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Nitish clean bowls Lalu
Anand Mohan Sahay | January 28, 2006 22:42 IST
Railway Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's 'Nitish' nemesis continued on the cricket field as well as a bowler named Nitish sent him back to the pavilion in an exhibition match in Patna on Saturday.
Lalu, clad in all whites, was bowled out for only 20 runs after he elected to bat on winning the toss for Railways XI in a match against Media XI at the Moinul Haque Stadium.
In his short stint, Lalu impressed the spectators with two hits to the boundary before Nitish, a correspondent of India TV, clean bowled him.
"I am very happy that I made 20 runs off six balls," Lalu later told rediff.com.
The charm of the match, sponsored by the East Central Railway, waned with Lalu's exit.
The RJD had received a drubbing from Janata Dal-United, led by Nitish Kumar, in the recent Bihar assembly elections.
Lalu also said he will try to bring international cricket to Patna. "I will ensure that Patna gets to host an India-Pakistan encounter," he said.
With PTI inputs