While former Indian opener Virender Sehwag was responding to his birthday wishes on social media with witty replies, he surprised the southern part of the country by replying to Chennai Super Kings' wishes in Tamil. The IPL side had wished Virender Sehwag on his birthday and had shared a picture from his monumental knock of 319 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in 2008 against South Africa. CSK paid tribute to Virender Sehwag and said that the colour of the ball did not matter to the former opener and that he had known about T20 format of the game before it was invented. Virender Sehwag in return replied to CSK's wishes in Tamil, leaving the netizens shocked. Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to tell the people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu that he loved them.
Romba Nalla , Naan unnai Kadalikkirein !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 20, 2019
Thank you to the awesome people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu https://t.co/XThHdRUOln
Red Ball or White Ball,— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 20, 2019
See ball, hit ball;
Worry not, stand tall.
Super Birthday to the man who knew T20 even before T20 knew itself! 🦁💛 #Chepauk319 #BeginningOfWhistles #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/UmcrAYemB5
One of the most fast-paced games in a Test match that witnessed Virender Sehwag unleash his fury on South Africa's bowlers, as he played a masterful 319-run knock at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 2008, is a moment that is to be relived on the former Indian opener's birthday. Virender Sehwag became the fourth batsman, along with Brain Lara, Don Bradman, and Chris Gayle, to score 2 triple centuries in his international Test career. Batting for over 150 hours in the excruciating Chennai heat, Virender Sehwag went berserk as he scored 319 off just 308 balls with a mammoth 42 boundaries and five sixes. Despite the match being drawn, all eyes were on Virender Sehwag for his spectacular knock, another one that remains etched in the memorie3s of Indian cricket fans.