Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar said that he wants cricket to be a part of the Olympic games as it would help make the sport more global.
Speaking at the launch of a book on gymnast Dipa Karmakar, he said that if cricket is a part of the Olympic game, it will help the sport in reaching every household across the globe.
“Being a cricketer, I will say that the game needs to be globalised, without any doubt,” Sachin said.
“Some-time ago, I was there at the 2016 Rio Olympics. I also spoke to Mr Thomas Bach (IOC President), and told him that I feel cricket should be included (in the Olympics),” he said.
“He (Bach) was under the impression, five days how can we … cricket is one of those few sports where there are multiple versions – One Day, T20, T10, by the time they (IOC) introduce cricket in the Olympics, — it might be 5 overs or whatever,” He said.
“But I think, the game (cricket) should be there (in the Olympics). Being a cricketer I would want that to happen. I am looking forward to it, without any doubt,” he added.
Even the International cricket council has previously stated that it will campaign for the sport to be part of 2028 Olympics.
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