Virender Sehwag entertained the fans with his aggressive and attacking style of batting. He feared no bowler during his heyday and was often been a nightmare to most of the bowlers. He smashes sixes and fours like a hot knife through butter. Above all, he was a sheer entertainer. He registered his personal best score of 119 in T20Is, 219 in ODIs and 319 in Tests.
After retiring from all forms of the game, Sehwag became a prolific personality on Twitter. Every now and then, he chips in with interesting tweets which comprise both substance and humour. He wishes cricketers on their birthdays in the most stylish way possible. While most of his tweets are extremely hilarious, some of them are genuine and straight to the point.
The former Indian opening batsman has been closely following Indian Premier League at home. He made his active presence count on social media by talking about the players in the cash-rich IPL. As the IPL came to a close two days ago, several experts have been picking their best IPL XI of the tournament, hits and flops of the season.
Virender Sehwag picks 5 biggest flops of this IPL
Virender Sehwag has now picked the five biggest flops of the tournament. Aaron Finch was far from being impressive in the recently-concluded IPL season. The right-handed batsman scored 268 runs in 12 matches. It was no doubt seeing him in Sehwag’s list of biggest flops of the tournament.
“Aaron Finch, I gave him my name as a nickname, thinking he would be Viru to Thakur Kohli. Instead, it looks like the Bangalore curse affected him badly and the engine of his batting stalled this season,” Sehwag added.
Andre Russell might have been performed averagely with the ball by taking 6 wickets. But he scored just 117 runs in 10 games. He also missed some games due to his injury. Sehwag was highly disappointed with Russell’s performance in the tournament.
“Andre Russell’s muscles remained lazy this season and slept after giving us hopes in every innings. Because of that Kolkata didn’t make it to the playoffs this season.”
Chennai Super Kings failed as a team in the season but Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran delivered the goods. However, a lot was expected of Shane Watson but the latter didn’t bring the best out of himself. Watson scored 299 from eleven games and did not bowl in the tournament. After CSK’s last game, Watson retired from all forms of the game.
“Shane Watson, the Chennai fans and we had high hopes from this Diesel Engine but in this season, even after many kickstarts, it didn’t start properly and as the season ended he said that the vehicle cannot be pulled any longer and retired it,” Sehwag added.
Glenn Maxwell was one of the five players in the list who didn’t justify his hefty paycheck. The all-rounder hardly waved his bat during the tournament, scoring just 108 runs in 13 games. He took three wickets to his name.
“Glenn Maxwell. This 10 crore cheerleader proved very costly for Punjab. His IPL routine for the last few years has been of shirking from work but this season he broke that record as well. This is what you call a highly paid vacation,” Sehwag said.
Dale Steyn played just three games for RCB this season and picked up a wicket. He has been listed as one of the biggest flops of the tournament by Sehwag. “Dale Steyn. There was a time when everyone was afraid of the bullets from the ‘Steyn Gun’ but this season instead of the ‘Steyn Gun’ we got a homemade pipe gun. I could not believe my eyes seeing him getting hit but one thing became clear that we are unlikely to find a buyer for him now in the IPL market.” Virender Sehwag signed off.