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Bollywood’s veteran star Amitabh Bachchan has criticized ‘boundary rule’ of the cricket governing body – the International Cricket Council (ICC) – that gave England victory over New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 final.
England have bagged their maiden World Cup trophy after the heart-racing final against New Zealand, but many fans have objected to the ‘unfair’ ICC rules that gave the hosts an advantage.
Bollywood megastar is the latest to join the list of people criticizing ICC for the “boundary rule” which helped England win their first World Cup. Bachchan is among those who were irked by the baffling boundary rules.
In a twitter post, Bachchan mocked the rule by giving a hilarious and spot-on example: “You have Rs2,000, I have Rs2,000. You have one note of 2,000; I have four notes of 500. Who is richer? ICC: The one who has four notes of 500 is richer.”
T 3227 – आपके पास 2000 रूपये, मेरे पास भी 2000 रुपये,
आपके पास 2000 का एक नोट, मेरे पास 500 के 4 …
कौन ज्यादा अमीर???
ICC – जिसके पास 500 के 4 नोट वो ज्यादा रईस.. #Iccrules😂😂🤣🤣
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 15, 2019
He also retweeted a photo in which the England captain is holding the ICC trophy while the New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson is holding a much bigger trophy with a heart placed inside the trophy instead of the cricket ball.
The pic shows the emotions of the world. pic.twitter.com/LKgu4SrTyI
— Jasmine Jani ❤️EF (@JaniJasmine) July 15, 2019
On June 14, two dramatic run-outs in the final over of England’s innings took the game into a Super Over with the scores tied on 241 after the end of 50 overs against New Zealand at Lord’s. However, with the Super Over also ending in a tie, the winner of the showpiece event was decided by the number of boundaries scored.
Earlier, many other former cricketers criticized the ICC for the boundary rule.
Congratulations to England!
Commiserations New Zealand.
I’ve got to say that it’s a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 14, 2019