Football Meets Cricket: David Beckham joins Sachin Tendulkar at the India-New Zealand semi-final showdown


Beckham, a global footballing icon, caught up with one of the greatest cricket players of all time and ICC Global Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai ahead of India's semi-final clash against New Zealand.

Beckham is one of the biggest names in world sport, boasting of a legendary career for England and for some of the most prominent football clubs in the world including Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Beckham is on a visit to India in his role as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

The footballing star and Tendulkar, Tendulkar, who is also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, walked around the stadium, soaking in the excitement and accepting the warm reception from the fans. A near-full Wankhede stadium honoured these legends with cheers and applause.

Beckham was seen interacting and sharing his experience with the players from both sides ahead of the all-important semi-final.

David Beckham with India players

The duo also posed with the Cricket World Cup trophy before the game. Only four sides remain in contention for the World Cup. While India and New Zealand feature in the semi-final today, Australia and South Africa will fight it out at Kolkata tomorrow.

David Beckham greets fans in Mumbai

The winners of these respective contests face each other in the final in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19.

David Beckham and Sachin Tendulkar with CWC23 trophy
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