Trump’s pronunciation’s of names of Indian cricket greats lights up social media

President Trump was addressing hundreds of individuals packed into the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad as he kicked off his first official go to to India Monday.

Standing on a glass-fronted dais within the 110,000-capacity venue, Trump praised India’s Bollywood film business earlier than shifting on to the game of cricket, which is sort of a faith throughout India.

To the gang’s delight, he singled out Sachin Tendulkar, India’s most revered cricket star and one of many world’s best batsmen, and captain Virat Kohli, who can be an icon within the nation.

“This is a country where your people cheer on some of the world’s great crickets players from ‘Soo-chin Tendulkerr’ to ‘Virot Ko-lee,'” the president, stated to an enormous roar.

But the response on social media was extra blended about his pronunciations.

Even the governing physique of world cricket joined in, with a tweet poking enjoyable at Trump’s less-than-perfect grasp of their names.

“Sach-, Such-, Satch-, Sutch-, Sooch-, Anyone know?” it posted with an accompanying GIF.

It’s not the primary time Trump has had pronunciation difficulties, with Namibia, Tanzania, Nepal and Bhutan offering difficult for the president up to now.

President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been talking on the “Namaste Trump” occasion initially of his 36-hour go to to India.

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