Indian Prime Minister is currently on a trip to France and whilst addressing a speech he highlighted the growing presence of foreign players in India, and he went on to emphasise France national football team captain, Kylian Mbappe's rising popularity among Indian fans.
PM Modi said that the PSG star's fan following is more in India than that in his own native France. "French football player Kylian Mbappe is superhit among the youth in India. Mbappe is probably known to more people in India than in France," said PM Modi said while addressing the Indian community at La Seine Musicale in Paris.
PSG forward Kylian Mbappe is one of the most popular football stars in the world right now, on club and international level. His World Cup hat trick against Argentina in the World Cup 2022 final further boosted his popularity throughout the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived on Thursday is on a two-day official visit, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the airport. He was welcomed by French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne at the airport.
French PM Elisabeth Borne tweeted, "Welcome to Paris @narendramodi. As we celebrate 25 years of our strategic partnership, let's continue to deepen cooperation between France and India for ecological transition, education and culture."