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Virender Sehwag plays cricket with the royal couple of Belgium

They engaged in a game of cricket at the Oval Maidan in Mumbai before interacting with the school students present there.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag plays cricket with Belgium’s King Philippe, Queen Mathilde in Mumbai. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag was on Friday spotted in cricketing action alongside the Royal couple of Belgium, King Philippe and Queen Mathide. They engaged in a game of cricket at the Oval Maidan in Mumbai before interacting with the school students present there.

Invited by President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on occasion of celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries this year, the royal couple are in India for a seven-day State visit from 5th November to 11th November.

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UNICEF India tweeted, “Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians learn about #cricket with @virendersehwag and children in #Mumbai #BELIND2017

Sehwag was explaining the importance of sports in the student life. He also emphasised on having a safe environment for playing the game and also without any prejudices. He even presented the Royal couple with an autographed bat.

UNICEF India quoted him on Twitter, “Every boy & girl irrespective of ability or background have the right to play #sport in a safe & healthy environment: @virendersehwag as he talks about #cricket with Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians
#BELIND2017 @MonarchieBe @BelgiuminIndia @UNICEFBELGIE”

They further tweeted the Queen’s message: “Inclusive societies are fair societies and team #sport is a great way to start: H.M.Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Honorary President @UNICEF Belgium as she bats for #ChildRights in #Mumbai @MonarchieBe”

She also said  that “#Sport can empower children to recognize their own potential and advocate for changes in society: H.M. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians #BELIND2017”

The couple who commenced their Indian visit from Agra was specially invited for an official forecourt ceremony in honour of the King at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the 7th of November. The Mumbai visit is supposedly the last leg of their first ever visit to India before they return.

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