Cricketing icon Virender Sehwag has earned a reputation for being as equally brutal off-field as he was with the bat in his heyday. Now retired, the former Indian opener still manages to grab eye-balls with his spectacular comments on the social media. He takes frequent digs at other players through his tweets but this penchant for playing from the front-foot has landed him in a spot of bother sometimes. This happened again on Tuesday. While wishing the legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara on his birthday, Sehwag came up with a new acronym that evoked mixed reactions from Twitterati. “Happy Birthday @BrianLara. BC Lara, kya tha Maara,” wrote Viru on his Twitter handle while wishing the 48-year-old batsman.
Since ‘BC’ is an acronym for a commonly used expletive, Twitter users had a hard time figuring out what exactly did Sehwag mean when he wrote that. While some people found it funny, others thought it was slightly offensive to call Lara that.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 2, 2017
— Ajay Borole (@AJ_0755) May 2, 2017
— Dev Bishnoi (@ErBudh143) May 2, 2017
— vicky babaji dalvi (@vistvicky) May 2, 2017
— nikkish (@nikkish2) May 2, 2017
— Manish (@Manish270492) May 2, 2017
BC Stands For Brian Charles.
— Barfℹ (@SaurabhReply_) May 2, 2017
There were some reactions like “What is BC?”, “Why did you say BC?” but other users were quick to identify Sehwag’s smartness. Actually, Brian Lara’s complete name is Brian Charles Lara about which a lot of people are not aware. As matters were getting out of hand, Sehwag finally replied to one of the Twitter users asking, “Why BC Lara stands for??” by writing, “Brian Charles Lara only!”
Brian Lara is considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time and shared a healthy rivalry with Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. Lara scored 11953 runs from 131 Tests at an impressive average of 52.88 including 34 centuries. He still holds the record for highest individual score in the longest format of the game, 400 not out which he scored against England.