- Akash Vaishnav
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plays cricket: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plays cricket along with Jos Buttler and some English Players. Rishi Sunak meets English Players at his residence after their T20 triumph in 2022.
In November of last year, England secured their second ICC World T20 championship by defeating Pakistan with a five-wicket victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). This triumph closely followed their inaugural ICC ODI World Cup victory in 2019.
Rishi Sunak has expressed his love for the sport on numerous occasions. He has played cricket at an amateur level. He has previously played for the British Asians Cricket Club, a team made up of British Asian professionals. He has also played in the Lords and Commons Cricket Club.
In 2020, Rishi Sunak announced a £1.2 billion support package for UK cricket, which was facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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At his official residence at 10 Downing Street, Sunak played host to the members of England’s ICC World T20 championship-winning team. It’s not surprising that Sunak has a passion and knowledge for cricket, given his connections to both England and India.
After a reception for the England cricket team led by Jos Buttler, Sunak displayed his cricketing skills by playing some delightful drives and also rolling his arm over to good effect. Watch UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plays cricket and shows off his impressive cricketing abilities here:
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“It was a delight for me, as both the Prime Minister and an ardent cricket enthusiast, to extend a warm welcome to the triumphant World Cup-winning squad and the promising cricketers from the ACE initiative at 10 Downing Street.”
“English cricket is currently experiencing a thrilling period, with accomplishments in all forms of the game and the upcoming Ashes tournament set to take place in England this summer.”
“Cricket is a sport that caters to people from all walks of life, and I firmly believe that the team’s accomplishments will serve as an inspiration for youngsters from diverse backgrounds to take up the sport.” UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a statement.
Skipper Jos Buttler and white-ball coach Matthew Mott spearheaded the England cricket team’s delegation, which also featured ‘Man of the Tournament’ Sam Curran, as well as Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan, Phil Salt, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, and Richard Gleeson.
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