Cricketer Virendra Sehwag is not only known for his silent answers through his scores on the ground but also recognized for his straight and savory remarks on various ‘serious’ issues. The cricketer after signing off from the cricket ground stays actively involved in Cricket commentaries and opinions involving national interest. Sehwag is again sporting straight forward nature as his replies to the ongoing ruckus in Delhi University’s Ramjas College incident has emerged Twitter as a forum for debate.
Sehwag responded to a tweet made by Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Capt Mandeep Singh and Voice of Ram volunteer, who changed her Facebook profile picture to one with her holding a placard that says, ““I AM A STUDENT OF DELHI UNIVERSITY. I AM NOT AFRAID OF ABVP. I AM NOT ALONE. EVERY STUDENT OF INDIA IS WITH ME. #FIGHTBACKDU #STUDENTSAGAINSTABVP”. In response to Gurmehar’s post, Sehwag posted his picture where he is holding a placard which says, “I didn’t score two triple centuries, my bat did,” along with the message, “Bat me hai Dum! #BharatJaisiJagahNahi”.
It all started after violence broke out at Ramjas College, where students and teachers clashed with ABVP supporters with ABVP canceling the two days seminar organized in the college campus protesting against the speakers of the workshop, Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid, two JNU students who have involved actively during 2016 anti-national remarks in JNU. That led to a violent clash between the ABVP and AISA where University student and teachers protesting against ABVP. To support #boycottABVP, DU student Gurmehar posted this post.
Virendra’s response to her post has sparked debates over the social media, getting a mixed reaction from all across. Twittaratis going mild and harsh on Sehwag’s post has again made the Ramjas ruckus to come back in the limelight. The issue is getting serious as the days passes with loads of negative and supporting reactions coming from all over.
Gurmehar Kaur was in trend last year too after she posted a picture with a controversial placard saying, “Pakistan did not kill my dad, the war killed him.”