On his maiden trip to India, President of The United States of America on Monday mentioned the names of India cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli during his speech at the packed Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Also Read - ‘Timeless Testament,' Donald Trump Writes on Visitor's Book at Taj Mahal
When he mentioned the names of the Indian cricketers, he got a loud cheer from the crowd which included the Board of Control of Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI secretary, Jay Shah. Also Read - US President Donald Trump Praises Bollywood, Refers to DDLJ During Speech at Motera Stadium
But what made news was his pronunciation of the cricketers who have a massive fanbase – not just in India, but globally. Also Read - 'On Our Way, Will Meet in Few Hours,' Donald Trump Tweets in Hindi Shortly Before His Arrival in India
Former cricketer Tendulkar is the highest run-getter in ODIs and Test in the history of the game apart from scoring the most number of international centuries in both formats, whereas Virat Kohli is the current World No 1 batsman in Tests and ODIs.
Instead of calling him ‘Sachin’, the US President ended up calling him ‘Soochin’ leaving netizens in splits.
Here is how social space reacted:
ICC also took a dig at the President’s funny pronunciation. They took to Twitter to post a video of them changing Sachin’s name to Soochin Tendulkar on their website with the caption, “Sach- Such- Satch- Sutch- Sooch- Anyone know?”
Meanwhile, after attending the Namaste Trump event at the Motera Stadium, Trump and the First Lady arrived at the Agra airport and then left to visit the Taj Mahal.