Former Cricketer and two-time BJP MP Chetan Chauhan was recently appointed as the chairman of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
India’s former opening batsman was honored to get the post and didn’t forget to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for the opportunity.
While the 68-year-old was more than pleased to get the great opportunity, many questioned the fact that how could a person who has so much on his plate take on one more responsibility and that too of an educational institute not related to his career.
It must be noted Chauhan already is the vice-president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), is a senior BCCI official and runs a cricket academy besides owning a newsprint business.
But when questioned, Chauhan quickly brushed them off saying that he will “have time for all his roles”.
Chauhan, soon after his appointment, said:
That might be true for a man who has played 40 Tests and got 11,000-plus first-class runs under his belt, but when it comes to Twitteraties, they just can’t stop laughing at the news.
Ex-Cricketer Chetan Chauhan is Chief of NIFT.
Love his fashion.
Here he is in Shikari Shambhu’s new Fall collection. pic.twitter.com/PLzBo0i9n2
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) June 18, 2016
— Rajeshwari Kalyanam (@Raj_Kalyanam) June 18, 2016
— ArtMeraki (@NathaniPuja) June 18, 2016
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 18, 2016
Chetan Chauhan is now heading #NIFT… He is changing his name to Che-Taune Shau-Haune! Got be cool ya know!
— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) June 18, 2016
There’s some good in everything. Imagine for a moment if Pankaj Nihalani had become Chairman of NIFT.
— Ashok Lalla (@ashoklalla) June 18, 2016
MSG should be made the Joint Head of NIFT + CBFC + FTII ,all problems solved @coolfunnytshirt
— Samyuktha Joshi (@Nifty8020Mode) June 18, 2016
Chetan Chauhan boss of NIFT is like Government telling Katrina Kaif to define country’s GDP 😈🙈😕😈#NIFT
— Qayed (@Qayed) June 18, 2016
After Gajendra chauhan for FTII, Chetan Chauhan for NIFT, abt time we made Annu Kapoor the head of ISRO. #IssLaunchPeKuchNahiBolneKa
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 18, 2016
Was surprised that #NIFT new head wasn’t baba ramdev. His trans gender fashion sense in Ramlila Maidan was path breaking TBH
— Surbhi Sondhi (@RisingSurbhi) June 18, 2016
I would have picked Navjot Singh Sidhu for #NIFT. So much fancy turban-matching…
— ranjona banerji (@ranjona) June 18, 2016