New Delhi, Sept 2: It appears that senior journalist Arnab Goswami contacted former India cricketer Virender Sehwag and even invited him on his news show to talk about British journalist Piers Morgan, who tried to mock Indian Olympians.
Sehwag took to Twitter to inform about the invitation from the popular news anchor but the cricketer denied to participate in the show saying, 'that guy didn't even deserved a minute of airtime'.
"Arnab Goswami wants me to speak on that British guys views on India on NewsHour,but that man doesnt deserve any airtime,hence I have denied," tweeted Sehwag.
Arnab Goswami wants me to speak on that British guys views on India on NewsHour,but that man doesnt deserve any airtime,hence I have denied— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 2, 2016
Sehwag's tweet vent viral and garnered massive support over social media.
@virendersehwag well done. I like the way you didn't mention his name. He truly doesn't deserve our attention. You are a Rockstar!— Archana (TSW) (@BeingAHappyGirl) September 2, 2016
Finally an Indian celebrity being classy and not heeding into unnecessary prime time banter https://t.co/G9qIqjVedb— Shreeji (@Shri303) September 2, 2016
Classic straight drive from Viru paajis bat 😀😀😀 https://t.co/kFmunNgoQ5— PëëҠαy (@Peekaylecious) September 2, 2016
Morgan, last week, made fun of India's celebration of winning 'two' medals at Rio Olympics 2016.
Morgan wrote,"Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?"
Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that? https://t.co/FYSBM7ErAf— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016
The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' gave a fitting reply to the British journalist who's country hasn't won a single ICC ODI World Cup.
We cherish every small happiness',— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2016
But Eng who invented Cricket,&yet2win a WC,still continue to playWC.Embarrassing? https://t.co/0mzP4Ro8H9
A few days later, when England cricket team hit record 444/3 in 50 overs against Pakistan in the 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge, Morgan tried to poke fun at Sehwag and even challenged him for Rs 1 million bet saying 'England will win a Cricket World Cup before India wins an Olympic Gold'.
Morgan faced massive embarrassment when twitterati reminded him that India already has won 9 gold medals in Olympics. Faced with this criticism, he deleted his tweet.
To save himself from further embarrassment, the journalist modified his tweet challenging Sehwag to donate Rs 10 lakh to charity if his country wins a cricket World Cup before India wins 'another' Olympic gold.
Sehwag, later, mocked the British journalist for his unnecessary provocation without naming the latter in his epic rebuttal.
Some people's fortune is so bad, that— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 31, 2016
But No Reply ..
Sehwag, this time, chose to completely ignore Morgan for his rant.