New Delhi/Mumbai. After a partially successful protest against the Delhi police that led to a mid-season vacation for two police officers, Kejriwal declared that he and his party would stage protest in Mumbai in front of the BCCI headquarters. This protest is aimed to bring the cricketer Ishant Sharma, who is a resident of Delhi and represents Delhi in the domestic circuit, under the control of Delhi government.
In a press conference, Kejriwal said, ” The aam aadmi, the cricket lover has been sick of Ishant Sharma. We are here to change that. Ishant Sharma should be brought under Delhi government and his inclusion in the team should be decided by the people of Delhi.” Justifying this action to fit in with the party’s vision, he added, “The love for cricket is a constitutional duty of every Indian and the aam aadmi should have a say in the selection process. We would involve people in the team selection through mohalla sabhas leading to true Swaraj.”
On being asked what prompted him to take such an unprecedented step, he said that his sports minister had long been receiving complaints against the poor performance of Ishant Sharma. The sports minister (who even Google doesn’t know) told our reporter, “For the last five years, Ishant has not performed and there has been no action taken against him. He is taken to all the countries that Indian team tours. There is definitely something fishy in the functioning of the BCCI selection committee.”
The matter reached new heights when the minister was called by some cricket fans to watch a cricket match against new Zealand on their TV. Later on he was also shown the highlights of the past series against Australia as evidence. Following up, the minister raided Ishant’s residence in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday where he found Ishant playing Farmville instead of being out training and practicing. Appalled at this, the minister called a Delhi based team selector and asked him to take action against Ishant which he refused. AAP then decided to go ahead with the protest at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
Arvind Kejriwal was quick to politicize the issue and said, “There is a milibhagat going on. We all know that Farmville is all what Rahul Gandhi and his ‘farmer’ brother-in-law do and its natural for him and his party to defend the others involved in the same. We have to break this nexus.”
It is reported that Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir are soon going to join the AAP. Although they have denied having any agenda behind this, sources say that they might be planning a protest and a ‘coup’ with AAP against Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan who have recently hit their true form again after a few glitches in the home series against Australia.