Breaking: BCCI rejects Makhaya Ntini’s application for Team India’s coaching role

Makhaya Ntini is one sad man. As Zimbabwe’s interim coach, Ntini expressed displeasure when India sent a second string side to Zimbabwe for an One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series. A few days later, with Zimbabwe humiliated 3-0 in a boring one-sided affair at home; Ntini now has no place to go. Optimistic as ever, Ntini, who shares a good rapport with the Indian captain MS Dhoni, now applied for the role of India’s head coach. Also Read: MS Dhoni gifts autographed bat to ex-CSK mate Makhaya Ntini

Yes, BCCI’s secretary Ajay Shirke later on Wednesday confirmed that the board received an application from Ntini. “Me and Anurag [Thakur] saw the application. We then called up Sourav [Ganguly] and shared this information with him. After a pause, we all had a hearty laugh. Of course, we rejected him right away. But we do applaud his guts,” said Shirke to our reporter.

Angry tomato farmers

Dejected, South Africa decided to stay back with Zimbabwe, but here too he faced the wrath of local tomato farmers. Zimbabwean public are upset. The national team have let them down and making it worse, their pleas were not answered, as players were not arrested.

Now, Ntini’s “hanging in tomato” comment has scared the farmers. Tendai Madziva (not to be confused with the cricketer), a tomato farmer from suburbs of Harare, told the website, “Have you seen a tomato tree? If a fat man like him tries to hang himself in a tomato tree here, he will end up breaking many of them. We are a poor country. Cannot afford that! Ntini should go back to South Africa and try the same.”

It is a tricky situation for a cricketer who has seen many glories with the South African side. Let us hope all goes well for him.

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