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Virender Sehwag puts Piers Morgan in his place like only Viru paaji can

Joy Tirkey | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

British scribe Piers Morgan's tweets on India's Olympic victory celebrations have caused quite the stir on the microblogging platform. After author Chetan Bhagat and spinner Shane Warne, Morgan has also drawn the ire of cricketing legend Virender Sehwag.

The former cricketer, who has gained quite the reputation for being one of the wittiest Indian celebrities on Twitter, had much to say to Morgan's sarcastic tweet.

On 24 August, Morgan slammed India's joy at the return of Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik.

Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth blasted the British journalist, only to be mocked by him.

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While both Bhagat and Seth were left at a loss for words, Sehwag, or Viru paaji as he is fondly known, stepped up to respond to Morgan.

His tweet went viral, garnering over 5,000 retweets in under two hours. What followed was a series of tweets between the two, with both refusing to back down.

Morgan then defended his tweets, claiming they were intended to push India into bagging more medals at Tokyo 2020.

Morgan should have known better than to mess with Sehwag, who has won over Twitter India with his funny tweets. From trolling his counterparts to commenting on cricketing statistics, Sehwag's unique take issues have made him the darling of social media users in India.

Here's a look at some of Viru paaji's best moments on Twitter so far:

He also slammed columnist Shobha De with a well-timed tweet in response to her remark on Indian athletes wasting tax payers' money at the Olympics.

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His time on the cricket field may be up, but Sehwag is still hitting fours and sixes on the Twitter grounds.

First published: 25 August 2016, 11:15 IST