ICC Global Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar Ignites World Cup 2023 in a Grand Inauguration
Cricket mania is sweeping across India as the World Cup 2023 kicked off today with a thrilling match between the reigning champions England and the runner-up New Zealand at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. The occasion featured a special task assigned to Sachin Tendulkar.
God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar with the World Cup Trophy 2023.- Picture of the day. pic.twitter.com/TDpXi1udPY— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 5, 2023
Traditionally, a cricketing legend is invited to inaugurate the World Cup on the field, and in this instance, Sachin Tendulkar was invited to perform this role. Alongside Tendulkar, the umpires were also in attendance, and the match referee Javagal Srinath was on the field as well.
Upon Sachin Tendulkar's entrance onto the field, a resounding cheer erupted from the audience. He was dressed in an elegant suit, and Tendulkar graciously reciprocated the fans' enthusiasm by waving his hand in acknowledgment. Positioned nearby was the coveted trophy, and Tendulkar made his way towards it, marking the official commencement of the tournament.
God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar in Narendra Modi Stadium. pic.twitter.com/zlsaFJUbJS— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 5, 2023
Stepping onto the field, Sachin Tendulkar was presented with the trophy. He accepted it gracefully and proceeded to approach the umpires and the match referee. Subsequently, he returned the trophy, symbolically inaugurating the World Cup. During this moment, photographers captured memorable images.
In this match, New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first. England's batting lineup was summoned to action by Kiwi captain Tom Latham. This decision took into account the initial moisture on the pitch, with the potential impact of dew expected to play a role later in the match. Both teams appeared to be in strong form.
- PTC PUNJABI