Indian cricketers and journalists have always shared a very intriguing relation between themselves. When the team is winning and everything is going as per plan, it is the media that escalates the cricketers’ stature to no less than that of a demigod. However, when the performance dips, the same reporters can make their life difficult by asking them some incisive questions.
Over the years, there have been several exchanges between cricketers and reporters which are worth remembering. There have been times when the reporters have been successful in coaxing the cricketers into speaking something which can make headlines; while at other times, the cricketers have also come up with some witty replies. Here are ten such repartees by Indian cricketers that left the reporters dumbstruck.
#1 Sehwag on hitting boundaries
Virender Sehwag is often in the news for his funny one-liners. Since he has taken to Twitter, he has set the social media on fire with his unique take on events. However, this aspect of Sehwag does not come as a surprise as he has been famous for his humour since his playing days.
The opening batsman made a name for himself with his explosive batting and the tendency to go after even the best of bowlers. It was Sehwag who brought about a paradigm shift in the way openers approached Test cricket. He always used to say, “Play the ball, not the bowler”.