WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar meets golf icons Ryan Fox and Rory McIlroy, gifts McIlroy signed India kit 

Sachin Tendulkar, who is a Global Ambassador of DP World, traveled to Dubai to attend the DP World Tour Championship.


WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar meets golf icons Ryan Fox and Rory McIlroy, gifts McIlroy signed India kit 

Sachin Tendulkar gifted Rory McIlroy a signed shirt and stump. (Image via Sky Sports)

Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, traveled to Dubai to attend the DP World Tour Championship which started on 15th November. The 50-year-old is one of the Global ambassadors of DP World, an Emirati logistics firm. 

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On the 1st day of the competition, Tendulkar was taught how to putt by Ryan Fox, a golfer from New Zealand who is currently ranked 27th in the PGA rankings. Fox taught the God of Cricket the basic techniques and compared it to cricket to help out the 50-year-old. When Tendulkar finally tried his hand at putting, he succeeded right away. As he returned the putter back to Fox, Sachin remarked, “I think I should stop here. I should try this!”

He later met up with Irish Golfer Rory McIlroy, who is currently ranked 2nd. The two chatted and Tendulkar gifted him a signed India jersey and stump. McIlroy gave Sachin a signed flag of the DP World Championship. 

Sachin Tendulkar posts heartfelt tweet for Virat Kohli as he breaks his record

On 15th November, Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of the most centuries scored in ODIs. Tendulkar, in his 24-year-career had scored 49 centuries, but Kohli broke it after scoring his 50th ODI ton against New Zealand. 

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli bowed down to Sachin Tendulkar as he broke his record. (Image via ESPN)

As Virat broke his record, Tendulkar posted a note congratulating Kohli. In that he wrote about his first interaction with the 35-year-old when he first broke into the team and how happy he was with Kohli’s growth. He finished his post by stating how happy he was that it was an Indian who broke the record in the semi-finals on his homeground, the Wankhede Stadium. 

The first time I met you in the Indian dressing room, you were pranked by other teammates into touching my feet. I couldn’t stop laughing that day. But soon, you touched my heart with your passion and skill. I am so happy that that young boy has grown into a ‘Virat’ player. I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record. And to do it on the biggest stage - in the World Cup Semi-final - and at my home ground is the icing on the cake.
Sachin Tendulkar on X.

India will now play Australia in the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup Finals, which will be played on 19th November. The two teams will play in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This match will be a rematch of the 2003 World Cup final, in which Australia beat India by 125 runs.

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