Narendra Modi is not averse to ‘Cricket Diplomacy’.
What he said:
“We celebrate the legend of Bradman and the class of Tendulkar together.
We are impressed by Australian speed as you are charmed by the Indian spin Until of course Shane Warne came along!”
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was all charm and humour in his address to the Australian parliament injecting references to three great cricketers, two Aussies and one Indian. He is the first Indian premier to visit the continent in 28 years.
What he really meant:
“Yeah, that’s what India-Australia relations have been all about for so many years. Cricket, cricket and more cricket. “
What he definitely didn’t:
“I’m sorry I left out all the Indian students Down Under. Some other time, perhaps. Can’t I label them ‘Made in India’ too?”