KATHMANDU: Former Indian national cricket team skipper Sachin Tendulkar who came to Nepal for a UNICEF programme, visited Pashupatinath Temple, this morning.
Tendulkar, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, came to Kathmandu on Friday as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) goodwill ambassador.
Tendulkar joined former Nepali national team captain Binod Das to play a friendly cricket match alongside children at TU Stadium in Kirtipur on Saturday. The game was organised by UNICEF and European Union Programme — comemoration of 30 years of UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
Team Sachin won the game by nine wickets.
Sachin is the second sports superstar to come to Nepal under the UNICEF programme. UNICEF Nepal had invited former England International David Beckham in 2015. Beckman, also the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, visited Bhaktapur Durbar Square and played a charity match with school children at Taumadi. Beckham also gave shots for a documentary — David Bekham: for the Love of the Game.