Virender Sehwag’s Twitter battle with English journalist Piers Morgan is not yet over. But this time the Indian great is at a loss over a “loose” comment. Following England’s thrashing in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, Sehwag couldn’t resist himself from taking a jibe at England. He tweeted: “England loose in a World Cup again.Only the sport changes.This time it’s Kabaddi. India thrash them 69-18.All the best for semis.”
While scores of fans liked and re-tweeted Sehwag’s statement, Morgan spotted an error in Sehwag’s comment. He didn’t let go a rare opportunity to take a lead in the Twitter battle between the duo that has been continuing since the Rio Olympics. In a tweet Morgan pointed out that it should be “lose” not “loose”.
England loose in a World Cup again.Only the sport changes.This time it’s Kabaddi.
India thrash them 69-18.All the best for semis
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2016
It’s ‘lose’. https://t.co/QAiUHfI2ft
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 18, 2016
The reason for Sehwag tweeting on England is a bit old. With the tweet, Sehwag gave an indirect reply to Morgan, who had posted several comments on India’s performance at the Rio Olympics 2016. It all started when Morgan questioned the celebrations in India after winning just two medals (one each by PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik).
Morgan had said it was shameful that a country with over 1 billion population was celebrating so much after winning just two medals. Sehwag had responded to Morgan pointing how shameful it was that England gave birth to cricket but never won a Cricket World Cup.
The Twitter battle between the duo reached to a level where Morgan challenged Sehwag, saying he would donate Rs 1 million in charity if England wins a cricket World Cup before India wins an Olympic Gold. He had asked if Sehwag would accept the bet.