New Delhi. After the 4-0 whitewash, BCCI and Cricket Australia have jointly decided to rename the Border-Gavaskar trophy to Sunny-Lyon trophy. This decision was not taken by the Cricket boards, but by the two legends, Sunil Gavaskar and Alan Border themselves.
Faking News got a chance to interview Sunil Gavaskar, popularly known as Sunny, and Alan Border after the fourth test match of the series. “We had placed a bet before the series started. If India won, Alan would drop his name from the trophy, and if Australia won, I would do the same,” said Sunil Gavaskar.
“Yeah mate! Our names have been featuring in the trophy since quite a long time now, and I thought after England beat India here, it would be a cake walk for Aussies as well, that’s when I agreed on the bet,” said Alan Border. He added, “But, the result was already decided after the third Test Match at Mohali, so I added another condition on the bet.”
When asked what the condition was, Sunny said, “Well, Alan said, that his name would be replaced by any Aussie player, who’d perform the best in the Final test match at Delhi, hence, we had to finalize on the Aussie spinner, Nathan Lyon’s name.”
When asked if the name “Sunny-Lyon” Trophy was deliberately kept to resemble popular Bollywood actress Sunny Leone’s name, both said in unison “Who’s that?”
Our sources from BCCI rather agree on this and told us on condition of anonymity that, “Well, yes! This name was indeed kept to resemble Sunny Leone’s name because this series is usually quite symbolic. Every time, both the teams tour each other’s country, their weakness gets exposed!”
Meanwhile, Alan Border looked quite disappointed after India’s 4-0 win over Australia and said “If Australia had won the series, I would have got even more respect, because the Trophy would then have been named “Sir – Border Trophy.”
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