Ravi Shastri, commissioner of ‘The Hundred’

Recently, Ravi Shastri put a photo on social media which is of Lord’s ground in England and in which Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani and Google’s Sundar Pichai are also seen. The picture coincided with the news of the start of ‘The Hundred’ cricket league in England. It can also be understood from the name that a hundred balls will be bowled in an innings in this league. That is, the team that scores more runs than the other in a hundred balls, it wins. Our IPL, Australia’s Big Bash and Pakistan’s PSL, apart from the West Indies and South Africa and the league going to be held in the UAE, are of twenty overs i.e. 120 balls. Now the number of balls is being reduced to 100. In England itself, a tournament of ten overs i.e. 60 balls is also going on.

Thus the shorter version of cricket is getting smaller. Anyway you will find that these days T20 matches have become an essential part of every international cricket series. Their number is sometimes more than the ODI matches of the series. Overall, now cricket is being run by money and he is doing his arbitrariness.

From this photo shared by Ravi Shastri, it is believed that perhaps Mukesh Ambani and Sundar Pichai would be interested in investing money in the teams of ‘The Hundred’ league. This was meant because Ravi Shastri is the commissioner of this league. He is also the commissioner of the Legends League Cricket whose second season will be dedicated to 75 years of India’s independence. The special thing is that Ravi Shastri, who played for India for the first time in New Zealand in February 1981, has rarely been free or away from cricket since then. After leaving the team, he became a commentator, then became a coach, and if he left the coach, now there are commissioners of two leagues each. There are very few people among cricket players who have shaped their career like Shastri. Even in this matter he left his mentor Sunil Gavaskar behind.

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