Legendary batsman & former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday shared Nelson Mandela’s powerful quote on how sport has the power to change the world.
Legendary batsman & former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday shared former South Africa President Nelson Mandela’s quote on how sport has the power to change the world. The legendary batsman post came following the “Black Livers Matter” protests, which are taking place throughout the US after a Police Officer identified as Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck, leading to the latter’s death.
Sachin along with the quote also shared a video posted by the ICC on Friday. The short video is from the 2019 men’s ODI World Cup Final which was won by England. “Without diversity, cricket is nothing. Without diversity, you don’t get the full picture,” ICC had captioned the video.
The ICC had used the statement from the World Cup 2019 final which was decided on the last ball after both 50 over & super over tied between England & New Zealand at Lord’s. “Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite the world in a way that little else does.” Wise words,” Sachin tweeted.
In the video, Jofra Archer was seen delivering the last ball of the tournament which helped England to win the maiden title. Archer is a Barbadian who made his debut in May 2019 & got selected for England’s World Cup Squad. He impressed the world with his fury pace in Quadrennial tournament & the home Ashes.
Earlier Former West Indies Skipper Daren Sammy had made an appeal to the ICC & other Cricket boards to support the fight against social injustice & racism.