Former India opener Virender Sehwag had his own way of doing things ever since he became the part of Indian cricket. Whether it be singing while hammering the best bowlers in the world or not listening to his captains and going for the kill from ball one, Sehwag was at it doing things differently every time.
Virender Sehwag is a retired cricketer now but he continues to entertain his fans with his quirky analysis of the games. With IPL 2020 going on, Sehwag has also been in his own zone, summarising each game in his own fashion.
After referring to CSK star opener Shane Watson as ‘Diesel engine’ on Monday, Sehwag has now called Delhi Capitals’ Marcus Stoinis a ‘Special agent’ and Rishabh Pant an ‘Atom bomb’.
The two DC batsmen starred in Monday’s game versus Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Stoinis and Pant stitched 89 runs off 43 balls together and ended up on individual scores of 53 (26) and 37 (25), respectively. Delhi at once were 3 down for 90 in 11 overs but they took their team’s total to 196/4 at the end of 20 overs.
“It was as if Delhi’s score has been suffocated. To fix it, ‘Special Agent’ Marcus Stoinis and ‘Atom Bomb’ Rishabh Pant arrived in. It was as if both of them save Delhi’s government from falling. It seemed as if Stoinis had quarrelled at home and come in to bat and took out all the anger on Bangalore bowler’s and the ball. Agent Stoinis’ successful operation took Delhi to 195,” Sehwag said on his show ‘Viru Ki Baithak’.
Further, Virender Sehwag said that it seemed as if the bad luck which has been following RCB for years had left but it came back suddenly against Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals, who are sitting at the top of IPL 2020 after their 59-run win over RCB in Dubai.
“I am looking for the misfortune haunting Bangalore. It’s been haunting Cheeku’s (Virat Kohli’s) team for so long. It seemed like Bangalore was finally rid of it but it came back suddenly. Embarrassed Kohli’s team in front of Delhi. Ruined all the fun. Shreya Iyer’s Delhi has come on the top of IPL 2020 points table”.
In one more amusing comparison, RCB skipper Kohli was compared to ‘Thakur’ of 1975 movie ‘Sholay’. Opener Aaron Finch was compared to teh character ‘Jay’ and AB de Villiers to ‘Veeru’. RCB all-rounder also got recognition and was called ‘Chachaji’ by the former Delhi batsman.
Finch, AB de Villiers and Moeen were back to the pavilion by the end of 12th over and Kohli was left in the middle to battle alone against a very strong DC bowling attack. Virender Sehwag compared Kohli’s situation to “Thakur’ of Sholay. The character in the movie had lost both his hands.
“After Aaron Finch, Nortje got AB de Villiers. Then even Moeen Ali left. Having lost Jay, Veeru and Chachaji (Moeen Ali), Cheeku’s condition was again like Thakur from Sholay,” he said.
Final comment from Sehwag was reserved for Delhi pacer Kagiso Rabada, who is more of a road roller than a bowler according to the Sultan of Multan.
“Rabada then got Virat Kohli and told then he showed all the other batsmen that he is not a bowler but a road roller.
“So, the moral of the story is that even though Virat Kohli is from Delhi but it was Delhi itself yesterday which confounded Kohli,” Sehwag concluded.