Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag was brutally tackled by netizens on Saturday after falsely congratulating Hima Das on winning gold at CWG 2022. Sehwag wished Indian athlete Das for winning gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, long before the athletic event had even started at CWG 2022.
Sehwag later deleted his tweet congratulating Sanket Mahadev Sargar who later won India’s first medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The cricketer changed in the commentator’s tweet: “What a win! Indian athletes have arrived all the way. Congratulations to Hima Das on winning gold in the 400 meters at the Commonwealth Games. Fakr Hai.”
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However, Sehwag later realized he was the victim of misinformation and quickly deleted his tweet, but it was too late by then.
When veteran Sanket congratulated Sargar, fans started trolling him and some even urged him to stay better informed.
“Well done #SanketSargar for winning India’s first Commonwealth Games medal, brilliant effort. Proud of your silver #CWG,” he wrote.
Here’s how netizens responded to Sehwag’s tweet:
Well done #SanketSargar for winning India its first medal at the Commonwealth Games, brilliant effort.
Proud of your Silver#CWG . pic.twitter.com/5qJzMwevF8— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 30, 2022
Now go to sleep, you guys don’t even follow other sports, don’t fake by tweeting blah blah blahh, if you don’t follow, don’t tweet, it’s an insult to other sports. pic.twitter.com/vZgkUdKqQS— Ritobhash (@Ritobhash2) July 30, 2022
Viru bhai thoda updated rha kriye, wrna tweet krne se pehle soch liya kriye
— (@Sidharthfan9432) July 30, 2022
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Meanwhile, Sanket opened India’s booth in Birmingham 2022 with a silver medal. The 21-year-old from Maharashtra was congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sanket dedicated his medal to India’s 75th year of independence.