Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, who is currently in India took time out to meet India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai on Tuesday. He had earlier met his Harvard classmate Anand Mahindra and RBI governor Shaktikanta Das during his India tour. The American business magnate later shared pictures with the cricketing legend on social media.
Gates, replying to Tendulkar’s tweet, used a cricketing pun in his reponse. He said that he was happy to know about Tendulkar’s work on children’s healthcare in India and hoped that if they work together they can score a century for progress.
“We are all students for life. Today was a wonderful learning opportunity to gain perspectives on philanthropy – including children’s healthcare, which our Foundation works on. Sharing ideas is a powerful way to solve the world’s challenges. Thanks for your insights Bill Gates,” Tendulkar had tweeted.
Check out the Twitter exchange here between the two here:
I had a great time learning more about your work in children’s healthcare. I’m optimistic that, working together, we can score a century for progress! https://t.co/JAPnjBQIwk
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) February 28, 2023
On Tuesday, The Mahindra Group Chairman had also shared pictures with Gates. He said that the two of them did not discuss IT or business but about how they could work together to multiply social impact, something which he termed refreshing.
Anand Mahindra even flaunted an autographed copy of his copy, the picture of which he shared on the micro-blogging site.
“Good to see @BillGates again. And, refreshingly, the entire conversation between our teams was not about IT or any business but about how we could work together to multiply social impact. (Though there was some profit involved for me;I got a free, autographed copy of his book😊),” he wrote along with the pictures.
Good to see @BillGates again. And, refreshingly, the entire conversation between our teams was not about IT or any business but about how we could work together to multiply social impact. (Though there was some profit involved for me;I got a free, autographed copy of his book😊) pic.twitter.com/lZjtnKwmMc
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 28, 2023
RBI Governor Das had also termed his meeting with Gates “excellent”, sharing that the two talked about financial inclusion, payment systems, microfinance and digital lending among other things.
Coming back to Tendulkar, the cricketing superstar has beeen associated with the Mumbai Indians as a team mentor ever since he retired from the IPL, playing for the same team. He has been listed as the “icon” of the franchise on their official webiste prior to IPL 2023. Before the IPL which begins on March 31, the inaugural season of the WPL will get underway on March 04.