Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting cricket after he gifted the Maldives President a bat signed by the Indian national team. Sachin Tendulkar said the gesture was a good example of “cricket diplomacy” during the ongoing World Cup.
“Thank you for promoting cricket, @narendramodi ji. Good example of cricket diplomacy during the @cricketworldcup,” Mr Tendulkar tweeted. Hoping to see Maldives on the cricketing map soon, the former Team India batsman added.
PM Modi had presented Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih with a cricket bat signed by members of the Indian cricket team during his recent visit to the island nation on Saturday. “Connected by cricket! My friend, President Solih is an ardent cricket fan, so I presented him a cricket bat that has been signed by Team India playing at the CWC2019,” PM Modi had tweeted.
Connected by cricket!
My friend, President @ibusolih is an ardent cricket fan, so I presented him a cricket bat that has been signed by #TeamIndia playing at the #CWC19.