Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India]March 9 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who had just watched the first day of the Border Gavaskar Trophy final at the Gujarat Stadium on Thursday, compared the game of cricket to India-Australia relations, saying both countries are working together to create A better world as cricket teams from both countries compete to be the best in the world.
After leaving the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Albanese tweeted: “As two cricket-loving nations, Australia and India share a fierce but friendly rivalry. At the heart of the game is genuine respect that reflects the affection and friendship between our two peoples.”
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“On the field, Australia and India are competing to be the best country in the world. Off the field, we are working together to build a better world. Prime Minister @narendramodi and I had the honor of opening the 4th Test in Gujarat today. Best wishes to all Good luck to the players (but go to Australia!),’ he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Australian Prime Minister have appeared in the fourth and final Border-Gavaskar Trophy test in Ahmedabad to celebrate “75 years of friendship” between the two countries.
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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi tweeted: “Cricket is a love shared by India and Australia! Happy to witness the India-Australia test in Ahmedabad with my good friend PM @AlboMP content. I’m sure it will be an exciting game!”
Before the match, both prime ministers were greeted with ovations as they circled the huge sports arena to celebrate 75 years of India-Australia friendship.
The hosts made just one change during the game, with Mohammad Shami replacing pacer Mohammad Siraj, who was given a rest given his workload. Australia made no changes to their winning team in the third Test.
Australia won the toss, with captain Steve Smith opting to bat first against India in the fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
PM Modi presented India captain Rohit Sharma with a Test cap, while the Australian Prime Minister handed “Baggy Green” to Australian skipper Steve Smith.
The Australian prime minister, who arrived in India on Wednesday, joined Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat on the same day for Holi celebrations at Raj Bhawan in the state capital, Gandhinagar.
“Honored to celebrate Holi in Ahmedabad, India. Holi’s message of revival through good over evil is a lasting reminder for all of us,” Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tweeted Posted colorful photos celebrating Holi with flowers and colours.
The Australian Prime Minister visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad that day to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel accompanied the Prime Minister of Australia on his visit to the Ashram. During the visit, Albanese took a full tour of the ashram.
The Australian Prime Minister tweeted after arriving in India: “Warm welcome to Ahmedabad, India. Beginning of an important journey for the Australia-India relationship.” (Ani)
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