On Gautam Gambhir's Birthday, Virender Sehwag's Wish Leaves Twitter Confused

Updated: 15 October 2017 16:19 IST

Contrary to his whirlwind style, Sehwag wished Gambhir in a very simple manner that left Twitter users scratching their heads.

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Sehwag and Gambhir have shared a cracking on-field partnership for India. © AFP

Former India opener Virender Sehwag is one of the most active cricketers on social media and witty, quirky birthday wishes for fellow cricketers are his forte. The cricketer-turned-commentator has his own style of grabbing eyeballs on social media. However, it seems that Sehwag was not in his elements when he wished his friend and former India opening partner Gautam Gambhir, who turned 36, on Saturday. Contrary to his whirlwind style, Sehwag wished Gambhir in a very simple manner that left Twitter users scratching their heads.

"Wish you a very happy birthday @GautamGambhir. God bless you!," tweeted Sehwag.

Gambhir took to Twitter and thanked Sehwag for the wish. He replied "Thanks @virendersehwag for d wishes. Hope all well with u..."

Keeping in mind the rapport and camaraderie that Sehwag and Gambhir have shared on the field, Twitterati were quick to spot that all was not well in Sehwag's birthday message.

Sehwag and Gambhir have shared a cracking on-field partnership for India and were considered one of the most lethal opening pairings in the game of cricket.

In 147 ODIs that Gambhir has played for India, he has opened on 38 occasions with Sehwag and the duo have played together in the same team for India in a total of 49 ODI innings.

Together they have scored 2,242 ODI runs at an average of 46.70, the highest being an unbeaten 201 partnership against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2009.

Dubbed as one of the most prolific opening pairs, Sehwag and Gambhir featured together in 87 Test innings and scored 4,412 runs with the highest being 233 against Sri Lanka in Kanpur in 2009.

Gautam Gambhir is currently playing for Delhi in Ranji Trophy. He played his last ODI for India against England at Dharamsala, 2013 and the last Test against England at Rajkot in 2016.

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Topics : India Cricket Team Virender Sehwag Gautam Gambhir Cricket
Highlights
  • Sehwag wished Gambhir on his 36th birthday
  • Sehwag wished Gambhir in a very simple manner
  • Twitterati were quick to spot that all was not well in his birthday wish
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