Ahead of World Cup 2019, former Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag asked netizens who would like to become 'Paul the Octopus' and guess who the man of the tournament will be.
For the uninitiated, Paul the Octopus was a common octopus used to predict the results of football and cricket associations. The accurate predictions include the 2010 World Cup that brought him worldwide attention as an animal oracle.
The tweet by the former Indian cricketer ensued some hilarious banter online, with many netizens pitching in their thoughts on who will be the man of the tournament. While one user said, 'Pandya', another one remarked saying, 'Bumrah'. Read netizens predictions below-
A few netizens also decided to play around and gave rather hilarious responses. Take a look:
Sehwag who is known as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time announced his retirement from all formats of cricket and IPL on 20 October 2015. However, he is very outspoken and active in expressing his views on issues.
Meanwhile, India will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.