David Beckham was spotted in the crowd during the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup between India and New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The Inter Miami FC owner, 48, appeared to be having a good time as he mingled with other spectators in the stadium’s stands.
David, looking as youthful as ever and sporting a smooth face, was ever the gentleman as he politely posed for photos with two female fans during the match.
The father-of-four was spotted between two onlookers who looked happy to take a photo with the star.
Once it started, David took his seat next to glamorous Bollywood actress Kiara Advani and her actor husband Sidharth Malhotra.
Spectator: David Beckham was spotted in the crowd during the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup between India and New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday
Here he is! Once it started, David took his seat next to glamorous Bollywood actress Kiara Advani and her businessman husband Akash Ambani.
The former professional footballer looked typically dapper in a cream-coloured jumper, which he wore under a navy blue jacket and trousers.
David chatted to Kiara, who was dressed in a white tank top, which she teamed with a £485 Celine denim cap.
Kiara is an Indian actress who works in Hindi and Telugu films. She made her acting debut in the comedy film Fugly.
He was speaking in Mumbai before attending the start of the Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand.
David explained that his first contact with the UN children’s agency began when he was a teenager.
“My first involvement with UNICEF was when I was 17 years old in Thailand, when I was there with Manchester United, and I went to a women’s care centre,” he said.
‘But of course in my travels over the years I have seen how young girls are being left behind, they are not being given the same rights and the same equal opportunities as boys.
“So our focus for the last five to 10 years has really been on girls and it’s the same here.”
Say Cheese! David, looking as youthful as ever and sporting a smooth face, was ever the gentleman as he politely posed for a photo with two female fans during the match.
Looking good: The father of four was spotted between two onlookers who looked happy to take a photo with the star
Smart: The former professional footballer looked typically dapper in a cream-colored sweater, which he wore under a navy blue jacket and trousers
David said he believed sport could play a key role in children’s lives, just as it did in his own life.
‘It gave me the foundation for leadership, teamwork, discipline and focus. And just to have that confidence,” says the father of four.
“I have seen that when I have gone with UNICEF to different villages around the world, when I take a football to this village, these children’s faces light up.
“For that time when I’m playing soccer with them or they’re kicking a soccer ball, they forget everything else that’s happening around them that’s not good.”
David also revealed that his Inter Miami franchise signed Lionel Messi as ‘our gift to America and the MLS’.
On his first ever visit to India and in his role as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David admitted he still has to pinch himself when he sees the Argentina World Cup winner on the team sheet in Florida.
“It’s still hard to believe that when someone turns to me and says Inter Miami has Lionel Messi in their team, you know,” he said.
Watch: David chatted to Kiara, who was dressed in a white tank top, which she accessorized with a £485 denim Celine cap
Career: Kiara is an Indian actress who works in Hindi and Telugu films. She made her acting debut in the comedy film Fugly
Hanging out: Kiara was with her husband Sidharth Malhotra (pictured below right)
Guest appearance: David is seen on the field for the India vs New Zealand match
On the field: David with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, Sachin Tendulkar
“It is very proud for me as an owner to have such a player, the best player in the world, in our team.
“We always knew that bringing Leo to America, and not just Miami, was our gift to America and the MLS.
‘Because someone like that changes the game. You know, someone like that inspires a new generation of footballers.
‘And that’s why we wanted to bring Leo to the team. Of course we want to win championships. Of course we want to be the best team in the competition.
“But one of the reasons we bought it was to also inspire the next generation of football players in America.
‘To want to become a footballer. So bringing him does that and it’s important to us.”
Former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain star Messi shocked the football world when he turned down stratospheric offers from Saudi Arabia and elsewhere to join Inter Miami in July, seven months after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar .
The 36-year-old put Major League Soccer on fire with some great performances, but failed to guide Inter Miami to the play-offs this season.
David, who parlayed a successful career captaining England and winning the Champions League with Manchester United into a high-profile role as a rights lawyer and style icon, is co-owner of Inter Miami.