Why Australia Won The World Cup? Former SC Judge Offers Bizarre Mahabharata-Linked Explanation
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New Delhi: Ever since India lost to Austalia in the World Cup final match at Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad, several cricket pundits have been trying to decode what possibly went wrong for the men in blue in the decider. While the whole world was giving a cricketing logic to explain the crashing defeat in the final, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has come up with a bizarre explanation as to why India lost the World Cup title to Australia.
The former SC judge on social media claimed that Australia was the armoury of India in the time of Pandavas and that is why it won the match. His remark has gone viral.
"Australia was the storage centre of the 'Astras' of Pandavas. It was called 'Astralaya'. This is the real reason why they won the World Cup," Justice Katju said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
Interestingly, Katju has not given any reason to back his claims on social media, prompting several users to question his "bizarre logic".
"Thank u sir... It's been a while since u honoured us with your humour," commented one user. "Dubai was made by Mr Dubey, Egypt (Misr in Hindi) by Mr Mishra, Israel was created by Yadavs, Bahrain by Lord Brahma and Saudi Arabia by Goddess Saraswati," said another user, taking a jibe at Justice Katju.
Justice Markandey Katju, a former chairman of the Press Council of India, has gained a reputation for his candid and unconventional opinions. His legal career commenced at the Allahabad High Court, spanning from 1970 to 1991. Over the years, he held several significant positions within the judiciary, culminating in his elevation to the Supreme Court of India in April 2006. Justice Katju concluded his judicial service, retiring in September 2011.