A file photo Virender Sehwag. Photograph:( Twitter )
Virender Sehwag, the head coach of Kings XI Punjab pranked the fans and followers by announcing his comeback in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. On April 1, the official handle of Kings XI Punjab tweeted, "BREAKING NEWS: You're in for a real treat. @virendersehwag will take the field in Vivo @IPL once again, replacing @AaronFinch5 for the season opener. It's deja vu all over again."
As per rumors, the retired Indian Opener was supposed to open the Punjab innings against Delhi Daredevils in the absence of Aaron Finch.
See the tweet here:
BREAKING NEWS:— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 1, 2018
You're in for a real treat. @virendersehwag will take the field in Vivo @IPL once again, replacing @AaronFinch5 for the season opener. It's deja vu all over again ?#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIP #VIVOIPL https://t.co/0fKHF24Tuv
In a Twitter live session, Sehwag revealed about his 1st April's prank:
Watch his reaction here:
Lol! A perfect prank by @virendersehwag ? #AprilFoolsDay #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIP #KingsXIPunjab #VivoIPL— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 1, 2018
Keep supporting the Kings at the #ISBindraStadium & book your tickets ➡ https://t.co/hMidVMPMwg pic.twitter.com/RhKxW9BRY5
It was definitely appearing as a prank as a player, who is not registered cannot play in the IPL. April 1 is known as April Fool’s Day and Twitter 'devta' who is known for his witty tweets prepared the best prank for his fans.
The tweet mentioned about "treat" for the fans but it later came out as trick, Viru himself overturned the announcement and said, "Guys I hope you enjoyed my batting, that was the perfect April fool."
Sehwag was last seen batting at the recent Ice Cricket matches in St Moritz. He scored 62 off 31 in the first match and 46 off 22 balls in the second match there.