In the big clash of the semifinal match, India and New Zealand are currently locking horns against each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After having won the toss, India opted to bat first and delivered a target of 398 runs. The Kiwis are already on a flying start with now Indian fans wondering the outcome of the much anticipated clash. In the first innings of the match, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer hit magnificent centuries with New Zealand’s Tim Southee taking a 3-wicket haul.
On the occasion of such an important match for the whole of India, several dignitaries have graced the occasion with their presence with English Football legend David Beckham marking his extraordinary presence at the Stadium. The former footballer is a renowned player who is certainly a legend and an inspiration for ages to come.
With a social motive!
David Beckham is on a three-day visit to India as the UNICEF goodwill ambassador. In a gender inclusivity oriented collaboration, the International Cricket Council and UNICEF joined hands with an aim to combat gender discrimination and bring empowerment to women through cricket. Earlier in the match today, David was seen talking to both Indian and New Zealand players along with Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. He posed with Tendulkar who is yet another ambassador for UNICEF, together they posed and had an empowering conversation with various cricketers.
“I am so humbled”, says David
In between the ongoing campaign, David Beckham certainly considers himself lucky to mark his presence in India just at the right time.He reckoned that he is fortunate enough to come to India, and be able to witness some rare and special moments in the country. He remarked “I am in India at the very right time. I have seen the Diwali, today I saw Virat Kohlibat and reached his 50th century”. He further added that “I am lucky to witness history, coming to India for the first time and I came to India at the right time as well- I am so humbled.”