Virender Sehwag declines invitation to debate on Piers Morgan's views on India's Rio performance

Despite Piers Morgan's several efforts to provoke the former Indian opener for another Twitter battle, Virender Sehwag hasn't replied to the UK journalist in a while.

Updated: Sep 03, 2016, 00:42 AM IST
Virender Sehwag declines invitation to debate on Piers Morgan's views on India's Rio performance

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has been very active on social micro-blogging site Twitter of late.

From wishing birthdays to cricketers in his own funny style, to giving a fitting reply to UK journalist Piers Morgan for his tweet mocking Indian athletes, Sehwag has been a huge hit on social-media in the last few months.

On Friday the batsman from Nazafgarh once again made headlines as he refused the invitation of a news channel to appear on their prime time show to express his views against Morgan's tweet.

Sehwag, who hasn't replied to Morgan despite the latter provoking him with more tweets, refused the offer saying that he did not deserve any time.

Here's what Sehwag tweeted:

Here is how it all started.

Piers, who has the reputation of hitting out at trolls, provoked several Indian fans after he mocked India celebrating the performances of its two medal-winners at Rio.

Here is what Piers tweeted:

Soon after his tweet, Viru was one of the many Indian celebrities to respond:

Piers, who is also an ardent fan of English batsman Kevin Pietersen, replied with this tweet:

Sehwag showed full respect to KP, who has regularly featured in the Indian Premier League, but also reminded Piers that the flamboyant right-hander was originally from South Africa.

Piers went on backfoot after Sehwag's tweet and said that a country should only be celebrating coming first in an event.

After Piers Tweet, Sehwag realised that there was no point replying to him.

Things took an interesting turn when Piers challenged Sehwag with a bet:

Sehwag hasn't replied to Piers since then. He did indirectly posted a tweet directed towards him though: