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Main Azad Hoon: From Botham to Dilip, Kirti’s ability to surprise remains intact | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former cricketer turned politician Kirti Azad on Tuesday registered a remarkable victory in the Bardhaman-Durgapur constituency of West Bengal, beating BJP heavyweight Dilip Ghosh by a margin of 1,37,981 lakh votes. Azad took down BJP's most senior state leaders, Ghosh, in a territory that was unfamiliar to both candidates.Azad's triumph can be compared to his famous 'grubber' delivery that cleaned up Ian Botham in the 1983 World Cup semi-final at the Oval. World's No. 1 all-rounder at that time, Botham could only look back in frustration at his rattled furniture. Similarly, Ghosh finds himself stunned by the outcome of the election.The 65-year-old's win can considered one of the biggest victories for Trinamool Congress. Azad, who had previously won back-to-back elections for...