US President Donald Trump is currently in India, where he visited Motera Cricket Stadium – world’s largest cricket stadium – in Ahmedabad on Monday. He also addressed a huge crowd at the Namaste Trump event, which took place at this venue.
Addressing a crowd of more than 100,00 people, Trump took the names of Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and current captain Virat Kohli in his speech, but he failed to pronounce these names correctly.
“This is the country where the people cheer on some of the world’s greatest cricket players from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli,” said Trump. However, he pronounced Sachin “Soo-chin” and Kohli as “Virot Kolee.”
Many cricket fans, including some cricketers, raised this issue. Former England player Kevin Pietersen wasn’t impressed with the way Trump pronounced the names of Indian stars, and he reacted on Twitter.
“FFS, @piersmorgan, pls ask your mate to do some research in pronouncing legends names?!,” Pietersen tweeted.
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 24, 2020
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also took a dig at US President and tweeted a video where it could be seen that they were changing Sachin’s name to Soo-chin Tendulkar in their database.
Anyone know? pic.twitter.com/nkD1ynQXmF
— ICC (@ICC) February 24, 2020