Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has slammed the authorities for their portrayal of a large family in an Indian textbook. The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' highlighted a text in one of the textbooks, which stated that "a large family cannot enjoy a happy life".
The full text read from the book read, "A large family consists of parents, grandparents and lots of children. A large family cannot enjoy a happy life." This did not go well with Sehwag, who took to Twitter to put forward his concern. His post read, "A lot of such crap in school textbooks. Clearly, the authorities deciding and reviewing content not doing their homework"
Above this very text, it seems there is an indication that a "small family is a happy family." The image for that text represents parents with their two children. It is supposedly trying to indicate that a family should be small in order to be happy.
His anger brought forward similar responses from users on Twitter, who joined in the criticism.
In July, Sehwag criticized the scheduling of India-Pakistan match in the upcoming Asia Cup 2018. The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' was shocked to know about India playing first on September 18, and then again on September 19. He further stated that a player requires a minimum of 24 to 48 hours to recover after spending around 5.5 hours on the field.
Sehwag also pointed out the disparity between the scheduling of matches of India and Pakistan. Sarfraz Ahmed's team have a two-day break between first match, which will be against the qualifier winners, and India. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and co. will play two games in successive days.
Prior to that, he was appointed as one of the members of the DDCA cricket committee. He, along with former Delhi players Aakash Chopra and Rahul Singhvi will form a 3-member committee.
Sehwag is a veteran of 104 Test matches and 251 ODIs in a 14-year long career. Chopra on the other hand, played 10 Test matches for the nation, whereas Rahul played 10 ODIs for India. There is also a special inclusion of former Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir. The 36-year-old has been named as a 'special invitee' to the committee.