LS Speaker turns cricket commentator, MPs into fans

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today turned a cricket commentator for a while in the House, updating his captive audience on the latest score in the India-England Cricket Test at Mohali.

''Another good news is that England were all out for 181'' in their second innings of the second test being played at Mohali, Punjab, Mr Chatterjee announced immediately after the end of Question Hour.

Upon the update, the entire House broke into a loud laughter, reminiscent of the frequent deafening uproars raised by cricket fanatics who throng stadia in their tens of thousands to cheer Team India.

The Speaker made the remark after thanking the MPs for their excellent cooperation in the smooth conduct of the Question Hour.

Coincidentally, the House wore a thin look at a time when millions of cricket fans across the country were glued to television, expecting an easy victory for India to go one-up in the three match series.

The first Test at Nagpur had ended in a draw.

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