Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag and British journalist Piers Morgan are always active on Twitter, taking a dig at one another on the micro-blogging site. Now, the two have taken it to another level, with Morgan challenging Sehwag for a bet of Rs 1 million to charity, stating England will win the cricket World Cup before India win another Olympic gold.
Initially it was Morgan, who displeased the Indian Twitterati with his tweet last Wednesday, which read ''Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?" The journalist was referring to the celebrations, which took place in India after the return of medallists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik from the Rio Olympics.
Twitter users across India vented their ire at Morgan, with celebrities such as Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat also joining in on the act. Seth and Bhagat were also involved in a bit of a Twitter war with Morgan.
Sehwag, who is known for his hilarious tweets, had a fitting reply to Morgan's first tweet, as the former opener stated, "We cherish every small happiness', But Eng who invented Cricket, &yet2win a WC, still continue to play WC. Embarrassing?"
England is said to be the home of cricket, but they are yet to win a single World Cup, but Morgan seems to be quite confident that the nation will win a world title before India win another gold.
Hence, the TV presenter came up with this proposal.
If Sehwag accepts the bet, it would be an interesting 2019 World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the two.
Interestingly, just a couple of hours before the 'bet' tweet to Sehwag, he had this to say to an English cricketer James Taylor, who praised the English team.