Virender Sehwag, who is infamous for his sarcastic mockery of rival cricketers and people in news, hasn’t spared even his former teammate Gambhir, who has been his longest opening partner for Team India.
Sehwag, who is currently serving as one of the mentors of Kings XI Punjab IPL franchise, has successfully convinced his team management to sign fast bowler Ishant Sharma who earlier went unsold in the auction. During a media interaction, when Sehwag was reminded of Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gambhirâ€™s comments on Ishant, he didn’t think for a second to unleash his witty weapons.
Gambhir had earlier said that he was surprised at Ishant Sharma’s base price and added that nobody will pay Rs 2 crore for a bowler who can deliver a maximum of only 4 overs.
To this comment of Gambhir, Sehwag sarcastically replied, “Who pays you Rs 12 crore for playing less than 60 balls?”.
It may be noted that Gambhir is being paid over Rs 12 crore a season for leading KKR. He is not the one who takes comments light so his reaction against Sehwag’s jibe is expected to come out when these two sides clash in a few days.