'For f**k sake': Donald Trump butchers cricket greats' names in hilarious gaffe

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Donald Trump received a huge welcome during his visit to India this week, but his pronunciation of two cricket legends hailing from the nation didn’t go to plan.

The 45th President of the US was speaking at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday when he paid credit to India for the fine cricketers they have produced.

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“This is the country where your people cheer on some of the world’s greatest cricket players, from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli,” Trump said.

But it didn’t go according to plan after butchering the names and instead pronouncing ‘Soo-chin Tendulkar’ and ‘Vir-ot Kohli’.

US President Donald Trump smiles while addressing 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

The pronunciation had social media in stitches.

This included the English cricket team with fast-bowlers Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson getting in on the fun.

Pronouncing Tendulkar’s name correctly should have been of huge importance to Trump considering the Indian cricket legend’s standing as a hero in the nation.

Tendulkar is widely considered one of the best batsmen of all-time and is the leading run scorer in both Test and ODI history.

Kohli is also currently the World No.1 batsman and is set to go down as one of the best ODI players of all time.