Dubai, UAE. As IPL enters into its last phase of UAE leg, with teams readying themselves to move back to India, Dawood and Co. have threatened to stage dharna across UAE if the government doesn’t strop the IPL from moving out.
Dawood, who is a hardcore cricket lover and had come to UAE with his entourage hoping to have a nice time here, became agitated when he realized IPL would soon be moved out and he wouldn’t be able to watch proceedings live.
The Mumbai 1993 bomb blast accused, who was already upset with the fact that no international matches were staged back in Pakistan, was really excited about IPL taking place in UAE, where he enjoys a similar status. But his excitement was short-lived.
“Despite no restrictions at all here in UAE, Dawood bhai behaved decently and watched the matches only through binoculars from his hotel room next to stadiums. Whenever he felt too tempted, he would dress up as zoo zoo and enter the stadium,” disclosed his aide.
“But this is just too much for him to take. He is upset with UAE government for not doing enough and failing to ensure a full length IPL in the country, despite him not embarrassing them,” he further gave logic behind Dawood’s decision.
Dawood and his aides will now sit in streets of Dubai outside Burj Khalifa to begin with.
Many are surprised with change in modus operandi of Dawood, where he gets his demands met through a simple phone call than a complicated dharna. Some claim that Dawood might be looking for an image makeover.
“With secularism trumping everything back in India, bhai is thinking of a bigger role in Indian politics,” claimed Chhota Shakeel, “If his first dharna results in success, he could make a debut in Indian politics.”
Latest reports say that Dawood could taste success thanks to BCCI.
“We are moved by so much love and passion for the game shown by some people sitting on dharna here, and may considering staying back,” revealed BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel, rubbishing speculations that it was done as BCCI feared that they won’t get these many people in stadiums back in India.