"Rohit Sharma was the real winner today and cricket came a close second," he said. A few folks in the audience fainted and few felt like Neetu Singh after Katrina Kaif dropped by, as soon as they heard these words from Shastri's mouth. No one could believe the former Indian cricketer could say that.
"In the world of commentary cliches, Ravi Shastri occupies a whole nation covering an area greater than Brazil. One can actually predict what he is going to say hours before he says it and here we were seeing the dude admit that someone other than cricket actually won as compared to cricket. And this is a big thing," Bored Massomdar, cricket historian and all round loudmouth said.
The markets reacted positively to the statement with the BSE sensex rising by 400 points on Friday morning. The NSE was also up 57 points.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley meanwhile said that the government was working with Ravi Shastri to reduce the number of cliches used by him in a typical commentary session.
Sri Lanka meanwhile promised to arrest at least 40 Indian fishermen in retaliation for Rohit's innings.