Narendra Modi: Prime Minister of India, Star Wars fan and now cricket commentator.
When Ravi Shastri tweeted to the PM congratulating him on BJP’s landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections, one must not have expected to see an epic reply from the man holding the highest office in the country.
But as we already know, PM Modi’s pop-culture game is usually on point – on stage or on Twitter. Remember him saying “may the force be with you” when he was in America?
Well, this time he made another popular reference when Shastri used his own cliche to congratulate him.
Congratulations @BJP4India on the landslide win in UP. The pair of PM @narendramodi & @AmitShah went past 300-mark like a #TracerBullet— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 16, 2017
To which Modi replied…
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/suoTqZtXit— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2017
In case you’re not a cricket fan – Modi was pulling Shastri’s leg for the former cricketer’s commonly used cliche – “cricket is the real winner.”
BJP president Amit Shah also tried his hand at sending a witty reply, but he miserably failed.
Thank you @RaviShastriOfc. Team BJP piled up 300+ on the back of many singles that our karyakartas and Modi government took along the way. https://t.co/MiffG9BRuB— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 16, 2017
At the end of the day, Twitter is the real winner.