Under ‘Captain Modi’, net practice begins early, goes on till late : S. Jaishankar

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar addresses the media after the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in New Delhi,on Thursday, March 02, 2023. (Photo:IANS/Twitter)

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Friday sought to supplement his observations on “leadership” with cricketing analogy in the presence of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and ex-England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

“Under Captain Modi (referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi), the net practice starts at 6 a.m. which goes on till late… and he expects wickets when a chance is given,” Jaishankar said while describing the functioning of the Union Cabinet under PM Modi.

He said this while addressing the Raisina Dialogue during a panel discussion titled “Turbulence, Temperament, And Temerity: Leadership In The Age Of Uncertainty”.

It was not, in fact, a mere coincidence that both Blair and Pietersen to a country which is the birthplace of the Gentleman’s Game. When asked about India being a bigger economy than the UK, Jaishankar referred to the popular movie ‘RRR’.

He said: “The most popular film in India last year was ‘RRR’. It has to do with the British era. The fact is, when you have such a complex history, there would be a downside to it, there would be suspicions, unresolved problems.”



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