Watch | Politics and Cricket: A Look at the Show Around the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Match

Images of the BCCI Secretary Jay Shah presenting PM Modi with his own photograph swept social media.

Before the fourth match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia in Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese took a tour of the stadium named after him.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah presented Modi with his own photograph. According to The Wire’s report, 80,000 tickets for the first day of the match were bought by the BJP at the stadium, which has a capacity of 1,30,000. Has politics started to influence sporting events in India?