New Delhi: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday took a jibe at US President Donald Trump's pronunciation of former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's name.
While speaking at the Motera Stadium, as part of Namaste Trump event, Trump gave a special mention to Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. The visiting President was not able to pronounce Sachin and in fact he said "Soo-chin Tendulkar" (Sachin Tendulkar).
"This is the country where your people cheer on the biggest cricketers, from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the greatest in the world," said Trump at the event.
As soon as Trump mentioned the names of the two biggest cricketers to come out from India, the entire Motera Stadium erupted in joy and a loud cheer. Even India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a big smile when the names of Tendulkar and Kohli were mentioned.
The official Twitter handle of the cricket governing body posted a video in which Sachin's name can be seen replacing by Soo-chin Tendulkar in the official record book.
ICC captained the video post, "Sach-
They checked their applause at first because no one knew who tf he was talking about. Then someone was probably like, “Soo-Chin Tendle-Kerr... I think he means Sachin”, and started clapping and everyone went with it https://t.co/1TqIVq132R— Chris Nelson (@chrisnelson92) February 25, 2020
Something about Donald Trump's pronunciation of Sachin Tendulkar tells me he isn't a huge cricket fan pic.twitter.com/stFhq46MLx— Andy Silke (@andysilke) February 24, 2020
The 'Namaste Trump' event was based on the lines of the 'Howdy Modi' programme that was addressed by Narendra Modi and Trump during the Prime Minister's trip to Houston last September.
Among the one lakh people gathered for the event was BCCI president Sourav Ganguly too.
He made them Chinese soo-chin and koh-lee— Baad-e-saba (@moutjzaa) February 24, 2020
As many continue to mock the American leader over the mispronunciation of the name of Master Blaster, New Zealand cricketer Jimmy Neesham had a crackling observation to make and said that why someone should be hated just on the basis of wrong pronunciation when there can be more solid reasons to hate the same person.
"Why to hate someone for the pronunciation of names they've never heard before when there are so, so, so many better reasons to hate them," Neesham tweeted.
With ANI inputs