Virender Sehwag and Piers Morgan’s latest ‘kabaddi match’ has Twitterati cheering

Who wants a real-life Virender Sehwag versus Piers Morgan roast? We do!!

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2016 4:01:02 pm
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This is one ‘friendship’ not many would have expected, but we’re so glad it’s happened. That’s primarily because we all love – and appreciate – good trolling in today’s Digital Age. After all, isn’t that one of the main reasons we’re hooked on to Twitter and the likes?!

And let’s face it, the love of a game can be a huge unfying factor. Though, for Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and British journalist Piers Morgan, it’s been more of a ‘who can troll whom better’ contest, and though we may be a biased here… we think Sehwag is totally winning this war of words every time.

The latest development in what seems to be a sporadic troll-fest, Sehwag – after the Indian kabaddi team went on to become the World Champions for the eighth time – tweeted: “India invented Kabaddi & r World Champs for 8th time.Elsewhere some country invented Cricket & r yet only good in correcting typos.#INDvIRN”. Now, though this takes no names, we all know this jibe was meant for Morgan who had – just a couple of days back – corrected the cricketer’s grammar in one of the tweets. (Read more about that incident here: Piers Morgan corrects Virender Sehwag’s grammar on Twitter, and gets trolled yet again)


We’ve spoken about Sehwag’s ability to troll with a surgeon’s knife before as well, and this masterstroke was yet another such example. Soonafter, fans responded to the tweet with a resounding cheer and memes. Not to be outdone, Morgan replied, saying: “Mate, we invented Darts & Curling but I wouldn’t boast about being ‘World Champions’ at them.”

And even he knew that the comeback wasn’t good enough, so he tried once more: “Kabaddi’s not really a sport, @virendersehwag – it’s just a load of grown men running around slapping each other.”

Nyah! As one Twitter user commented to this: “George Bernard Shaw once said, ‘Cricket is a game played by 11 fools and watched by 11,000 fools’ @piersmorgan”. Touché, Mr Morgan, don’t ye think?!

Well, we all know this battle is far from over (and we’re not complaining!). So, while both Sehwag and Morgan sharpen their knives, here are some of the wittiest responses from what predominantly seems to be a Sehwag fan club on Twitter.

Although, in Morgan’s defence, he really IS a grammar Nazi on Twitter, especially for his trolls, because he seems to go about correcting people randomly. Sample this:

So, who do you think will win the next tweet match? Tell us in the comments below.

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