Australian Prime Minister to Meet Sachin Tendulkar, Sports Pact to be Signed

Australian cricketers Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee will also  be present when Tony Abbott meets Sachin Tendulkar.

updated: September 03, 2014 18:28 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar has previously been honoured with Order of Australia - an honour for chivalry established in 1975.


Mumbai: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be meeting iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai on Thursday, from where he will be starting his two-day State visit to India.

Abbott will be meeting the legendary cricketer along with Aussie cricketing greats Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee, reflecting the strong cricket connections India and Australia share, Joint Secretary (South) in External Affairs Ministry Sanjay Bhattacharyya said. (Also read: Sachin Tendulkar excited to write his autobiography)

The Aussie Premier will be touching down in India's commercial capital in the afternoon and then plans to drop in at the prestigious Cricket Club of India (CCI) where he will have an interaction with the cricket stars.

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