India lost a cricket series 4-0 to New Zealand- a news event that largely went by unnoticed because of Rahul Gandhi’s extraordinary display of ineptitude in his interview with Arnab Goswami on Times Now. This fact was not lost on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian cricket team captain, who thanked Rahul Gandhi publicly for giving him much needed breathing space.
“What an amazing interview,” Dhoni said. “It lifted up our spirits when we saw it on Youtube after losing the series. In fact, Sir Ravindra Jadeja was actually rolling on the floor, laughing. More importantly, it seems to have taken the media glare off us.”
“I remember the last time we lost a series, there were all these News Hour type debates where all kinds of ex-cricketers made comments about our bowling, fielding, batting, eating, drinking, breathing, etc.,” the Indian captain continued. “But this series loss passed by so peacefully. I think I am going to vote for Congress in the next elections. Ek interview se yeh haal hai to socho Prime Minister ban gaya to har roz itna drama hoga.”
“We can then comfortably keep on losing matches,” Dhoni added.