The winner of an astounding 23 gold medals in Olympics was in town for promotional activity and dropped in for some time at the Kotla in the evening.
"Phelps has never watched cricket and it was a perfect occasion for him to get a taste of India's most popular sport. He came as a guest of Delhi Capitals, who invited him through his sponsors," a senior BCCI official said.
The 33-year-old from Baltimore in USA is on his maiden visit to India. He came in after the match started and was around for an hour before leaving.
It was not known whether Phelps found the game as interesting as baseball or felt like yawning like it happened with tennis great Pete Sampras who tried to endure a day at the Lord's during an Ashes Test match.
First Published: March 27, 2019, 1:53 AM IST