Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is the latest to join the list of people who came forward criticizing the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the “boundary rule” which helped England win their first men’s World Cup after a nail-biting contest.
Taking it to social media, the 76-year-old megastar criticized the rule by giving a hilarious and spot-on example:
“You have Rs 2,000, I have Rs 2,000. 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.”
On Sunday, 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.
Bollywood actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal also slammed the sport’s governing body and tweeted: Instead of changing M.S. Dhoni gloves, the stupid ICC should have changed their super over rules.”
Many former cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Brett Lee, Yuvraj Singh, and others have criticized the ICC over the boundary rule.