Former left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan, who turned 41 on Monday, was flooded with wishes on Twitter.
New Delhi: Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya faced backlash from the cricket fans after he tweeted a video of him smashing former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan for a six in a match, on the latter's birthday. However, Khan came up with a witty response to Pandya's tweet.
Former left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan, who turned 41 on Monday, was flooded with wishes on Twitter from his former teammates and current Indian players, including Pandya's wish, which didn't go down too well with cricket fans.
"Happy birthday Zak ... Hope you smash it out of the park like I did here Zaheer Khan," Pandya tweeted along with a video of him smashing Zaheer for a six during a match.
Pandya's birthday wishes left fans fuming who slammed the 'Indian all-rounder' with brassy replies on his video.
A large number of netizens found Pandya's wish 'disrespectful' and 'embarrassing.'
Kabhi kabhi lagta hai Karan Johar ne tere saath theek hi kiya tha 😂— IRONY MAN (@karanku100) October 7, 2019
भाई पंड्या रिस्पेक्ट देना सिख ले तेरे जैसे डंडे की तरह दिखने वालो के कितने डंडे उड़ाए है ज़हिर खान ने।— बेबाक़ आवाज़ ( Parody ) (@BebakAawaj) October 8, 2019
ye video dekhle ek bar...Phir dobara wish karna pic.twitter.com/flSX14ZSfN— Anant Choudhary (@Choudharydws) October 7, 2019
This is what happens when someone get fame and money so easily. Akad aur ghamand dekho jara. You have everything except manners and ethics. Kisi ne sach kaha h, paisa tameez nahi sikha sakta, wo in born quality hoti h aur no doubt you lack it.— Aparna 💃 (@AppeFizzz) October 7, 2019
Naam aa gaya, paisa aa gaya lekin tameez nahi aayi.— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) October 7, 2019
However, Khan came up with a humorously witty reply to Pandya's wish and tweeted: "Hahahaha....thank you for the wishes Hardik Pandya my batting skills can never be as good as yours but the birthday was as good as the next delivery you faced from me in this match," replied Khan with a wink emoticon.
Hahahaha....thank you for the wishes @hardikpandya7 my batting skills can never be as good as yours but the birthday was as good as the next delivery you faced from me in this match 😉 https://t.co/anhQdrUBN7— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) October 8, 2019
The Indian pacer, Khan played 92 Tests and 200 One Day Internationals for India.
Pandya recently underwent a lower-back surgery in London, after he had complained of back pain after India's final T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru on September 22.