New Delhi: Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwary has lashed out at former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif over his offensive comments towards Virender Sehwag. As India defeated Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy Group B match, Latif posted a Facebook video where he made statements against Sehwag.
The message came after the former India opener, usually known for his quirky tweets, tweeted his views about India beating Pakistan in the ICC event. Sehwag’s tweet read: “Pote ke baad Bete. Koi baat nahi Beta, Well tried ! Congratulations Bharat !#BaapBaapHotaHai #INDvPAK,”
Latif, however, who has captained Latif in the past did not take too kindly to Sehwag’s tweet, and posted a 15-min long message not only criticising Sehwag over his remarks but even intruding in uncharted territory questioning India’s existence and going as far as saying that some of their historical monuments were an act of charity from Pakistan. The rant has gone viral since and Latif has received flak over his comments.
Sehwag however decided to answer silently, tweeting: “A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words”, he tweeted.” But Tiwary was not one to hold back, and posted a video of his own in which he lambasted Latif. He also issued a stern warning, stating that he will hit Latif with slippers if he was ever to post such a video again.
“I generally don’t upload videos but Rashid Latif’s comments forced me to. He has tried to put down a legend like Virender Sehwag and it is a shameful act. So I was wondering what forced him to upload such a video. “After thinking long I figured out that all he wants is his 60 seconds of fame – something which he doesn’t get nowadays. The language in the video suggests he doesn’t have courtesy and the decency to respect other players. He should realise that by posting such a video he has made a big mistake.
“You should go and check your record and then see Sehwag’s record. It will help you understand whom you are talking about. But the problem is you cannot even understand those records as it is in English.
“You cannot even match Virender Sehwag’s numbers. So tell a friend to translate Sehwag’s record from English so that you understand how far behind you lag in terms of numbers. It will help you become aware of reality and then think ten times before taking such digs at legendary performers of the game.”