Mumbai: Virender Sehwag is known for his exploits on Twitter, and the former India vice-captain has come into limelight again, due to one of his recent tweets.
Sehwag, who is known to tweet on different issues other than cricket as well, took the opportunity to troll a Delhi University college student on Sunday.
DU student Gurmehar Kaur recently came into the limelight for condemning the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for their alleged attacks on students and teachers in Ramjas College in New Delhi.
As the post by Gurmehar went viral, another video by the DU student, which was posted earlier, started to do the rounds on the internet as well.
In one of the shots in this video, Gurmehar, whose father late Captain Mandeep Singh was martyred in the Kargil war, was seen holding a placard saying, "Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him”.
Sehwag took this opportunity to troll the student, as he posed this on social media.
However, Sehwag’s move backfired, as attracted a lot of criticism on Twitter.
The Day you will lost your Near/Dear one in WAR then you will get to know & will stop doing this nonsense. Shame on you @virendersehwag— Kumar Amit (@Ikumar7) February 26, 2017
@virendersehwag doesn't behoove someone of your stature to troll a 20 year old who has already lost so much.— Rohit Pradhan (@Retributions) February 26, 2017
— BharatPolls (@BharatPolls) February 26, 2017
.@virendersehwag this 20-year-old's father was killed at war. it could have been easier for her to hate. but she doesn't. and look at you!— anuradha sharma (@NuraRadha) February 26, 2017
However, many of the fans also came out to support the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' on Twitter, exposing the sensitiveness of the issue at hand here.
— Raushan Raj (@AskRaushan) February 26, 2017
@coomarashish she should ask her mom , if her father joined army for country or war. Her father must be ashamed of her.— papu (@papudilse) February 26, 2017