweet was the third Test between India and England in Birmingham in the 2011 series which India lost 0-4. Sehwag fell to Stuart Broad and James Anderson off the very first deliveries in the two innings, respectively, and India, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, were thrashed by an innings and 242 runs in the game. Alastair Cook, who recently retired from international cricket after playing the series against India at home, was adjudged the man of the match with 294 runs.
Sehwag also wished his former Team India colleague VVS Laxman on Thursday in which he called the former stylish batsman from Hyderabad as “kalaai jaadugar” (wrist magician).