Former Supreme Court Judge’s Bizarre Reason for India’s Loss to Australia Shocks Internet
Since India’s loss to Australia in the Cricket World Cup final, experts have been analyzing the factors behind the defeat. From India’s batting performance to mistakes in fielding, various reasons have been given for the downfall of the unbeaten Rohit Sharma-led team. However, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has offered a rather unusual explanation, causing his post to go viral. Justice Katju claimed that Australia was the storage center of the “Astras” (ancient weapons) of the Pandavas, and that is why they won the match.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Justice Katju stated, “Australia was the storage center of the ‘Astras’ of Pandavas. It was called ‘Astralaya’. This is the real reason why they won the World Cup.” He did not provide any evidence or context for this peculiar theory, leaving the internet shocked.
Internet users responded to Justice Katju’s statement with a mix of amusement and sarcasm. One user commented, “Thank you, sir… It’s been a while since you honored us with your humor.” Another user took a jibe at Justice Katju, saying, “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.”
Justice Katju, who is also a former chairman of the Press Council of India, is known for his outspoken views and unconventional opinions. He began his law practice at the Allahabad High Court in 1970 and served in various high-ranking positions in the judiciary before being elevated to the Supreme Court of India in April 2006. He retired in September 2011.
India has previously won the one-day World Cup in 1983 and 2011, but they faltered at the semi-final stage in 2015 and 2019.
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