Kevin Pietersen takes a dig at Donald Trump for mispronouncing Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli’s names
Trump pronounced Tendulkar’s name as ‘Soo-chin Tendulkar’ while Kohli’s was pronounced as ‘Virot Kolee’.
Updated - Feb 25, 2020 10:12 am
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are two of the biggest cricketing names in the history of Indian cricket. While Tendulkar set batting records on fire and was in the league of his own, Kohli is on his way to break most of them. They are role-models and are legends in their own right.
Tendulkar finished the game as the leading run-getter in Tests (15921 runs) and ODIs (18426 runs). He topped the most batting charts in the two formats and smashed 100 centuries in his international career. Kohli is carrying the legacy forward. The current Indian skipper is a class apart and is arguably the best all-format batsman in modern-day cricket. He’s already smoked 70 international tons. He has 7223 Test runs, 11867 ODI runs and 2794 runs in T20Is which is the most in the shortest format by any player.
Hence, these two are icons in Indian cricket and their names were buzzing when US President Donald Trump made a visit to India yesterday (24th February). He was addressing a massive crowd at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad during the Namaste Trump event. In his speech, Trump took the names of Tendulkar and Kohli which were greeted by a huge roar.
Kevin Pietersen asks Donald Trump to do some research
However, the US President did not pronounce their names correctly which led to huge trolls on social media. Trump pronounced Tendulkar’s name as ‘Soo-chin Tendulkar’ while Kohli’s was pronounced as ‘Virot Kolee’. Kevin Pietersen did not like the way Trump took the names of the Indian greats. The former England cricketer is one who is never shy of speaking his mind and heart out. And he did that when he heard Trump’s speech and the US President pronouncing Tendulkar and Kohli’s names.
The South African-born took to Twitter to let it out. He termed the two Indians are ‘legends’ of the game and asked Trump to do some research. In fact, the tweet was directed towards Piers Morgan who Pietersen shares a good bond with and also quoted Trump as Morgan’s friend. The former England skipper tweeted, “FFS, @piersmorgan, pls ask your mate to do some research in pronouncing legends names?!”
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 24, 2020