Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri took social media to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for the party’s landslide victory in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh elections.
The cricketer, now a commentator, wrote the congratulatory message in his inimitable style, using one of his favourite phrases 'like a tracer bullet'. While Shastri's message was funny, the reply from the Prime Minister, using cricketing clichés was amazing.
Shastri, whose official Twitter handle is RaviShastriOfc, congratulated the Prime Minister, by writing: "Congratulations BJP4India on the landslide win in UP. The pair of PM narendramodi & AmitShah went past 300-mark like a #TracerBullet."
PM Modi used Shastri's very own cricketing cliches to send the reply.
"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! :)"
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
Shastri's 'tracer bullet' has been so popular that BCCI started a contest with all current India players trying to imitate their former Team Director taking the 'Tracer Bullet Challenge'.
Even BJP chief Amit Shah, gave him a reply in cricketing style.