After 10 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), one thing is certain that India is no longer a foreign land for international cricketers. New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor proved the point right on Sunday night when he was caught chatting with Virender Sehwag in Hindi.

It was former India opener Sehwag, who started the trend, calling Taylor ‘Darji’ on social media.

“Well played @RossLTaylor Darji ji (tailor). Great effort after handling the pressure of Diwali orders. #indvsnz,” Sehwag tweeted on Sunday.


Taylor scored a 95-run knock to help New Zealand beat India by six wickets in the first ODI in Mumbai.

The New Zealander decided to give Sehwag a sweet reply in his native language Hindi. “Thanks @virendersehwag bhai agli Baar Apna order time pe Bhej dena so Mai Apko agli Diwali ke pehle deliver kardunga ….happy Diwali (Next time, please give your order on time so I’ll deliver well before the next Diwali).”


The conversation didn’t end here and Sehwag said: “Hahaha Masterji, is saal waali patloon hi ek bilaang choti karke dena next diwali pe. Ross the Boss, most sporting. (Sir, alter and sent this year’s pant on next diwali)”

On this, Taylor asked Sehwag if his tailor hasn’t done his work up to the mark this diwali? “Has your Darji not done a good job this Diwali?”

Sehwag, on reply, hailed Taylor’s high standards of stitching a partnership stand. “No one can match up to your high standards of stitching Darji ji , whether it is a pant or a partnership @RossLTaylor,” he said.

With the Man of The Match Tom Latham (103*), Taylor established a 200-run partnership stand for the fourth-wicket.