Tweets pour in as friends and fans congratulate Sehwag

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Abhinav Sabyasachi Paul
Indore: December 9, 2011

Virender Sehwag’s massive double century,219, against West Indies is the hottest topic of discussion on Twitter. Thousands of tweeple are tweeting congratulations, jokes and their reactions.

Former Pakistan player Ramiz Raja wrote on Twitter, “When Viv Richards retired I thought it was end of entertainment. But then came Sehwag, the King of entertainment! Long live the King!!”

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh wrote “I say it again! I never saw sir Viv (Vivian Richards) bat but I have seen Sehwag bat! What a player… 219 in a one day game is next to impossible!” .

Teammate Zaheer Khan tweeted on Sehwag’s twitter page, “Cheers! congratulations!! way to go buddy!”

Indian journalist, political commentator and news presenter Rajdeep Sardesai wrote “Sunil Gavaskar once scored 36 not out in 60 overs. Sehwag scores 200 in 45 overs. Times have surely changed.”

His last tweet was quite intresting “With due apologies to Justice Katju,Sehwag was the first headline on India at 9. Cricket over Chidambaram! gnight.”

Indian politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor all praises for Sehwag. “What a batsman! India’s highest Test score &now highest ODI score. My tribute in August to the ineffable Sehwag”

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra tweeted, “For someone of my vintage,seeing the Windies being humbled like this is like reading Ripley’s Believe it or not!”

English cricketer Monty Panesar wrote, “That Punjabi power! Ha ha”

Indian cricketer Amit Mishra congratulated Sehwa, “Congrats Viru bhaiya on the record. You are a joy to watch and I’m honoured to have played with you!”

ICC officially bowed for the Jat express, “Congratulations to Virender Sehwag on scoring 219, the highest ODI score of all time!”

Australian cricketer David Warner seems to be doing some home work before playing against India. He watched Sehwag’s innings despite the test next day. “Wow Test match tomorrow but am still up watching @virendersehwag score hopefully 200. UNREAL. AND HE DOES HIGHEST EVER WELL DONE MATE.”

Chris Gayle was quite on West India’s defeat but all praise for Sehwag. “Well I did watch some of that innings by Viru…. Brilliant striking!! Congrats on ur 219.. That’s child abuse! The Mask would say, Smoking!”

English cricketer Kevin Pietersen tweeted, “I’d swap everything I’ve done in my miserable little life to bat like Virender Sehwag. #Viru” Very miserable life!!”

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar shared his views on twitter, “That he got the 200 in a 50 over match with plenty to spare tells u a bit about virendra sehwag…”

English former Test and ODI cricketer and currently a cricket journalist Derek Pringle wrote, “Sehwag the greatest slaughterer of bowling since IVA Richards.”

Indian actress, model and television cricket presenter Mandira Bedi said “Bow down to Viru for that incredible 219!! The only 2 double tonners in one day cricket are Indian!”

Retired South African cricketer Shaun Pollock tweeted, “Must admit if I had to pick one person to get more than 200 in an ODI innings it would have been Viru! Congrats!”

We also share many other Tweets related to Sehwag.

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Sehwag’s seven sixes are the third-most by an Indian in ODI cricket. MS Dhoni hit ten in his 183* against Sri Lanka at Jaipur in 2005

@ImZaheer It’s been a day when India, after producing a Neil Armstrong in Tendulkar, have now got a Buzz Aldrin in Virender

#Sehwag, first “human” to score a double hundred in ODI cricket… GOD was first…!!!

Chidambram must be thankful to #Sehwag for taking media’s attention away from him..!!

from kolaveri to kolaviru! #sehwag

#Sehwag now no more kolaveri di now kolaviru….Viru rocks…!!

Raj Thackeray: See! After jobs they are now taking away records of Marathi Manoos #Sehwag #200 Viru

Sehwag, please give one hundred runs to Sachin; it will anyway be counted as just one century for you in Cricinfo stats.

Hahaaha lol RT @SRSiva Ok, West Indies won. I mean they were chasing #Sehwag’s score right? #Cricket #

scotchguru Sehwag’s high scores: TEST: 319 ODI: 219 T20: 119 Next – Bedroom Cricket: 69

This is Sehwag’s moment. Don’t understand why people keep comparing his performance with Sachin’s. They’re both great.

Anna Hazare after Sehwag’s knock – “Bass, 219 hi maara?”

Sehwag’s Nervous Nineteens…. Test : 319 Odi : 219 T20 : 119

sehwag’s lesson to sibal ….. ‘SEEBALL, hit ball’….:P #Sibal #Sehwag

Sachin can never break Sehwag’s record of breaking Sachin’s record.

Sachin’s n Sehwag’s double hundred at Gwalior n Indore respectively is a perfect example of Incredible Madhya Pradesh !!!



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