British journalist Piers Morgan clearly did not know who he was dealing with when he took an unsporty jibe at India's poor show at the Olympics. Virender Sehwag who has taken Twitter by storm retorted to the presenter in his inimitable fashion shutting him up for good.
Piers Morgan is trending in Twitter India at the moment after his controversial non-funny tweet about India's performance at the Olympics. The presenter made fun of the way India is celebrating the two medals, a bronze and a silver, they have from the Rio Olympics. He tweeted saying
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
Giving a fitting reply to this tweet, ex- Indian opener Virender Sehwag immediately brought up England's performance in World Cup history. The cradle of cricket have never won a Cricket World Cup so far.
We cherish every small happiness',— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2016
But Eng who invented Cricket,&yet2win a WC,still continue to playWC.Embarrassing? https://t.co/0mzP4Ro8H9
Virender Sehwag has been the toast of Twitter this summer as he has charmed audience with his tongue-in-cheek and irreverent style of humor. Morgan immediately struck a conciliatory note in response to Sehwag's tweet.
If India can produce a batsman as brilliant as @sachin_rt then it can produce Gold medal winning Olympians. Needs investment & focus.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016
Morgan also came up with a reply to Sehwag's cricket jibe.
And then Sehwag retorted with another gem.
KP is a legend no doubt,bt wasnt he born in SA,&by ur logic Eng shd hv won 2007WC.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2016
Why hv prblm wid our ppl,celbrtng https://t.co/ZigCrzVG05
However, not all Indian Twitterati had Sehwag's swag. Some felt the brunt of the Englishman's sarcasm.
Er, I think you mean heroically facing up to one the 3 fastest bowlers in history. https://t.co/O0QDRorYP9— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016
Free India's greatest-ever writer and self-proclaimed defender of India's pride Chetan Bhagat waded into the controversy. And the literary giant could not spell Morgan's first name and was ripped apart by Morgan, who responded in kind with a mis-spelling! Times when you wish we promoted better writers than this man.
We honor achievers Peirs. Top 3 in the world,despite 3rd world sports facilities isn't loser.It is freaking amazing! https://t.co/pbFuP0Hmky— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 24, 2016
Noted, Chatan. https://t.co/wYknYWSkQZ— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016