President of India Ramnath Kovind mentions IPL and cricket ties during his speech in Australia-India Business summit

President Kovind was addressing the Australia-India Business council event in Sydney.

 President of India Ramnath Kovind addresses Australian Financial Review India Business Summit in Sydney | TwitterThe honorable President of India Ramnath Kovind is currently in Australia and on Thursday, 22nd Nov addressed the Australia-India Business Council event in Sydney.

India and Australia share a rich history and have always been keen competitors on the field of sports, mostly cricket. Whereas India has won the 50-over cricket World Cup two times, Australia has won the same tournament five times, including three consecutive wins from 1999-2007.

President Kovind asked the businessmen to take a leaf out of the cricketers and develop patience and apply themselves.

He said, “Businesspersons should borrow from cricketers. The most successful Australian batsmen in India have been those who have shown patience, read the conditions carefully, settled down for the long innings, nurtured dependable partnerships – and not fallen for spin!

The President was also appreciative of the international community showing faith and trust in India’s honest and reformist efforts, as he said that in 2017-18, India drew almost US$ 62 billion in FDI.

President Kovind also mentioned the Indian Premier League in his speech saying, “The Indian Premier League, recruits many high-performing and highly-paid cricket professionals from Australia –players, coaches and support staff. In their own way, the Indians in Australia and the Australians in India are showing us the future.

(Inputs from President of India’s official Twitter account)


By Jatin Sharma - 22 Nov, 2018

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