We hate it when a cricket match is fixed. But this ‘fixed’ match will make you laugh your guts out. A ‘great’ match was played between the IAS XI and the CM’s XI in Uttar Pradesh this past Sunday.
And no prizes for guessing who the Man of the Match was.
The friendly T20 match was played on Lucknow’s La Martiniere pitch on Sunday.
There is no need to describe how badly the IAS officers played, but just to keep you informed they played like the women’s cricket team of Mongolia against Australian men’s cricket team.
The toss was won by the CM XI. The side made a modest 126 runs in 20 overs thanks to a blistering knock by the CM himself, who hit 65 runs, including 11 boundaries and a six.
And do you know how the IAS officer who took the CM’s wicket reacted? As if he had just lost his job.
Even the chase was spectacular. Can any team fail to get 3 runs in 12 balls? Yes, if it is the IAS XI, and that is what they did.
This is the fourth straight time the IAS officers have lost the match to the CM XI. It is also Akhilesh’s fourth straight MoM trophy.