Beckham was among the celebs in attendance at the Wankhede Stadium for India’s World Cup semi-final match versus New Zealand.
Former England football captain David Beckham hailed his meeting with legendary Sachin Tendulkar as “special” while watching India defeat New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium. Beckham was among the celebs in attendance at the Wankhede Stadium for India’s World Cup semi-final match versus New Zealand. Before the game, Beckham met Sachin and players from the Indian and New Zealand teams. He was also seen talking with sturdy batsman Virat Kohli and former cricketer Ravi Shastri.
The legendary English midfielder spoke about his time with ‘Master Blaster’ as well as his time with the players on the pitch.
“First of all, Sachin is the best, but he’s much better as a person. It was a very wonderful occasion for me to meet him at Wimbledon. In a video released by BCCI, Beckham stated, “But spending time with him is even better. It was very special for me to spend some time with him in his house. It was also nice that all the players could come and say hello because it was a pleasure to meet them all.
Prior to becoming one of the greatest in football history, Beckham played cricket for his school and considered himself a batter.
“I used to play cricket when I was a young kid at school and I always liked being a batsman, I also liked to bowl and field so maybe I am an all-rounder, but I see myself more as a batter,” Beckham stated.
India chose to bat first before the game and amassed 397/4 in their 50 overs. With a 71-run opening partnership, captain Rohit Sharma (47 in 29 balls, four boundaries and four sixes) and Shubman Gill (80 in 66 balls, eight fours and three sixes) set the tone for a great start.
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, and Daryl Mitchell worked together to get the Kiwis back into the match. However, Shami’s seven-wicket haul left the Blackcaps reeling, and India won by seventy runs.
The match between South Africa and Australia in the second semi-final at Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens on Thursday is set to determine India’s opponent in the final.