Exclusive: Virender Sehwag clarifies his tweet was not meant for Gurmehar Kaur

first_imgVirender Sehwag, who was accused of bullying Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, said his tweet wasn’t intended for the 20-year-old.Sehwag, the only Indian to slam two triple hundreds in Test cricket, told India Today that the TWEET, which turned out to be rather controversial, was a sudden idea and it was not intended to hurt anyone. (Also read: Virender Sehwag, Randeep Hooda accused of bullying Kargil martyr’s daughter who spoke against ABVP)”My tweet wasn’t intended for Gurmehar. It was plain fun but people construed the other way,” he told India Today.Gurmehar, a student of the Lady Sri Ram College, stirred up a storm when her Facebook post on February 22 went viral.Gurmehar’s post received mixed reactions but Sehwag’s tweet drew widespread condemnation with some senior journalists accusing him of bullying a young student.Sehwag, known for his wit and candour on social media, tweeted this to express his difference with Gurmehar.Bat me hai Dum !#BharatJaisiJagahNahi pic.twitter.com/BNaO1LBHLH Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 26, 2017Actor Randeep Hooda retweeted it and also faced some backlash. However, he later clarfied that he was only laughing at a joke Sehwag had cracked but he condemned the alleged rape threats made to the 20-year-old student.Gurmehar posted her opinion on Facebook after Ramjas College at Delhi University was rocked by violence following clashed between two students’ political organisations.Meanwhile, the Phogat sisters also reacted to the raging controversy. Babit said she did not like that Gurmehar had actually said her father was not killed by Pakistan.advertisement”I didn’t like the fact that she said her father was not killed by Pakistan. That is anti-national. Where are the terrorists coming from? They came from Pakistan and that is why her father was martyred. But I condemn the threates issued to her,” she told India Today.last_img

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