Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has clarified that he has no interest in joining politics or contesting in the upcoming elections for Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Haryana. Several fake reports had surfaced the internet which suggested that Sehwag will be participating in the elections. However, the iconic batsman took to social media to shun the reports as rumours.Also Read - ENG vs IND 2021: Ajinkya Rahane Names Bowler Who Can Fill-up For Hardik Pandya's Absence, Respects Ben Stokes Decision to Take a Break
Clarifying his stance, Sehwag tweeted, “Some things never change, like this Rumour. Same in 2014, and no innovation even in Rumour in 2019. Not interested then, not interested now. #BaatKhatam #5YearChallenge” while sharing screenshots of the reports. Also Read - IPL 2021 | England Players to Get Green-Light For Participation as Bangladesh Series Postponed: Reports
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The screenshots were two twitter posts of the fake reports from 2014 and 2019 which was edited to say “Rumour in 2014” and “Rumour in 2019″. The report said that Sehwag would be contesting election from Rohtak with a BJP seat.
‘Viru’ reacted to the fake reports in the most comical fashion, questioning the creativity of the publisher. “No innovation even in rumour in 2019” which was used in his caption was aimed as a subtle dig at the fake publishers. Sehwag is known for his quirky remarks and wits on his social media. He has a large share of followers and never fails to keep them entertained.
This is not the first time Sehwag has been subject to fake reports from political parties. Earlier in 2018, when the former cricketer was in Dubai for the T10 league an advertisement was published in a local newspaper at Asind, Rajasthan sponsored by the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party claims that the former Indian cricketer will address the gathering of the event.
The fake news had Sehwag fuming and he again took to social media to clarify the matter and he blasted the party for trying to deceive people and called it a “shameless campaign.” He also questioned the credibility of the party by stating how they will fool people if they were to come to power.