Kasprowics, who was the master of ceremonies, brought the house down when he said how Indians used to relish batting legend Sachin Tendulkar smashing him for fours and sixes.

It was as if India's Gross National Happiness is Tendulkar, he said.

Kasprowics, who hails from Queensland, also shook hands with Modi.

After his Summit talks with Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and addressing the Australian Parliament in Canberra, Modi will head to Melbourne on Tuesday evening where he is scheduled to pay a visit to the iconic MCG.
    
The MCG can accommodate over a lakh people.
    
"Cricket is a shared passion of Australia and India. I thank PM@Tony AbbottMHR for hosting me at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground," said Modi on Twitter, ahead of his visit.

It is rare for foreign leaders to be hosted at the stadium where Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones and Madonna have performed and where pope John Paul III held a mass in 1986.
    
Kasprowicz, 42, was known for his swing and relentless and hard-working approach, and was particularly known for his contributions in 2004 to Australia's success in the Indian subcontinent.

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