US President Donald Trump sent the internet into a frenzy on Monday for pronouncing Sachin Tendulkar’s name incorrectly at the ‘Namaste Trump’ event. During his speech, the US President praised Bollywood before moving to cricket, mentioning the names of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
While the crowd greeted Donald Trump’s ode to India’s cricket greats with massive cheers, the reaction on social media was on of amusement as the POTUS incorrectly pronounced the name of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen poked fun at Donald Trump with his request for British television host Piers Morgan.
Even International Cricket Council, jokingly asked on its official twitter handle if anyone knew ‘Sooch, Sutch’.
Sach-— ICC (@ICC) February 24, 2020
Anyone know? pic.twitter.com/nkD1ynQXmF
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham also took to twitter to take a dig at the US President.
Why hate someone for the pronunciation of names they’ve never heard before when there are so, so, so many better reasons to hate them?— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) February 25, 2020
"This is the country where your people cheer on the biggest cricketers, from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the greatest in the world," said Trump at the event.
Soon after Donald Trump made a mention of the names, the entire Motera stadium erupted in joy and a loud cheer, even bringing a smile to the lips of PM Modi.