Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab pranked their fans with the help of Virender Sehwag on April Fool's Day. On Sunday morning, the KXIP website posted a story which delighted their fans and it was about the return of Sehwag in IPL.
KXIP announced on Sunday that the former India cricketer will be back in action replacing Aaron Finch in the Punjab squad.
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
However, some fans had the April Fool's Day in their mind and managed to crack the prank. While others were convinced after Yuvraj Singh too joined the fun and tweeted that Sehwag is gearing up for their first IPL 2018 match against Delhi Daredevils at Mohali on April 8.
Yes @virendersehwag has been working very hard in the nets looking forward to see him play again ????????— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 1, 2018
Sehwag later posted a video thanking fans and confessing it was a prank.
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