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PM Modi draws cricket analogy to describe strong ties between India and Australia

AFTER HOLDING BILATERAL talks with Australia Prime Ministers Malcolm Turnbull, Indian counterpart Narendra Modi drew cricket analogy to describe the strong ties between the two countries.

The recently-concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy witnessed controversies between skippers Virat Kohli and Steve Smith over DRS (Decision Review System). Referring to the DRS row, Modi joked that he is glad that the decisions taken by the countries are not subjected to umpire’s review. As reported by PTI,

"In a lighter vein I am, of course, glad that our decisions are not subject to the D.R.S. review system." 

Modi said that he hopes Turnbull’s visit to India ends as productive as Steve Smith’s batting during the four-match Test series. The Indian Prime Minister also showered praise on the two skippers and said that they are responsible for shaping the youngsters aspiring to become future crickters.

"I hope your visit to India is as productive as it has been for Steven Smith's batting, the other Australian Captain. Just last month, we witnessed a thrilling conclusion to the Border-Gavaskar trophy. In my speech at the Australian Parliament in 2014 I had spoken of legendary Bradman and Tendulkar. Today, Virat Kohli in India and Steven Smith in Australia are shaping the young brigades of cricket.”

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