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Kejriwal ji, kya AAP India ke liye World Cup khelenge?

Jaspreet Sahni | | Updated: October 7, 2015, 2:40 PM IST

India play Pakistan on February 15. Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's Chief Minister on February 14. The ceremony will take a couple of hours. From there, he can drive straight to the airport. The luggage can be dropped at the check-in point. Mr Kejriwal is Delhi's new CM. BCCI can declare Ravindra Jadeja unfit. ICC can then approve Mr Kejriwal as replacement. After all he has done an AB de Villiers in Delhi.

If 100 off 31 balls was unheard of, winning 67 of the 70 seats in Assembly Elections is also a world record of sorts. If De Villiers hit the fastest 100 and 50 in ODIs, Mr Kejriwal took BJP and Congress by the scuff of their neck to beat them left, right and centre.

AK (read Arvind Kejriwal) was in top form all through. Right from the point he hit battleground Delhi, opposition tried everything - trying to stump him with some false allegations and lure him into playing a wrong stroke after an odd sledge. But AK displayed Dravid-like patience, without letting anything loose go unpunished - just like Tendulkar.

When it came to captaincy, AK led by example - winning the match for the New Delhi seat by 32000 runs (read votes). And it rubbed onto other players in the AAP team. 50 of them won by a margin of more than 20,000, including 15 who sweeped their opponents by over 40,000 votes.

It was a Tsunami, like De Villiers hitting the Caribbean sea shores taking out everything that crossed his path. AK's win indeed reminded of AB.

Cut to World Cup. That's the next thing India is worried about. And 'worried' is the right word when you are the defending champions but haven't won a match in over two months - sans beating a harmless Afghanistan, that too in a warm-up fixture.

Nothing's working in Australia for India, but everthing's going to script here in Delhi. Dhoni is struggling for ideas, Kejriwal is overflowing with it - scripting a victory reminding of India's World Cup win at home in 2011.

What AK has done is by no means a small thing. For a two-year-old party to beat, or better said, hammer seasoned heavyweights like BJP and Congress (who scored a duck) is no mean feat.

In short, Mr Kejriwal is a man in form. As Mr Sunil Gavaskar would say, AK is seeing the ball as big as a football.

In that case, sir, kya AAP India ke liye World Cup khelenge? (will you play the World Cup for India).
First Published: February 10, 2015, 7:08 PM IST

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