IPL 2023: Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the DC vs. KKR match at Arun Jaitley Stadium
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, was observed as one of the high-profile spectators at the famed Arun Jaitley Stadium during the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL match on Thursday, just hours after the business opened India's second Apple store in Delhi's Saket.
Several images have gone viral showing Tim Cook standing in the grandstand, cheering on the teams alongside Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and her spouse Anand Ahuja. Rajeev Shukla, the Congress leader, can also be seen in the photos.
Tim Cook is currently in India, where two Apple stores will open. The first retail location opened in Mumbai on Tuesday, and the second in Delhi on Thursday. The iPhone manufacturer has expressed interest in development plans, including manufacturing the latest devices, because Apple sees India as a long-term market. Apple employs approximately 1 lakh people in India at the moment. According to sources, this figure is anticipated to rise to 2 lakh in the next years.
On Wednesday, Cook also visited with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Cook expressed optimism about long-term collaboration with India.
Cook last visited India in 2016, when the tech giant was only starting to expand its operations there.