Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was in Nepal to play cricket.
Yes, you read it right!
The former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar led the Indian cricket team called ‘Team Blue’ in a match with Nepal’s ‘Team Red’ led by former Nepali cricket captain Binod Das.
That was an 8-over friendly match between the two sides at the Tribhuvan University Grounds on November 16, 2019.
With a 7-run contribution, Sachin led his team to victory against Das’ team in winning the 45-run target at loss of 4 wickets.
UNICEF organized this event marking the 30th anniversary of the ratification of ‘Convention on Children’s Rights Convention’.
Addressing the event, UNICEF representative to Nepal Elke Wisch commended for its efforts in improving lives of children. “But we need to continue to work to ensure children have the voice, skills and agency to become productive citizens of the future,” Elke said.
Addressing he ceremony, Sachin urged parents and caregivers to allow and support children in achieving what they love.
“Don’t clip their wings, let them fly,” he said, urging them to better understand what kids’ strength is while having a good time with them.
Sachin is also the goodwill ambassador to UNICEF.
As part of his visit, Sachin met the PM KP Sharma Oli. “Pleased to meet Sachin, a famous cricket player, and UNICEF goodwill ambassador today. He appreciated the efforts undertaken by Nepal for the promotion of the rights of the children and their welfare,” Oli tweeted.
Pleased to meet with @sachin_rt, famous cricket player, and UNICEF goodwill ambassador today. He appreciated the efforts undertaken by Nepal for the promotion of the rights of the children and their welfare. pic.twitter.com/va9pENNVJd
— KP Sharma Oli (@PM_Nepal) November 17, 2019
The Indian cricketer also offered special prayers at the Pashupathinath temple.