Fans have seen Virender Sehwag pull off many Bollywood references, including the 1975 classic Sholay, in his tweets. But this time the former Indian cricketer has taken his reference game a notch higher given that India are hosting England for a Test series.
To send a message across to the England team and fans, particularly those who have been critical of the Chepauk wicket for the ongoing second Test in Chennai, Sehwag had used a reference from the English movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
This movie features Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the King of Asgard, and Cate Blanchett as Hela, the goddess of death. Sehwag has used a very famous portion of the 2017 film wherein Thor, the protagonist, meets Hela. In this scene, Hela gets hold of Thor’s most trusted weapon ‘Mjolnir’ that only responds to his powers.
But much to his surprise, as Thor says ‘It's not possible!’, Hela attracts the hammer to her clasp and says ‘Darling you have no idea what's possible’. Sehwag has, in fact, posted a picture of Hela with the dialogue below and morphed Ravichandran Ashwin’s face on the goddess of death’s.
They - Pitch is naat good for batting,nno way can bat on thees.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 15, 2021
Teaching the visitors a lesson on how to bat and bowl on this pitch, Ravichandran Ashwin has emerged as the hero for India in the second Test. Not only did Ashwin bag a 5-wicket haul in England’s first innings, he produced a brilliant 106 for India on day three proving that the pitch is good enough to bat on and silencing many critics.