Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shares a clip of him playing cricket and a photo of the Indian coastal town, Sindhudurg, on his official X account. He breaks his silence on the widespread row over a Maldives minister’s insulting remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, post his recent visit to Lakshwadeep.
In the post, Tendulkar talks about his 50th birthday celebration in Sindhudurg, praising the town’s gorgeous locations and wonderful hospitality. He also emphasizes India’s beautiful coastlines and islands and encourages the exploration of these areas with the “Atithi Devo Bhava” philosophy.
Former Indian player, Venkatesh Prasad, also condemns the Maldives minister’s remarks for India and suggests the development of India’s unexplored coastal towns into tourist destinations. He points out that Maldives is largely dependent on upmarket tourism, with over 15% of tourists coming from India.