Cardboard stumps and diplomacy as Modi, Albanese parade at fourth Take a look at

AHMEDABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode on a cricket-themed golf cart Thursday for a lap of honour across the stadium bearing his title earlier than settling in to look at the fourth Take a look at together with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese.

Each leaders waved to cheering spectators as they had been pushed across the outfield earlier than play between India and Australia, flanked by cutouts of cricket bats and stumps.

The ceremony formally inaugurated the arrival of Australia’s Anthony Albanese in India by recognising each nations’ love of cricket.

“Celebrating 75 years of friendship by cricket,” Albanese wrote on Twitter alongside a beaming selfie with Modi from the stands.

Narendra Modi stadium is the world’s largest with a capability of 132,000 and seemed about half-full for the opening day of the deciding India-Australia Take a look at.

However hundreds of individuals left the grounds after each prime ministers departed after the primary hour for different engagements.

Australia have an opportunity to stage the collection 2-2 in Ahmedabad after two bruising defeats inside three days at first of their tour.

The hosts in the meantime want a win to clinch the collection and safe their berth within the World Take a look at Championship remaining, scheduled for June at The Oval in London.

Albanese is on a four-day journey to India and can focus on deepening commerce, defence and financial ties between the 2 nations over the following three days.