There is no denying the fact that cricket is indeed one of the most popular sports around the world and the huge gathering of the spectators at various venues is the the best testimony to the same. Even in a country like India, the game of cricket is deemed as a religion and the fans with the cricketers considered as demigods. CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai is also one such cricket fan.
There have been a plethora of occasions when the 49-year-old has seen expressing his fondness for the game and his favourite players. He even went to England to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Recently, Sundar Pichai gave another testament for his love for Cricket through his latest Instagram post. He posted a candid picture of playing street cricket with one of his friends.
The snap seemed to have been taken in a park. Just like stuff in regular street cricket, Sundar Pichai had used a box as stumps. While the Google CEO can seen batting in the picture, his mate was gearing up to bowl. Captioning the picture on Instagram, Pichai wrote: “After a great chat about everything from growing up in India, to quantum computing to sustainability, BBC’s @amolrajan and I squeezed in a little (cricket kit emoji) too Thanks for visiting!”
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As evitable delight of the cricket fans was seen in the comment section of the as Sundar Pichai took time out from his busy schedule and enjoying the game in street style. Meanwhile, earlier this year, the Google CEO had also welcomed the England team in his home town Chennai for the first couple of Tests of the four-match series.
Notably, those Test matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium had marked the return of international cricket in India after the horrifying impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Sundar Pichai was elated. He had tweeted, “Welcome to my hometown @englandcricket wish was there for the game, should be a great series.”
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 27, 2021
Meanwhile, the Indian fans along with Sundar Pichai will be eagerly waiting for the upcoming cricketing action with many important fixtures being in the pipeline. Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, Team India will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against Sri Lanka starting later this week. At the same time, the Virat Kohli-led side is gearing up for a five-match Test series against hosts England, starting from August 4.