After New Zealand’s victory over India in the first match of the ODI series, Virender Sehwag praised Ross Taylor on Twitter in typical "Viru style" and translated Taylor’s name to Hindi and called him Darji. To everyone’s surprise, Taylor responded in Hindi and both ended up having an amusing chat.
New Zealand managed to thrash India in the opening ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and a big credit for this victory goes to the 200-run stand between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham as they effortlessly chased the 281 run target, giving New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Veteran Taylor contributed immensely in the form of advising Latham to play sweep shots resulting in the latter scoring an unbeaten 103 runs as well as his own game in which he scored 95 runs.
Owing to Taylor’s exceptional showcase of talent, the legendary Virender Sehwag congratulated him on Twitter, but Sehwag, being the witty Viru, praised in a different and humorous manner, and surprisingly, ended up having an amazing conversation with the Kiwi right-hander which helped in uplifting the mood of gloomy Indian fans.
Sehwag congratulated Taylor and translated his last name to 'tailor', which is called ‘Darji’ in Hindi.
However, unexpectedly, this time, Viru got quite outshined by Taylor’s response and the tables turned when the New Zealand player replied in Hindi, wishing Sehwag a happy Diwali.
Thanks @virendersehwag bhai agli Baar Apna order time pe Bhej dena so Mai Apko agli Diwali ke pehle deliver kardunga ....happy Diwali— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) October 23, 2017
The series of tweets now took an interesting turn, making it amusing for cricket lovers all around the world as Sehwag’s comeback made a clean effort to land Taylor's sense of humour.
Hahaha Masterji , is saal waali patloon hi ek bilaang choti karke dena next diwali pe. Ross the Boss, most sporting :) https://t.co/FNpAwrWCB4— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 23, 2017
However, Taylor was not yet done and it seems like he came to India with full preparation, even for countering tweets and in response, he
Has your Darji not done a good job this Diwali 😜?— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) October 23, 2017
Sehwag, apparently, was surprised once again, and praised the Kiwi once again and ended the conversation on a humorous note.
“No one can match up to your high standards of stitching Darji
Along with serious games, such a camaraderie off the field made everyone enjoy the other aspect of the game as well.
Moreover, the second and third ODI in the series will be played on October 25 and October 29 and the T20 games are scheduled to be held on November 1, November 4 and November 7 respectively.