'Better stamina than Hardik Pandya?' - Fans get sarcastic as Jay Shah bowls seven overs in the BCCI AGM game

‘Better stamina than Hardik Pandya?’ – Fans get sarcastic as Jay Shah bowls seven overs in the BCCI AGM game

What caught everybody's attention in the matchwas the performance of the BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly
Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly. (Photo source: Twitter)

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and other officials of the board locked horns with each other in a festival match ahead of BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Mohammed Azharuddin who is the president of Hyderabad Cricket Association was the other Indian player who featured in the match apart from Ganguly.

Despite having two-star players in the opposition, Jay Shah’s team emerged triumphant by a margin of one run. However, what caught everybody’s attention in the match was the performance of the BCCI secretary. He scalped the wicket of  Azharuddin wherein the batter walked back to the hut cheaply. Shah also scored 10 runs with the bat.

What further intrigued the on-lookers is that out of the 15 overs, Shah bowled seven of them. He conceded 58 runs and clinched a total of three wickets in the match. Taking into consideration this scenario, the fans and followers of the game took a slight dig at India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya. They pointed that the BCCI secretary was fitter than Hardik who has rarely taken the charge of the ball lately.

Here are the Tweets that made rounds:

About the match, BCCI President’s XI and Secretary XI were the two teams that were scheduled to battle it out against each other. Ganguly and Jay Shah were the captains of the two teams respectively. It was a 15 over affair wherein the match was played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday, December 3.

With Ganguly renowned as one of the best captains and players to have graced the cricket field, the BCCI President’s XI entered the contest as favorites to win. However, the team lost the match with a mere margin of one run. Though he opened the innings for the team in the majority of his career, this time around Ganguly took the role of finishing the match.

He hit two sixes and four boundaries to play a quickfire knock of 35 runs. Going by the rules of the game, Ganguly had to retire and the team fell just one run short of the target and handed over victory to the opposition.