When Chris Martin bowled and Sachin Tendulkar batted, in pics

Coldplay lead singer Christ Martin and Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar visited Mumbai's Gadage Maharaj School. They held a demonstration for the students on the importance of global cleanliness.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2016 1:21 pm
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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and singer-songwriter Chris Martin did something special. As part of the Global Citizen India initiative 2016, Chris made a surprise visit at a Mumbai community school named Gadage Maharaj School, Kurla on Friday morning, along with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Chris, who is the curator of the Global Citizen Festival, was also accompanied by minister Poonam Mahajan and Global Citizen’s CEO Hugh Evans. Tendulkar’s wife Anjali and Madhukeshwar Desai – National VP, were also present.

Chris and Tendulkar met around 120 students at the school and spent some quality time with them. They demonstrated the importance of washing hands and the correct way of doing so. Tendulkar, a UNICEF Brand Ambassador, spoke on cleanliness. Chris also discussed about global cleanliness. They had a participatory session where even school kids took turns to speak on sustainable development goals, in Marathi and English.

The two icons also gifted school supplies for the 600 children, aged from 5 to 15. They donated six laptops to help the students in their studies. Chris and Tendulkar later exchanged signed bats and guitars with the students.

Check out some exclusive pictures from their visit.

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The main concert of the Global Citizen Initiative will take place today. Chris Martin’s band Coldplay will be performing at the event. As many as 80 percent of the tickets for the gala event have been given away free to those taking social actions in support of Global Citizen India’s sanitation, education and gender equality campaigns across the country.

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Apart from Coldplay, Jay Z, Demi Lovato and The Vamps are also participating. Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif and more from Indian filmdom will be present at the maiden edition of the festival — expected to be attended by a crowd of around 80,000.