Former India batter Virender Sehwag trolled a Pakistani political analyst Zaid Hamid after the latter confused Neeraj Chopra with cricketer Ashish Nehra in one of his Twitter posts. The news came after Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem won a gold medal for the country at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games. Referring to this feat, Hamid tweeted: “And what makes this victory even sweeter is the fact that this Pakistani athlete destroyed Indian javelin throwing hero Ashish Nehra. In the last match, Ashish had defeated Arshad Nadeem. What a sweet revenge to come back.” “
As soon as this tweet went out, the Twitterati noticed how Hamid Neeraj confused Chopra with Ashish Nehra. Former Indian batter Sehwag posted the screenshot of Hamid’s tweet, writing: “Chicha, Ashish Nehra is now preparing for the British Prime Minister’s election. So chill.”
Chicha, Ashish Nehra is now preparing for the British Prime Minister elections. so chill pic.twitter.com/yaiUKxlB1Z
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 11, 2022
It is important to note that Hamid’s Twitter account has been blocked in India.
Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem scripted a few days ago when he won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and as a result brought the country’s first gold medal in the sport at the CWG.
In the CWG final, Nadeem took a 90.18m throw, becoming the first South Asian to break the 90m mark.
Speaking of Neeraj, he had missed the Commonwealth Games after suffering an injury during the World Cup final where he went on to win a silver medal.
Arshad’s coach Syed Hussain Bukhari had previously said he would like to see Neeraj Chopra compete with Arshad in Islamabad or Lahore. He also said that Neeraj looks like their son and that they will shower him with love if he eventually wins.
Bukhari told the Indian Express: “Usually, Arshad also trains at Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad and Lahore, my wish is to see Arshad and Neeraj compete in a packed stadium in Lahore or Islamabad. Neeraj is also like our son.”
“As a Pakistani, I promise you that if Neeraj wins, we will give him the same love that we poured over Milkha Singh Ji when he beat Abdul Khaliq in Lahore in 1960. Athletes share a common love for the sport,” he added ready. .
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