US President Donald Trump speaks highly of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

February 24, 2020 4:54 pm

Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar are two names that will forever be on every cricket fan’s tongue. Especially the Indian cricket fans.

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Both of these players have made significant impact on India and global cricket. Right now, even the youngest of fans in the country can chant their greatness. In fact, during the 2011 World Cup triumph, both of them played significant roles. Now, President Donald Trump has mentioned the two legendary names in his speech as well.

Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as one of the greatest batsman of cricket. Furthermore, he holds the record for highest runs scored in ODIs and Test Series. On the other hand, Virat Kohli, the current captain of the team is leading India across all three formats of the game.

In fact, there are moments when he is regarded as Tendulkar’s successor. Even though there have been several debates amongst fans on who is a better player, there has never truly been a clear answer. However, it is said that if Kohli keeps up his pace then there is a possibility that by the time he retires, he will hold better records than Tendulkar.

President Trump mentions Kohli and Tendulkar

The American President was at the Motera Stadium for the “Namaste Trump” event at the Motera Stadium. It was during his speech that he said, “This is the country where your people cheer on some of the world’s greatest cricket players, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.” The other valuable guests present at the event were BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

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In fact, President Trump said,  “All over the planet people take great joy in watching Bollywood films, bhangra, and classic films like DDLJ and Sholay. You cheer on great cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.”

The Motera Stadium is the world’s largest stadium for cricket. Melbourne Cricket Ground of Australia was holding the title before this

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