When Barack Obama was floored by ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja’s awesomeness!
President Barack Obama lauded ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja’s awesomeness by texting: “A mere click for Sir Jadeja, but a giant leap for mankind! This is up there with the moon landing. Sir has once again shown that yes we can by pushing the envelope of human achievement.”

By UnReal Mama

Please note this is a humour article – work of pure fiction  
Sir Ravindra Jadeja’s greatness has reached stratospheric levels! In yet another display of brazen awesomeness that even Internet memes failed to anticipate and will find hard to exceed, easily eclipsing his past real and imaginary feats, the Saurashtrian all-rounder booked not one but 11 Tatkal tickets on the dreaded IRCTC [Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation]  server for the entire CSK team!

The feat has left even skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stunned. “Well, of course, what he did was awesome,” recalled Dhoni. “I had casually expressed a desire to travel by train to Pune for the Chennai Super Kings-Pune Warriors match, sick as I was with frequent air-travel.  Sir [Jadeja] said he’ll see what he can do, but frankly I wasn’t expecting him to be able to book tickets through IRCTC. Just as I was packing my suitcase to catch the next flight, he strolled into my room and nonchalantly said that he had done the needful. Now I am known to keep my emotions under control, but this was just too much for me! I began to scream hysterically, delirious with joy.”

Soon the news spread like wildfire with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, N Srinivasan, being one of the first to congratulated Jadeja, followed by Railways Minister Pawan Bansal.

World leaders, including President Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jin Ping, also conveyed their heartiest congratulations with Obama texting this message: “A mere click for Sir Jadeja, but a giant leap for mankind! This is up there with the moon landing. Sir has once again shown that yes we can by pushing the envelope of human achievement.”

Jadeja downplayed the incident with characteristic false modesty. “I don’t think what I did was a miracle or that I’m a great man. I just try to deliver for my team,” he said.

Recalling the incident, Jadeja said, “Well, I logged on to the server and said I wanted to book 11 tickets on the fly. For a few moments, there was no response and I was about to give up when this message flashed across my screen:

’11 tickets on IRCTC server, uh?  Still ROFLing. Dude, who do you think you are? God?’
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I nonchalantly typed: ‘No, I am Sir Ravindra Jadeja.’

“Within nano-seconds, the IRCTC server rebooted and booked not 11 tickets but 11 compartments of the Chennai Egmore-Dadar Express along with the message. ‘So sorry, Sir. Didn’t realise it was you. We apologise for the minor delay. Is there anything else we can do?’ “

When Sir Jadeja said that would be all and logged out of the ticket booking site, the server immediately crashed and remained non-functional for the rest of the day.

(Originally published in www.theunrealtimes.com, “Unreal Mama” is the pen name of CS Krishna & Karthik Laxman, founding editors of the site which is India’s favourite satire, spoof, parody and humour portal. This post was first published on UnReal Times on April 15, 2013)