Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for BJP’s landslide win in the UP elections in his inimitable style and got an equally witty response from the Prime Minister.
Shastri, whose official twitter handle is @RaviShastriOfc, congratulated the Prime Minister using his favourite cliche ‘Tracer Bullet’.
“Congratulations @BJP4India on the landslide win in UP. The pair of PM @narendramodi & @AmitShah went past 300-mark like a #TracerBullet,” Shastri wrote on his twitter page tagging official twitter handles of PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 16, 2017
Modi’s response was in typical Shastri style.
“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
The analogy drawn by the Prime Minister was from Shastri’s oft-repeated statement “Cricket is the real winner”.
Modi’s response saw over 7000 retweets and more than 17000 likes by late evening.
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’.
Shah too was not to be left behind and he came up with his own witty response using cricketing analogy.
He wrote, “Thank you
@RaviShastriOfc. Team BJP piled up 300+ on the back of many singles that our karyakartas and Modi government took along the way.”
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 16, 2017
(With PTI inputs)