Former Indian cricketing legend Virender Sehwag has made it into national headlines once again. And this time, it hasn’t been for one of his jokes or controversies or his talk show. This time it is because of Sehwag the ‘humanitarian’. The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ is the talk of the town now for having helped in the effort to provide a handicapped woman a new leg. On April 28, the legendary cricketer posted a picture of Rupa Devi on his Twitter account and thanked everyone who contributed to help her get a new leg. In the post-Sehwag says, “Thank you all for your contributions. Roopa Devi Ji is now standing on her feet. Join the ‘Moving Feet’ movement and help transform lives.”
Thank you all for your contributions. Roopa Devi ji is now standing on her feet.
Join the Moving Feet movement and help transform lives. pic.twitter.com/gDI7rJmYpI
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 28, 2017
Virender Sehwag knows how to use his stardom and his newly found social media celebrity status to effect for a good cause. A few weeks ago, Virender Sehwag shared Rupa Devi’s picture on social media, asking people to help her stand back on her legs. And millions of fans obliged. Sehwag had posted the details of a bank account and had urged people to contribute to it. Now, Rupa has a new leg and a million reasons to walk.
Twitteratis and the followers of Virender Sehwag have been since thanking the cricketer for his support to a cause that gave somebody a new lease of life:
@virendersehwag You are great and your work great I proud of you Indian cricket proud feeling thank you
— Mularam choudhari (@CMularam) April 28, 2017
— nayaz aziz khader (@nayaz_aziz) April 28, 2017
@virendersehwag Proud of u sir..Even I did it and will keep doing the contributions..Makes me proud even
— SHASHANK BARANWAL (@followshashank1) April 28, 2017
Sehwag, following his retirement from international cricket, has been a common figure on the Indian social media scene. From a cheeky sense of humour to his legendary status in a cricket-crazed country, everything fell right in place and gave him the flurry of social media followers that most crave. Every joke he made, every political statement he gave, got retweeted and shared and made it to the papers and much of everywhere else. So if you were not living under a rock, there was a high chance that Virender Sehwag would find you and make you giggle or sometimes even think.