Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest to join the list of people criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the "boundary rule" which helped England win their first men's World Cup. On Sunday, two dramatic run-outs in the final over of England's innings took the game into a Super Over with the scores tied on 241 after the end of 50 overs against New Zealand at Lord's. However, with the Super Over also ending in a tie, the winner of the showpiece event was decided by the number of boundaries scored.
England scored 26 boundaries in total in the entire duration of the match as compared to 17 by the Black Caps and were thus crowned as champions. Bachchan took to Twitter to mock the ICC rule and said in Hindi: "You have Rs 2,000, I have Rs 2,000. You have one note of 2,000; I have four notes of 500. Who is richer? ICC: The one who has four notes of 500 is richer."
T 3227 - आपके पास 2000 रूपये, मेरे पास भी 2000 रुपये,— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 15, 2019
आपके पास 2000 का एक नोट, मेरे पास 500 के 4 ...
कौन ज्यादा अमीर???
ICC - जिसके पास 500 के 4 नोट वो ज्यादा रईस.. #Iccrules😂😂🤣🤣
Actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal also slammed the sport's governing body and tweeted, “Instead of changing M.S. Dhoni gloves, the stupid ICC should have changed their super over rules." Earlier, many former cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Brett Lee, Yuvraj Singh and others criticised the ICC for the boundary rule.
On the related note, Amitabh Bachchan also shared a picture earlier from the sets of his next film in Lucknow ans wrote, “With @avigowariker and the post pack up shot .. the alter at La Martinere College , Lucknow .. and as always a joy and a pleasure” Check out-
The actor is in Lucknow to shoot for his next film Gulabo Sitabo which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana. Talking about the film, director Shoojit Sircar said earlier, "As soon as I read it, I was extremely excited and shared it with Ronnie, my dear friend and producer and to both Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann at the same time." He added, "But everyone including the duo were so enthusiastic to do this script, that they figured their dates and here we are, planning to release it this year. After 'Piku" and 'Vicky Donor', I had been wanting to work with Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann on an equally quirky script so this fell perfectly in place."
(With IANS inputs)
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