The cricket stadium in Dharamshala will host its first ever one-day international match early next year, but during a recent cricket match between the Members of Parliament and British parliamentarians, the guests had a tough time. The Indian squad was led by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, son of Himachal Pradesh chief minister, and among the 11-member team was Mohammed Azharuddin, the former Indian skipper. When the visitors realised that Azharuddin was also in the team, they were demoralised and rightly so because the former skipper made century in little over 40 balls and then he chose to retire from the game. When it came to bowling, Thakur, a former cricketer himself, took four quick wickets, making it difficult for the guests to even reach near the total score. The team of Indian MPs won the match by 56 runs. The match was shown live on DD sports and the official commentator of the match was BJP MP and spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy. “The moment our guests saw Azharuddin they were very disheartened that they would lose the match,” said a member of the team.
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