Virender Sehwag continues to emulate his explosive and entertaining batting style on Twitter with a humourous tweet on his former India teammate Ashish Nehra. Sehwag shared a screenshot of a post from a Pakistani political commentator, Zaid Hamid, who was praising Pakistan’s javelin thrower, Nadeem Arshad after winning gold at the recent Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 in Birmingham.
In his tweet, Hamid tried to deride India’s Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, who was sidelined from CWG because of an injury. But in this process, Hamid misquoted Chopra as ‘Ashish Nehra’. Sehwag saw this error and shared the screenshot with a hilarious reply.
Hamid wrote, “And what makes this victory, even more, sweeter is the fact that this Pakistani athlete has destroyed Indian javelin throw hero Ashish Nehra… In the last competition, Ashish had defeated Arshad Nadeem… What a sweet revenge come back…”, to which the former India opener posted, “Chicha, Ashish Nehra is right now preparing for UK Prime Minister Elections. So Chill.”
But unlike Zaid Hamid’s thoughts, Nadeem Arshad and his coach Syed Hussain Bukhari have a completely different opinion on Neeraj Chopra. Bukhari recently expressed that he hopes to see the Indian Javelin star competing with Arshad in either Islamabad or Lahore. He also went on to say that Neeraj is like their son and they will shower him with love if he ends up winning.
Hussain Bukhari said, “Most of the time, Arshad trains at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad and Lahore too, my wish is to see Arshad and Neeraj compete at a packed stadium in Lahore or Islamabad. Neeraj is also like our son.”
"I as a Pakistani promise you that if Neeraj wins, we will shower him the same love we showered on Milkha Singh Ji when he won against Abdul Khaliq in Lahore in 1960. Athletes share a common bond of love for the sports," he added.
Talking about Arshad Nadeem's Gold medal performance, the Pakistani athlete became the first-ever South Asian to break the coveted 90m mark as he beat stars like Anderson Peters, Julius Yego and Keshorn Walcott with a 90.18m throw on his fifth attempt to win the gold medal.