Rahul Gandhi invites Shahid Afridi to join Youth Congress

“Yet another day, yet another duck.” I have now lost count of how many times I have written/said/ heard this line used for Shahid Afridi. Ever since his debut in 1996 at the tender age of 16, ‘Lala’ as he is called by his fans (yes, there still are loyal Shahid Afridi fans in Pakistan!), has been setting newer benchmarks for consistency with his batting, failing regularly with the bat when his team most needs him to fire. Wednesday was no different. The game was set for an Afridi cameo, three overs of Pakistani batting to go and Afridi managed a two ball-duck. Once again, he hit one up in the air to get caught. Yawn! Even describing his monotonous dismissals have become boring.

Interestingly, on the same day, another man known for his consistent failures was unusually impressive in his clich d yet scathing attack on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament. Yes, the man in context is Rahul Gandhi.

After finishing a good day at the Parliament(a rarity!), RaGa settled for a game of cricket and watched the Asia cup encounter between Pakistan and Bangladesh and was seen shedding tears seeing yet another failure by his favourite childhood batsman. RaGa said, ”Shahid Afridi and I are similar in so many aspects. Both of us are amongst the most famous youths across the border and both of us get trolled maximum on social media. I have deep respect and sympathy for Shahid. In fact, I have even offered him the post of minority youth leader in Congress Youth Wing and he has agreed that after his 17th and final retirement after his 17th birthday. He will join us and we are so much excited to have him!”

The writer has learnt that not just Rahul Gandhi, even a section of JNU students were ecstatic with this news and started sloganeering, ”Kitne Shahid ka mazaak udaoge, ghar ghar se Shahid niklenge!”

The prospect of seeing more Shahid Afridi coming from every home has sent former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad to depression. Miandad had earlier criticised the Pakistan T20 captain.

Had Afridi scored a few more then Pakistan might have won. Pakistan lost and crashed out of Asia Cup T20. He was unavailable for any comments. His manager informed that Afridi now will only talk to media after his final retirement. We hope that does not happen before RaGa retires from politics.

Please note this is a humour article work of pure fiction

[Devashish Palkar, an MBBS student, A sports afficionado, news addict and a patient of OCSD ( Obsessive Compulsive Satirical Disorder)].