Sundar Pichai predicts India vs England final in ICC Cricket World Cup

first_img Next Press Trust of India WashingtonJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 14:14 IST Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has predicted that India will face England in the World Cup finalsHIGHLIGHTSSundar Pichai has been rooting for India in the World CupHe recieved the Global Leadership Award during India Ideas Summit of USIBCPichai shared some of his cricket and baseball experiences in the United StatesGoogle’s Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai has predicted that India and England would clash in the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and said he was “rooting” for the men in blue to emerge victorious.Describing himself as a passionate cricket fan, the 46-year-old head of California-based internet giant said that when he came to the US, he found baseball a bit challenging.”It (ICC Cricket World Cup final match) should be (between) England and India. But, you know, Australia and New Zealand, these are all very, very good teams,” Pichai told a Washington audience that included US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top corporate executives from India and the US during the India Ideas Summit of USIBC wherein he received the Global Leadership Award on Wednesday.He was replying to USIBC president Nisha Desai Biswal who asked “who do you think is going to play the final match”.Pichai shared some of his cricket and baseball experiences in the United States.”When I first came here, I tried to kind of adapt to baseball. I have to say it was a bit challenging. In my first game, I was proud because I hit the ball on the back. It’s a really good shot in cricket. I was like, well look, what I did. But people didn’t appreciate it.”In cricket when you run, you always take your bat with you. So I also ran between base with my bat as well. So eventually, I realised baseball was a bit difficult. I can adjust on many things, but I’m going to stick to cricket,” he said.advertisement”There is a cricket World Cup going on. It’s a wonderful tournament… rooting for India to do well. But there’s a lot at stake here,” Pichai said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Match against India is a huge pressure game, says Imam-ul-HaqAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Kevin Pietersen reminds Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan’s woes after loss vs AustraliaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Sundar PichaiFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow India vs England Sundar Pichai predicts India vs England final in ICC Cricket World CupSundar Pichai, the CEO of Google has predicted that the ICC World Cup final will take place between India and England. He has also named New Zealand and Australia as the other potential teams to qualify for the finals.advertisementlast_img read more