New Delhi: Cricket icons Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at his residence ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Bandra, stated news agency PTI quoting sources. Notably, it was a ‘courtesy call’ by the two batting legends, informed the sources.

Uddhav Thackeray’s two sons Aaditya Thackeray and Tejas Thackerya were also present at the Matoshree residence when the cricket legends visited them.

It must be noted that Shiv Sena chief Thackeray, on November 28 this year, was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra after his party had forged an alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress to form the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.

The Shiv Sena fought the October 21 state Assembly polls in alliance with the BJP. However, it parted ways with the BJP after the elections results over the issue of sharing the chief ministerial post. The Sena later got into an alliance with ideological rivals Congress and NCP to form the MVA government.

(With inputs from PTI)