New Delhi: India made history on Saturday after lifting the Kabaddi World Cup for the third successive time, and soon after the match, former India opener Virender Sehwag reopened old wounds he inflicted on Piers Morgan with a hard-hitting Twitter post.
In the post, the former India opener wrote, "India invented Kabaddi & r World Champs for 8th time.Elsewhere some country invented Cricket & r yet only good in correcting typos."
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 22, 2016
It's the eight overall world cup title for India in Kabaddi, and third in the new format.
The second part of the message was clearly meant for the celebrated British journalist, who had run in with the Indian batting legend in the past regarding the successes either nations (read national teams) have achieved in the field of sports.
Sehwag, who has assumed the role of a social commentator, at least through his social media posts since his retirement, took the dig on Morgan, and British sports, in a cleverly worded message.
India have dominated Kabaddi, one of their traditional sports, while England, or any other British dominion, have failed to win a single world cup in cricket.
In his cleverly worded message, Sehwag also targeted Morgan's habit of correcting other's grammar.
And not to be taken for granted, Morgan soon responded to Sehwag's Twitter post, saying "Kabaddi's not really a sport, @virendersehwag - it's just a load of grown men running around slapping each other."
Kabaddi's not really a sport, @virendersehwag - it's just a load of grown men running around slapping each other.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 22, 2016
He also mentioned other sports like darts and curling
Mate, we invented Darts & Curling but I wouldn't boast about being 'World Champions' at them.
Today, India once again defeated Iran in yet another World Cup final with rock-star Ajay Thakur leading the charge after an indifferent first-half from the defending champions at Ahmedabad.
Playing in the third successive final against Iran, India started in the title defence in a poor note, but ended up lifting the trophy for the third successive time with a 38-29 scoreline.
India had defeated Iran in the previous two World Cup finals, 55-27 at Mumbai In 2004 and 20-19 at Panvel in 2007 as the sport got a makeover, changing the scoring formats and other rules in a bid to compete with other sports.