New Delhi: Thousands of cricket fans are shifting their focus back on Hindi commentary, thanks to former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag's unmatchable presence in the box.
Sehwag, who retired from international cricket last year, has become a massive hit on social-media, where he has managed to build a huge fan base as a result of his desi humour.
Such is his popularity that fans now anxiously wait for him to wish celebrities on important occasions, like birthdays, across the globe in trademark style.
On Sunday, Sehwag didn't come up with a birthday wish as he was busy commentating for the third Test being played between India and New Zealand.
But irrespective of the platform, Viru never fails to entertain his fans.
Today, fellow commentator VVS Laxman was trolled severely by the Nawab of Nazafgarh on numerous occasions.
It all started when Sehwag asked Laxman what was his biggest regret from his playing days.
Laxman, who was a brilliant player off the backfoot during his playing days, was not expected this bouncer from his fellow commentator.
The stylish Hyderabadi batsman said that it was a great pleasure for him to have represented the country for 16 years, where he got to play more than 100 Tests and he was very satisfied and had no regrets.
Viru was in no mood to let go of Laxman after that diplomatic answer. Soon after, Laxman threw the same bouncer at Sehwag.
"VVS, I always wanted to score 400 runs in an innings in Tests. While I was batting at 319 (against South Africa in 2008), I had the opportunity. This is one thing I regret not being able to do. I am not like you where I would give diplomatic answer and not reveal my biggest regret. I know it as you talked about it frequently," Sehwag said.
"Why ask such a question when you already know the answer Viru," Laxman replied.
The banter didn't end there as, at one point of the match, the discussion shifted towards fastest Test tons scored by Indian batters. The broadcasters even played one of Laxman's innings in Australia, where he consumed 114 deliveries for his century – his fastest in whites.
Sehwag, who is ranked third in the list of fastest Test centuries by Indian batsmen (78 balls), trolled Laxman once again.
He jokingly said, "When we talk about fastest centuries, the batsman is supposed to have scored it in less than 100 balls."
Last but not the least, Sehwag also reminded Laxman that he had hit only six sixes during his entire Test career, while he had hit more than six in several of his knocks.
In his defense, Laxman said, "Everybody plays according to their own strengths," and the healthy banter ended only after Laxman told Viru, "Forgive me Viru as I hit only six sixes during my Test career compared to yours."
When asked why Viru was after Laxman's life, the Delhi dasher reminded the commentators that the match had gone dull as a result of a 365-run stand between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane and it was through these interesting discussions that they could keep the spectators interested in the match.
Sehwag ruled the commentary box in terms of predictions as well where he overshadowed Kapil Dev, Aakash Chopra and Laxman with bang on predictions.