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has welcomed England cricket team in his home town, Chennai. "Welcome to my hometown @englandcricket wish was there for the game, should be a great series," tweeted Pichai. The tweet quotes a tweet shared by the official handle of England cricket team that has a 36-second video of the team arriving in Chennai. "@root66 and the team have arrived in India ahead of our four-match Test series," says the England Cricket's tweet.
Welcome to my hometown @englandcricket wish was there for the game, should be a great series https://t.co/BNRDOQnnyO— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) 1611733922000
India-born Pichai is known to be an avid cricket fan. Earlier this month, he congratulated the Indian cricket team for its victory in test series in Austraila. “One of the greatest test series wins ever. Congrats India and well played Australia, what a series #INDvsAUS," said Pichai in a tweet. India beat Australia in the fourth test at Brisbane on January 19 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy. India won the series 2-1 in Austraila.
In July last year,
had tweeted “Glad cricket is back,” after the game was back after a gap of four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pichai describes himself as a passionate cricket fan. Talking to a Washington audience that included then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top corporate executives from India and the US at the India Ideas Summit of USIBC in 2019, Pichai shared some of his cricket and baseball experiences in the United States. "When I first came here, I tried to kind of adapt to baseball. I have to say it was a bit challenging. In my first game, I was proud because I hit the ball on the back. It's a really good shot in cricket. I was like, well look, what I did. But people didn't appreciate it."
"In cricket when you run, you always take your bat with you. So I also ran between base with my bat as well. So eventually, I realised baseball was a bit difficult. I can adjust on many things, but I'm going to stick to cricket," he said.