Melbourne. Hours after South African captain AB De Villiers ripped up record books by smashing fastest ODI hundred ever, Indian bowlers took a vow to help ace Pakistani cricketer and former record holder Shahid Afridi reclaim the world record.
Citing it as a part of the famed Aman Ki Asha campaign, Indian bowlers have promised Shahid of full cooperation in Pakistan’s opening match against India in upcoming ODI Wolrd Cup on 15th February.
“This will be our bit to normalize our relations with out neighbours and also to ensure that the record stays within the Indian subcontinent,” said Ishant Sharma, who is slated to lead the reception of the onslaught at the hands of Afridi, cometh the D-Day.
“Also I think, after this he should no longer have any complaint about sizes of our hearts,” Sharma added, as he patted Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his last over against Australia yesterday.
However Indian bowlers clarify that allowing Afridi to make fastest hundred doesn’t mean they will let go off the match.
“Even if Shahid Afridi makes 300, I don’t think Pakistan can win a match against us in World Cup. So fans can rest assured, we are not losing that game at all,” said captain Dhoni as he supported his bowler’s endeavor, “We are just giving them some positives to look at in case of a defeat.”
“Also with we being so large hearted, I hope even if our team falters, they will respond to our goodwill gesture by losing the game gracefully,” Dhoni hoped.
Sources however tell Faking News that real reason behind Indian bowlers being hell bent on helping Afridi reclaim the record is something else.
“3 fastest hundred ODI records and none against us. This is an insult to our talent and the way we bowl. We feel we deserve our name against one such record,” an Indian bolwer told Faking News on conditions of anonymity.