US President Donald Trump created a stir on social media after he mispronounced the name of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar at the ‘Namastey Trump’ event at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Addressing the jam-packed stadium in Motera, I’m his speech, Donald Trump praised prominent Bollywood stars before moving on to the cricket world. And much to the delight of fans present at the World’s biggest cricket stadium, the POTUS mentioned the names of all time legend – Sachin Tendulkar and the modern legend of this game – Virat Kohli.
“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.
While the crowd at the Motera Stadium went berserk after he praised the cricketers, the way he pronounced the names became the talk of the Town. Social Media was flooded with their hilarious reactions on the way Donald Trump pronounced Sachin Tendulkar.
Even ICC – International Cricket Council couldn’t stop themselves from taking a dig at the US President for mispronouncing the name of Sachin Tendulkar. ICC via their official Twitter handle wrote:
Here, check out the tweet:
Anyone know? pic.twitter.com/nkD1ynQXmF
— ICC (@ICC) February 24, 2020
Now former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen also joined the bandwagon and trolled US President by requesting the British television host Piers Morgan to ask Donald Trump to do some research on how to pronounce the names of legends. He wrote:
“FFS, @piersmorgan, pls ask your mate to do some research in pronouncing legends names?!”
Here, check out his tweet:
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 24, 2020
Twitterati were left in splits after reading KPs Tweet. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
You’ve never heard of Chinese cricketing legend Sue Chin ?
— Adam Shipway (@Cherish_London) February 24, 2020
He's American where they barely know what cricket is. Give the dude a break
— gambit (@gambit1979) February 24, 2020
he did well enough
— Lars (@LarsUllern86) February 24, 2020
I don't remember reading any English word whose A is pronounced as double O.
— Najam Sahibzada (@SMNajam) February 24, 2020
A South African lecturing about pronunciation or accent🤣😂
— ScaryFairy24 (@Fairy24Scary) February 24, 2020
— 𝕺𝖜𝖆𝖎𝖘𝕾𝖍𝖆𝖍 (@awaisshah007) February 24, 2020
You tell him Ka Veen Petterson
— Daniel Evans (@dsadan83) February 24, 2020
He will surely do a better job of pronouncing Ben Stokes in Kohli Style 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/M4d6JnLmCm
— Rahul D / राहुल / راہل (@rdalwale) February 24, 2020
God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar
— Rahul Pandey (@RahulPa63500059) February 24, 2020
— ISM (@ism73s) February 24, 2020
Our PM isnt too far, he called mr. trump as Doland Trump…😂😂😂
— Anonymous 🙂 (@yourvkkk) February 24, 2020
Really a Cricket fan, Hatts off
— ᴍᴀʜɪ✨🖤 (@Jinxxxxx18) February 24, 2020
@Shankar_cr7 KP is a fookin Legend!!!
— Pulkit 🔰 (@OleTrain) February 24, 2020