Virender Sehwag slams local political party for falsely using his name
He also called the party ‘a lier’ and ‘shameless’.
Updated - Dec 2, 2018 8:13 pm
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag isn’t someone, who prefers to hold himself back. He is pretty active on the social media platforms, especially Twitter. While a number of times he has been lauded, many times he has had to face the wrath of backlash. Recently another incident took place, which got the experienced campaigner agitated to a significant extent.
A local political party from Rajasthan named Rashtriya Loktantrik used his name falsely in a newspaper advertisement. The same didn’t go down well with the retired Delhi cricketer by any stretch of the imagination and he lashed out at the party for resorting to the undesired tactic in order to gain popularity. He also called the party ‘a lier’ and ‘shameless’.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “LIAR ALERT I am in Dubai & have had no communication with any of these guys. When these Liars can shamelessly lie in the name of their campaign & try to fool people, wonder how much they will fool people if by any chance they come to power. Anything is better than deceit & lies,”
Here is Sehwag’s tweet
I am in Dubai & have had no communication with any of these guys.
When these Liars can shamelessly lie in the name of their campaign & try to fool people,wonder how much they will fool people if by any chance they come to power.
Anything is better than deceit & lies pic.twitter.com/uAgHozDwxH
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 1, 2018
Sehwag’s recent developments
Sehwag is currently with the Maratha Arabians in the T10 League, staged at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. He played for them last season and has now become their coach. He retired from all forms of cricket back in 2015, but remained associated with the sport, having taken up a few coaching roles. The veteran recently stepped down as the mentor of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League.
During his playing days for India, Sehwag was regarded as a brute force in all the three formats of cricket. He became the first Indian batsman to notch a Test triple century against Pakistan in Multan. In 104 Tests and 251 ODIs, Sehwag scored 8586 and 8273 runs respectively. He also was a part of the victorious Indian teams that played the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup in India.