Google CEO Sundar Pichai opens upon his thoughts about the ongoing ICC wold Cup 2019 in an interview at India Ideas summit of USIBC where he has received Global leadership award in Washington.
The 46-year-old has described himself as a passionate core cricket fan. When he came to the US, he found baseball as a challenging sport.
When USIBC president Nisha Desai Biswal asked: “who do you think is going to play the final match?”.
He Replied: “ICC Cricket World Cup final match should be between England and India. But, you know, Australia and New Zealand, these are all very, very good teams,”
Pichai has shared some of his cricket and baseball experiences: “When I first came here, I tried to kind of adapt to baseball. I have to say it was a bit challenging. In my first game, I was proud because I hit the ball on the back. It’s a really good shot in cricket. I was like, well look, what I did. But people didn’t appreciate it.”
“In cricket when you run, you always take your bat with you. So I also ran between the base with my bat as well. So eventually, I realized baseball was a bit difficult. I can adjust on many things, but I’m going to stick to cricket,” he said.
“There is a cricket World Cup going on. It’s a wonderful tournament… rooting for India to do well. But there’s a lot at stake here,” – Sundar Pichai.