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    Twitter Furore as Google CEO Pichai Poses With Indian Cricket Legend Tendulkar (Photo)

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    A known fan of Tendulkar and Indian cricket, the Google chief earlier said he hoped for an India versus England final match in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Twitter users have voiced excitement as Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar pose for a photograph in England on the sidelines of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

    With celebrities across various spheres enjoying the World Cup action, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Sunday, posted a picture of the two icons enjoying the encounter between India and England at the Edgbaston cricket ground.

    While Indian cricket fans were surely disappointed by India succumbing to England, they cheered for the picture showing ‘two apples of India's eyes’ posing together. Netizens also took pride in the fact that Pichai, now a US citizen, is still feeling Indian at heart and connects with his Indian roots despite two decades living in the US. Pichai was born in the Indian city of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu and joined Google as its vice-president of product management in 2004. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology where he completed his degree in metallurgical engineering.

    While both icons are appreciated for their simplicity despite their high stature in respective fields, one user joked that Pichai was redirected to the location as he was searching for the “god of cricket”, referring to the immense culture of hero-worship on the part of Indians in regards to Tendulkar.

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