Cricket Australia consults Amit Shah to avoid Spidercam interference

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


Hours after Indian batsman KL Rahul was dropped by Australian captain Steve Smith, due to distraction caused by the Spidercam, the Australian Cricket Board has gotten in touch with BJP president Amit Shah, for consultation regarding the best positioning of the camera to avoid future distractions to the players.


“The spidercam has been a good attraction in cricket matches to catch nice views of cricketing action from anywhere in the ground. But as we saw yesterday, it looks like it has begun to cause distraction to the players,” CA CEO James Sutherland told The UnReal Times, “The trick is to have the camera record everything wonderfully, with the filmed parties being totally unaware that something like this is happening. We’re told that Amit bhai has some amazing experience in this regard. So we decided to get in touch with him.”


“And we were just blown away, mate! The moment I called, he said ‘Hello James bhai, I knew you’d call! Nice blue shirt, btw. Looks good on you!’ I was just left speechless. Amit bhai rocks, mate!” an awestruck Sutherland added, “That’s when I knew that we’ve got to sign him up as a consultant right away. There are no two ways about it.”


Sutherland added that Australian PM Tony Abbott has promised to get in touch with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to seal the deal. “Oh, that’s no biggie. A promise of an exclusive hour-long photo session with one of our koalas ought to do the trick, mate!” Abbott reportedly told Sutherland.


The news, has, however, not gone down well with the Indian liberal clan, with journalist Rana Ayyub firing away a series of investigative reports to Abbott and Sutherland via email. “My head hangs in shame today! And if you are going to ignore this, A BIG thank you!” Ayyub mentioned.


Meanwhile, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj too, emailed Sutherland, suggesting that he install four Spidercams instead of one.


(Ashwin Kumar is a humorist with where this article was originally published. The UnReal Times is India’s favourite satire, spoof, parody and humour portal)