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Virender Sehwag Hilariously Trolls Himself, Says King Pair For India Against England In 2011 Was An Aryabhatta Tribute

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:


  • Virender Sehwag has gone back down memory lane to make fun of himself
  • Sehwag has referred to his king pair against England in a Test match of 2011
  • He says that the double golden ducks was his tribute to Aryabhatta, the mathematician who is credited with discovering zero

Virender Sehwag has not only excelled as a commentator and as an expert analyst of the game over the last few years, but has also become a voice of influence on Twitter, often regaling fans with his sense of humour and sometimes also taking stands on important matters. This time, however, he decided to troll himself.

The 40-year-old has gone down memory lane to make fun of himself. This is with regards to one of the forgettable matches in his career which happened in 2011. What is it all about? Let's take a look.

Virender Sehwag pays tribute to Aryabhatta but in a hilarious manner

Now let us get to the point. Viru took to the micro-blogging site and wrote that on this day 8 years ago, he had scored a king pair against England at Birmingham after flying for 2 days to reach England and having been on the field for 188 overs before adding that he had paid an unwilling tribute to the great mathematician Aryabhatta. The ex-Delhi batsman then asked the fans what they would have done if there was zero chance of failure before telling them that in case if they have figured it out then they better do that.

Read Viru's tweet here:

The fans liked the former Indian vice-captain's sense of humour. Here's what they had to say.

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India's disastrous English tour of 2011

Virender Sehwag was referring to the third Test match between India and England at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. The former explosive batsman had missed the first two Tests due to an injury and returned for the third game. In the first innings, he was caught behind by Matt Prior off Stuart Broad for a golden duck while in the second innings, it was yet another golden duck as he was caught by Andrew Strauss off James Anderson. India not only suffered an innings defeat but also lost by a massive 242 runs.

It was indeed a disastrous campaign for India as they could not manage a single win against the hosts. They were humiliated 0-4 in Tests which was followed by a 0-3 defeat in ODIs and a 0-1 loss in the one-off T20I.

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