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Trump struggled to pronounce the names of India's two most famous sports stars at a rally to kick off his visit there

Donald Trump encountered some difficulty in pronouncing the names of two of India's greatest sportsman during his welcome speech on Monday.

Trump began his 36-hour trip to India by addressing 100,000 Indians at the "Namaste Trump" rally at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, the world's largest cricket stadium.

In his speech, Trump praised the Bollywood movie industry, mentioning the classic films "DDLJ" and "Sholay."

However, he had some trouble name-checking former Indian test cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar and current captain Virat Kohli.

"Your people cheer on some of the greatest cricket players, from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the greatest in the world," Trump said, to wild cheers.

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Moments before, Trump had quoted the Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda, but gave up half way through trying to pronounce his name and laughed it off.

"As the great religious teacher Swami Vive..kamun...nund once said, 'the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him, that moment I am free'," Trump said.

Despite the blunders, Trump got a warm reception from the huge crowd.

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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 'Namaste Trump Rally' at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2R) greets US President Donald Trump upon his arrival at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump sit next to a charkha, or spinning wheel, as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) looks on during their visit at Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) arrives to greet US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

People wait beside a street to catch a glimpse of US President Donald Trump's motorcade in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

People wait beside a street to catch a glimpse of US President Donald Trump's motorcade in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Members of the US Secret Service and Indian Special Protection Group (SPG) stand guard during 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The motorcade of US President Donald Trump drives along a road on its way to the Gandhi Ashra, in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump speaks during 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) speaks as US President Donald Trump (R back) listens during 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

A woman explains about a charkha, or spinning wheel, to US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump (L) during their visit at Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

A woman explains about a charkha, or spinning wheel, to US President Donald Trump (R)during his visit at Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

People listen to US President Donald Trump during 'Namaste Trump Rally' at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks as First Lady Melania Trump (R) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) listen during 'Namaste Trump Rally' at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump speaks during 'Namaste Trump Rally' at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (C) attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (C) attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Musicians on camel perform before 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (C), First Lady Melania Trump (R) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive to attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (R) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive to attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during 'Namaste Trump Rally' at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during 'Namaste Trump Rally' at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (L) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive to attend 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

A cutout of US President Donald Trump is seen as people wait beside a street to catch a glimpse of his motorcade in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (C) kisses White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) looks on upon their arrival at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) speaks with US First Lady Melania Trump as President Donald Trump looks on upon their arrival at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) walks with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Attendees wore "Namaste Trump" hats and thousands lined the streets near the stadium, according to The Washington Post.

The Post reported that city authorities built a large wall to hide from view a slum near the route of Trump's motorcade.

Trump, travelling with his wife Melania, visited the Taj Mahal later on Monday.

He is scheduled to meet Indian president Ram Nath Kovind and prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

India probably reveres cricket more than any other nation in the world, and its national players are treated like royalty.

Tendulkar himself holds several international records, and is widely considered the greatest batsman of the modern era. Kholi is currently the number one rated test batsman in the world.

Trump is not known to be a fan of the sport, and has never spoken about cricket publicly before. Confusion abounded in August 2015 when Trump started following an obscure Australian cricketer, Damien Martyn, on Twitter.

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