Bengaluru: Virender Sehwag has struck again and this time Amit Mishra is his victim. The former Indian opener, who is an absolute rage on social media; courtesy his witty tweets, took on Indian leg-spinner during a post-match analysis after India defeated England in the third and final Twenty20 here on Wednesday.
While young Yuzvendra Chahal stole all the limelight with his brilliant 6 for 25 spell, Mishra played his role to perfection as he strangled the England batsmen to add a lot of pressure on Eoin Morgan and Co in the run chase. Although Mishra – the bowler, stood out, his fielding drew a lot of laughter for fans and critics alike.
The incident took place in the second over of the England innings. After England opener Jason Roy swept Chahal’s delivery, Mishra chased the ball. As he was trying to stop the ball before it touched the boundary rope, Mishra dove and took a tumble but did not even touch the ball. He rolled over again and as the luck would have it, managed to save the four. While everyone had a good laugh about it, Mishra too saw the funnier side of the event.
Saba Karim – former India wicketkepper and ex-selector – was a little compassionate and yet sarcastic, saying, “Naainsaafi hey Mishra ji ke khilaaf ye (This is not fair with Mishra ji).”
Sehwag, who was a part of post-match show, though did not waste an opportunity to poke fun at Mishra as he said: “Mishra ji ne dive lagaayee, ball ko haat tak nahee lagaa par ball phir bhee rukh gayee (Mishra ji dived, his hand did not even touch the ball yet stopped)” before adding, “Agar wo (Mishra) chess khele hote naa Chahal ke jagah, toh dimaag istamaal kar lete (Had he played chess in place of Chahal, he would have used his brain).”