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Sir Ravindra Jadeja threatens to give up knighthood after cricket fan nets Rs 52 Lakhs for one catch!
Sir Ravindra Jadeja had threatened to give up his knighthood and go on a dharna in support of the Grade B players © Getty Images

Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction

By Abhijit Banare

If the heartburn over the consecutive losses against New Zealand was not enough, Ishant Sharma has further added salt to the wounds of a few Indian players. Ishant who is very ‘philanthropic’ in donating runs when bowling, saw Corey Anderson clobber him for a six which a cricket fan [Jatinder Singh] among the spectators caught and made himself richer by Rs 52 lakhs.

This act of generosity has not just angered the fans but the Grade B players under the contract of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). Players under this contract receive 50 lakhs after slogging it out for an entire year.  Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay are some of the players in Grade B contract.

“We have been roaming around the world an entire year and then have to deal with Ishant in the team. Things get worse sometimes when even Ashoke Dinda and Ashish Nehra are part of the team. Despite all hurdles we play with a focused mind and just get 50 lakhs, and this chap getting 52 for virtually nothing. This is unfair,” said a player who obviously did not want to be identified.

However, Suresh Raina defended Jatinder securing a bounty for the catch. “I have taken just two catches in this series and get one crore for doing nothing, so there’s no harm if someone gets 52 lakhs for a catch. It almost the same,” said Raina who is under Grade A contract of the BCCI.

“Bloody hell, I sometimes stand at cover and extra-cover and attempt to catch those bullets hit by batsmen and dive around plucking catches from nowhere and I don’t get anything. Instead, I get abused by fans,” grumbled Rohit who rued missing out on earning a few installments during the Indian Premier League for Karbon Kamaal catches.

Some of the players even came up with the idea of wearing the orange shirt and stepping out on field and take one hand catches as well. Tui Beer has welcomed this move as a free branding exercise and ridiculed the Indian brands for shelling out crores on these players.

After witnessing all these drama, the BCCI accepted the demand saying, “India is soon going to be a super powerhouse to rule the entire cricket world and we can’t afford to spoil things. We’ll pay additional fees to these players during IPL auctions.

However, sources within the team say that the board would not have relented if a certain player named Sir Ravindra Jadeja had not threatened to give up his knighthood and go on a dharna in support of the disgruntled lot. ‘Sir’, as he is referred by N Srinivasan, is also part of the Grade B contract.

Sir threatened to cut down the salaries of the board members and warned he won’t even play the IPL. For once, Srinivasan got scared of someone and ordered the treasurer to release more funds for these unhappy players.

(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on Twitter and blog)

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