Former English footballer David Beckham was swept off his feet by the buzzing atmosphere at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium as he met Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and cricketer Virat Kohli hours before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final between India and New Zealand on Wednesday.
Beckham is currently visiting India as UNICEF’s Goodwill ambassador to promote equality and girl empowerment.
Apart from meeting Sachin and Virat, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid footballer also met a bunch of young UNICEF volunteers in India.
Both Beckham and Sachin posed with young UNICEF volunteers on both sides of the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy.
Beckham walked the entire Wankhede ground with the young volunteers from UNICEF.
The footballer did strike up a conversation with Virat, who broke the record with his 50th ODI century on Wednesday. Sachin also joined the conversation.
Beckham also met with Indian bowling all-rounder Kuldeep Yadav. Right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Siraj and Sachin also appear in the background.
New Zealand players Tim Southee and Trent Boult talked to Beckham on the stadium ground.
India won the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, setting the highest total in a knockout match. Virat Kohli reached his 50th ODI ton, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored 49 runs against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup match at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in 2012.