The Supreme Court started the new year on a shocking note for cricket fans by announcing the sacking of BCCI chief Anurag Thakur and the organisation’s secretary Ajay Shirke today. As the cricketing organisation failed to implement the Lodha Committee’s reforms, Twitter was rife with opinions on the good, bad, and ugly aspects of the ruling. While many hailed Thakur’s removal, others were irked, but, of course, true to Twitter’s nature, most of the tweets were some nasty jokes at the former BCCI chief’s expense. Perhaps the jibe, “@ianuragthakur clean bowled by @SupremeCourtFan in #cricket clean up. Had the potential for a long innings, but left it wide open for long,” best summed up the general mood of the social network.
Some of the other best one-liners included, “The best swach bharat abhiyan #AnuragThakur,” “#RunOUT #AnuragThakur This is like winning the #WorldCup,” and, “Ye haath humko de de thakur!”#SupremeCourt #anuragthakur #gabbar.”
Want some more laughs? Check out the other hilarious reactions below:
— Arun Ramkumar (@Arun_bohemian) January 2, 2017
RT WithCongress “RT arunmsk: Anurag Thakur sacked as BCCI chief ???? 1 Match Zero Runs Zero Wins “Clean Bowled” #scstumpsanuragthakur“
— Sangma (@naimul_84) January 2, 2017
— United4Congress. (@united4congress) January 2, 2017
can SC also sack @ianuragthakur ‘s boss and save country…
— Suresh INC (@srajendrn) January 2, 2017
Is there any single cricketer welcoming the SC move of removing Anurag Thakur from BCCI chairmanship ? Sab ke sab spineless hain!
— Keshava (@Kumar_Ke5hav) January 2, 2017
— Hitesh Thakkar (@t_hitesh) January 2, 2017
— WIN GALAXY S7 NOW! (@giveawayfoxida) January 2, 2017
supreme Court want to finish every institutions! even comman man says supreme Court has become banana court. … #AnuragThakur
— Sanjaykumar (@Sanjayk56382160) January 2, 2017
“Justice Thakur” Kicked “Anurag Thakur” ????????????????????
ये पोस्ट मुझको दे दे ठाकुर ????????????#SCStumpsAnuragThakur
— Ayush Jain (@Tweetmeatayush) January 2, 2017
What a brilliant start to 2017! The Hon SC SACKS ANURAG Thakur ????????! BCCI TOP BRASS REMOVED #BCCIBouncedOut
— Rohan Mitraa (@rohanmitraa) January 2, 2017
.@ianuragthakur clean bowled by supreme court
— Sujeet Singh (@sujeetkr31) January 2, 2017
Anurag Thakur perjury: Jhooth bole kauwa kaate
— Sunil Arora (@moneybloke) January 2, 2017
— Maanvir Singh Minhas (@MaanvirMinhas) January 2, 2017
Supreme Court gives red card to #AnuragThakur Of BCCI ….all against cricketing norms …!!!
— anuraagtrivedi (@anuraagtrivedi) January 2, 2017
— Public Prosecutor (@PublicProsector) January 2, 2017
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After the Indian Premier League betting controversy, the Supreme Court formed the Lodha Committee in April 2015 to investigate into the workings of the BCCI, including sealing the retirement age of the BCCI members at 70. What followed was a bitter one-year legal tussle between the BCCI and the Supreme Court with the cricketing authority failing to meet the SC’s deadlines and opposing many of the Lodha reforms. At one point even the ICC was dragged in on the grounds that the SC’s actions amounted to government interference. The battle came to an end with the shocking sacking of the two BCCI members. Will the Supreme Court have any more dynamic rulings in regards to the BCCI? We’ll have to wait and see!