Srinivasan owes a big one to Sachin Tendulkar.
After Australia's sweeping victory on Sunday, when Mark Nicholas read out the names of those on the dais, ICC chairman and former BCCI president N Srinivasan was welcomed with a bellowing "boo" from the audience at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Nicholas was smart enough to quickly introduce the next guest -- Sachin Tendulkar. The boos turned to cheers and no one cared about Srinivasan.
Breaching the ICC's constitution, which mandated that ICC president AHM Mustafa Kamal give away the cup, Srinivasan decided to give away the trophy himself.
But keeping Srinivasan's lust for power and position aside, social media's reaction to Sachin Tendulkar and N Srinivasan sharing the same stage was epic. If Srinivasan had any illusions about his reputation, they were surely put to rest.
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) March 29, 2015
"Our special guest, the third most corrupt man in the world, after Sepp Blatter & Bernie Ecclestein." #CWC15Final
— Anthony (@antsgardiner) March 29, 2015
The only way people could like N Srinivasan less is if he was made of karela
— Rohan (@mojorojo) March 29, 2015
Tendulkar standing next to Srinivasan. One with a firmly cemented legacy. The other with a legacy firmly in cement
— Sidvee (@sidvee) March 29, 2015
— Hasnat Md. Adnan (@hasnatadnan) March 30, 2015
Who will retire first? Sharad Pawar, LK Advani, Srinivasan or The Undertaker?
— Sexy Raj Thackeray (@Madan_Chikna) March 30, 2015
Fuck, Srinivasan got booed again 😀
— Akshay Iyer (@Akshay_Iyer92) March 29, 2015
While Srinivasan was booed, an announcement of Sachin Tendulkar saved him from further embarrasment...
— C. Shekhar Luthra (@shekharluthra) March 29, 2015
— Sahil Prasad (@laxmi407) March 29, 2015
In the end 90000+ people booed Srinivasan and cheered Sanga and Maiya. What a way to end the world cup 😉
— Sakun Sankalana (@Sakun_SD) March 29, 2015
Best moment of the presentation ceremony was when N Srinivasan was booed! Loved it each time Sachins name was cheered with oOOOss ??
— lester Dmello (@lestler) March 29, 2015
Srinivasan booed. Sachin cheered. You'd think a Wrestling match was about to start.
— Ripper (@Ace_Of_Pace) March 29, 2015
Brilliant by Mumbai Mirror. pic.twitter.com/f9RxOp8FoX
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) March 30, 2015
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