Google CEO Sundar Pichai Predicts India Vs England Cricket World Cup 2019 Final
Washington: Google’s Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai has predicted that India and England would clash in the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Speaking to a Washington audience, the 46-year-old expressed his support for Virat Kohli’s side to emerge victorious.
“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 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 also 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,” Pichai said.
“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 mentioned.
“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 added.