Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri took to Twitter on Thursday to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah for BJP’s landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections. He congratulated using his trademark commentary style with his fav cliché – ‘tracer bullet’.
Every cricket lover knows the trademark lines their favorite commentators use. And just like them, Narendra Modi also seems like a hardcore cricket lover. While Shastri’s message was funny, the reply from the Prime Minister, using cricketing cliches, left the Twitterati in splits.
Have a look at his Tweet:
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 16, 2017
PM Modi used Shastri’s very own cricketing cliches to send the reply. Narendra Modi thanked Ravi Shastri with a tweet Ravi Shastri would recognize anywhere.
Thank you. UP polls did not quite go down to the wire. But, at the end of the day democracy is indeed the real winner! 🙂 https://t.co/suoTqZtXit
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2017
The tweet consisted of the classic Ravi Shastri catch phrases like – “did not go down to the wire.” The analogy drawn by the Prime Minister was from Shastri’s oft-repeated statement, “cricket is the real winner”.
PM Modi’s response quickly became a super hit on Twitter with over 3,500 retweets and more than 7,500 likes. Here are some of the reactions.
haha 👌 epic.
— Ashu😎🚩 (@muglikar_) March 16, 2017
.. Hahaha…!! 👌👌👌
— 🔹Payal🔹 (@payal_choksi) March 16, 2017
*down to the wire* 🙏🏻observation 🙏🏻
— Kaushal Brahmbhatt (@Kaushalbbhatt) March 16, 2017
What a reply! You have lot of smart people in your team 🙂
— rashminp (@rashminp) March 16, 2017
Breaking News: Ravi Shastri to quit commentary after BCCI found a replacement for him. @narendramodi
— Silly Point 🏏 (@FarziCricketer) March 16, 2017
quite happy that you have started replying / commenting on tweets. Loved that reply to @RaviShastriOfc LOL
— Ashok (@nationalizer) March 16, 2017
Chha gaye sir. It was a spinning wicket but your batsmen played very well.
— Atulya Mahajan (@amreekandesi) March 17, 2017
Reply from Amit Shah As Well:
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 16, 2017
Shastri’s ‘Tracer Bullet’ has been so popular that BCCI had started a contest with all current India players trying to imitate their former Team Director taking the ‘Tracer Bullet Challenge’.
This must have been a very satisfying Twitter conversation to read for any cricket fancricket fan! What is your take on this? Do let us know in the comment section below.