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Sachin Tendulkar thanks PM Modi for promoting cricket

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Former Indian on Tuesday thanked Prime for promoting during the ongoing ICC Men's World Cup 2019.

"Thank you for promoting cricket, @narendramodi Ji. A good example of diplomacy during the @cricketworldcup. Hoping to see on the map soon," tweeted.

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His remarks come after PM's gesture of gifting a cricket bat signed by the Indian team to "ardent cricket fan" and on Saturday.

"Connected by cricket! My friend, @ibusolih is an ardent cricket fan, so I presented him a cricket bat that has been signed by #TeamIndia playing at the #CWC19," had tweeted on Saturday.

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This gesture came after Modi held delegation-level talks with Solih after touching down in the island-nation on Saturday afternoon. This trip to the was the Prime Minister's first overseas visit after being re-elected.

He was accorded a grand ceremonial welcome upon his arrival in the Maldives, which included a performance by a dance troupe donning the traditional Maldivian attire.

Speaking to ANI, Maldives' of Youth, and Community Empowerment of Maldives, said, "We received a lot of support from the Indian govt in area of youth and We had a successful meeting with BCCI and we expect they will help us develop cricket here. India's support would mean a lot to us."

"Like was adopted by BCCI, we have the expectation that BCCI will help us in the area of cricket. Soon we will work out a strategic plan for with technical support from India," he added.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 22:54 IST
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