Virender Sehwag trolls himself on Twitter after taking us back 6 years ago
Sehwag took us back to India's disastrous tour to England
Published - Aug 12, 2017 8:45 pm | Updated - Aug 12, 2017 8:45 pm
One of the greatest entertainers both on and off the field, Virender Sehwag, perhaps got jaded of trolling others on Twitter and therefore trolled himself instead. In his latest tweet, the Nawab of Najafgarh took us back six years ago during India’s forgetful tour of England.
The forget series came in the aftermath of India’s World Cup win in 2011. Indians were on a high after securing the number 1 position in Tests and being recently crowned as the World Champions. It all changed during their disastrous tour to England where Indians lost the series by a margin of 4-0.
India boasted one of the greatest batting line up at that point of time, featuring the likes of Sehwag himself, followed by Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Gautam Gambhir. The heavyweight line up had no answer to the seam and swing of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Throughout the entire 5-match series, the Indian batsmen fell like a pack of cards, handing comprehensive victories to the home side.
Sehwag, himself, had a dreadful tour of England. In the Edgbaston Test match, he scored a pair after failing to open his account in both innings of the Test match. The throwback post from Sehwag carried a picture of him taking the long walk back to pavilion and the Englishmen celebrating his wicket. “#OnThisDay 6 years ago, I honoured Aryabhatta unwillingly by scoring a king pair in Birmingham. Full on. Kachha Limbu waali feeling :)” captioned Virender Sehwag’s post.
Here’s the Tweet
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 12, 2017
The only man who had a memorable series in England was none other than the Wall of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid. He scored centuries in Oval Test, Trent Bridge Test and Lord’s Test and was the lone man standing against the bowling line up of England. Dravid soon retired from the sport and the series of 2011 was his last tour to England.