Few days back, renowned Journalist, Arsenal fan and Twitter celebrity, Piers Morgan was having a spat with Virender Sehwag about India’s performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics. But now, it looks like the Englishman has buried the hatchet and decided to make peace with Sehwag.
Last night, Sehwag was in London to take part in a charity match between Cricket United and Surrey all-stars XI, in which the right-hander represented the former and got out for a duck in the first match.
After the match, Sehwag paid a visit to the home of Arsenal, the Emirates Stadium and tweeted a picture of him in the club’s dressing room with a message “At the Arsenal dressing room. Great experience”
Being a Gunner, Morgan has often vented out his frustration on the team’s inability to score goals and win titles. Arsenal, who last won the Premier League in 2003-04, has had a problem with their attack and their manager Arsene Wenger adds more salt to the wound by not signing a world-class striker in the past few transfer windows.
Reacting to Sehwag’s tweet, Morgan reacted by asking him to stay at the Emirates and play up-front for the Gunners, who take on their cross-town rivals Chelsea in the season’s first London derby. Morgan tweeted, “Can you stay in there & play up front tomorrow? We need some explosive firepower”.
Not long ago, the duo had a prolonged Twitter banter (war of words) between them as both these men sent out a series of tweets aimed at each other and the conversation between the two grabbed a lot of attention on social media.
It all started when Morgan took a dig at India's Olympic contingent for their disappointing show at Rio Olympics where we won just two medals. He criticised the fans that they should feel embarrassing to celebrate winning just two medals in a nation that has over one billion people.
He had Tweeted, ‘Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?’
Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that? https://t.co/FYSBM7ErAf