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ICC criticizes Donald Trump for calling Sachin Tendulkar ‘Soo-chin’ | News off the field

NEW DELHI: On Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) mocked the pronunciation of US President Donald Trump of the name of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

While speaking at the Motera stadium, as part of the Namaste Trump event, Trump made special mention of the legends of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. The visiting president could not pronounce Sachin and, in fact, said “Soo-chin Tendulkar” (Sachin Tendulkar).

“This is the country where its people encourage the greatest cricketers, from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the largest in the world,” Trump said at the event.

As soon as Trump mentioned the names of the two biggest cricketers who left India, the entire Motera Stadium burst with joy and loud applause. Even the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, showed a big smile when the names of Tendulkar and Kohli were mentioned.

The official Twitter user of the governing body of cricket posted a video in which you can see the name of Sachin replaced by Soo-chin Tendulkar in the official record book.

ICC captained the publication of the video, “Sach-Such-Satch-Sutch-Sooch-Anyone Know?”.

The ‘Namaste Trump’ event was based on the ‘Howdy Modi’ program lines that Narendra Modi and Trump addressed during the Prime Minister’s trip to Houston last September.

Around one lakh people gathered for the event. Union Interior Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Governor Acharya Devvrat and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly were also present at the stadium.

The president of the United States arrived in Ahmedabad with his wife Melania and a ministerial delegation that also included his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who serve as Trump’s chief advisors.

Times of India