Ravi Shastri on Thursday congratulated Narendra Modi for BJPâ€™s landslide win in the UP elections in his inimitable style and got an equally witty response from the Prime Minister.
Shastri, whose official twitter handle is @RaviShastriOfc, congratulated the Prime Minister using his favourite cliche â€˜Tracer Bulletâ€™.
â€œCongratulations @BJP4India on the landslide win in UP.Â The pair of PM @narendramodi & @AmitShah went past 300-mark like a #TracerBullet,â€ Shastri wrote on his twitter page tagging official twitter handles of PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
â€” Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 16, 2017
Modiâ€™s response was in typical Shastri style.
â€œThank you. UP polls did not quite go down to the wire. But, at the end of the day democracy is indeed the real winner! :)â€
Thank you. UP polls did not quite go down to the wire. But, at the end of the day democracy is indeed the real winner! :) https://t.co/suoTqZtXitâ€” Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2017
The analogy drawn by the Prime Minister was from Shastriâ€™s oft-repeated statement â€œCricket is the real winnerâ€.
Modiâ€™s response saw over 3000 retweets and more than 6000 likes by late evening.Â Shastriâ€™s â€˜Tracer Bulletâ€™ has been so popular that BCCI had started a contest with all current India players trying to imitate their former Team Director taking the â€˜Tracer Bullet Challengeâ€™.Â