Virender Sehwag is going to come out of retirement to replace Aaron Finch in KXIP’s IPL opener, that is what the KXIP Twitter handle indicated on April 1…and all news-hungry journalists fell for it, knowing very well that it was #AprilFoolsDay. Going by the statement released by KXIP CEO, it felt Virender Sehwag in all likelihood would feature against Delhi Daredevils in KXIP’s tournament opener. It would have been a treat for Virender Sehwag fans who absolutely love him.
Sehwag, who is also quirky and witty on Twitter, could be behind hatching this April Fool’s Day prank. The ever-so-witty Sehwag confirmed it via a video posted on KXIP’s official page.
All along we knew it was a prank, but still, we fell for it. Sehwag cleared the air over the mystery in a video, in which he admitted it being an April Fool’s Day prank. Here is the video…
Sehwag has been a part of the KXIP franchise and was very much a part of the team at the auction table. In all probability, he will play the role of a mentor in the KXIP scheme of things.
KXIP featured in the finals only once in IPL 2014 when they played against KKR. However, the franchise has never won an IPL title and they would desperately be hoping for a change of fortunes with a new team in place. That happens or not, only time will answer that.