Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde was seen displaying his cricketing skills during a unique match between lawyers and judges held at VCA Stadium in Civil Lines, Nagpur, on January 19, 2020. Justice Bobde scored 18 runs, which included three fours. This match held between the teams HCBA (High Court Bar Association) President XI and Judges XI was ultimately won by the former team by 8 wickets.
The Judges XI team included: CJI Sharad Bobde, Justice RK Deshpande, Justice RV Ghuge, Justice Prasanna Varale, Justice AS Kilor, Justice Avinash Gharote, Justice Atul Chandurkar, Justice VM Deshpande, Justice ZA Haq, Justice SB Shukre and Justice PN Deshmukh. The HCBA President XI team included: Praful Khubalkar, PB Patil, Ranjeet Bhulbhar, Abhay Sambre, Shrirang Bhandarkar, AR Patil, Amol Mardikar, Anand Deshpande, Shubhanshu Joshi, Mehroz Pathan and Nilesh Jangid.
Judges XI won the toss and elected to bat first. The team scored 54 runs and gave a target to 55 runs to win to the lawyers in 15 overs. Justice Bobde top scored for his team with 18 runs. Shubhanshu Joshi took three wickets for the lawyers. Chasing the total, lawyers scored 55 runs in 8.5 overs at the loss of two wickets, thereby winning the match by 8 wickets.