The 87th Academy Awards are over, capping a night where some of Hollywood’s brightest stars went home with affirmation in the form of little golden statues. In this post, we present to you cricket’s version of the Oscars.
BEST ACTOR (Male)
The Oscar for best actor goes to Rohit Sharma for his phenomenal knock of 264 runs against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens. Rohit became the only batsman in the history of cricket to score 2 double-centuries in ODI cricket. Rohit’s knock was full of drama, action and some high quality batting.
The Oscar for best picture goes to AB de Villiers’ 149 runs in just 44 balls. AB de Villiers aka Mr. 360, broke the record for the fastest ODI century. He broke New Zealand’s Corey Anderson’s record, smashing a ton off just 31 deliveries. It is also the quickest in all List A games.
The Oscar for best director goes to Star Sports.
India started their World Cup 2015 campaign with a win against the arch-rivals Pakistan. Just a few days before the match, Star Sports came up an advertisement which shows a Pakistani fan waiting for his turn to burst a box of crackers since 1992. This advertisement became an instant hit and it was followed by two more ads. The “Mauka Mauka” song is surely one of the most popular songs in India these days.
The Oscar for best dialogues goes to Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar.
Former Pakistani cricketer and a well known Hindi commentator Shoaib Akhtar expressed his anger and frustration after Pakistan’s humiliating defeat against West Indies in their second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Akhtar’s epic rant was full of amazing dialogues.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Former Indian captain and one of the best spinners in the history of game has been inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame. Kumble is one of the leading wicket takers in Test cricket and arguably India’s best Test bowler ever. It is only fair that we give him the Lifetime Achievement Award here.
NOTE: This article is a work of pure fiction.
By Aniket Arora