Twitter trolls Virender Sehwag for his ‘walkout’ statement against SRH after they score 201 against KXIP

Sehwag had earlier said that SRH batsmen are capable of scoring around 150 runs only.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) managed to post a total of 201 runs after opting to bat first against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). David Warner and Jonny Bairstow were the chief architects of their innings as the duo added 160 runs for the opening wicket. Despite the collapse in the last five overs, SRH managed to cross the magical number of 200 by the end of 20 overs.

Interestingly, as soon as the Orange Army reached 200, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag was trending on social media. Well, this might feel weird for many but Sehwag himself is to blame for the same thanks to his statement about the Warner-led side last week.

What was Virender Sehwag’s statement?

Ahead of SRH’s game against Mumbai Indians (MI) last week in Sharjah, Sehwag had trolled the former side and stated that they should walk away from the game due to their ineffective batting. “Mujhe lagta hain ki Hyderabad ko walkover dena chahiye, kyuni ki humare (SRH) batting mein dum nahi hain ki hum 200-250 run banaye. Hum toh 150 wale khilari hain, aur Mumbai ne agar peheli batting karli toh Mumbai banane wale hain 200 plus,” he had told Cricbuzz.

His comment roughly translates to – “Hyderabad should give a walkover. They don’t have the firepower in their batting to score 200-250. SRH is capable of 150 runs, and if Mumbai bat first, they will put up a 200-plus total. This didn’t go down well with the cricket fans as they remarked it as an insulting comment from Virender Sehwag against an IPL team.

SRH lost that game as well while chasing 209 runs and were restricted to 174 runs only. However, they made amends on a much bigger ground in Dubai on Thursday to cross the 200-run mark for the first time this season. Soon after the SRH innings came to an end, the fans flooded the tweets trolling Sehwag for his earlier comment on the team. It was a brilliant performance from SRH and they have surely made the 41-year-old think about his statement.

Here’s how Twitter trolled him:

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