Howdy Modi: Donald Trump Jokes About Visiting India To Watch NBA Match

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In his announcements to strengthen ties between both the countries, President, Donald Trump spoke about the first-ever NBA basketball match happening in India

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:

In his address to the massive crowd at 'Howdy Modi!', President of the United States Donald Trump welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he has come to Houston along with PM Modi to celebrate everything that unites both the countries together. He thanked the entire Indian-American community and expressed his love for the people. In his resolve to strengthen ties between both the countries, US President, Donald Trump spoke about the first-ever NBA basketball match happening in Mumbai, next week.

NBA's first game in India to happen next week

The President invited himself to the basketball match in Mumbai, President Trump saying, " Next week thousands of people will gather in Mumbai to watch the first-ever NBA basketball match in Mumbai, India.  Am I invited Mr. Prime Minister? I may come, be careful I may come." 

Trump also further discussed issues about expanding the US-Indian commercial relationship in the department of energy and security.

READ | Mumbai to witness NBA's first-ever games on Indian soil in October

National Basketball Association (NBA) will be bringing two of their teams - Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings to play in Mumbai on October 4 and 5 at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI). The initial announcement was made by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco in Mumbai in December 2018. This will mark the first games the NBA has played in India and the first games staged in the country by a North American sports league. This was especially highlighted by US President Donald Trump.

READ | Howdy Modi: Trump talks about first NBA match to be hosted in India

History created with 'Howdy Modi Event'

The cultural program before Prime Minister Modi's address showcased more than 400 Indian-American artists from Texas and other parts of the United States together and portrayed how the community is woven together as one in America. Prime Minister Modi and President Trump also spoke on various issues on the lines of trade, commerce, energy, and terrorism.

READ | 'Howdy Modi': PM Modi indicates Growing Synergy between India and US

READ | Howdy, Modi! : Euphoric response at NRG Stadium as celebrations begin

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