"Cricket is a shared passion of Australia and India," Modi said in a tweet. "I thank PM Tony Abbott for hosting me at the iconic ... ground."
Modi said he was looking forward to meeting international leaders during the ASEAN, East Asia Summit and G-20 which he will be attending during his visit to three countries--Myanmar, Australia and Fiji--from November 11 to 19.
Terming his visit to Australia as "special and historic" that was taking place after 28 years by any Indian Prime Minister, Modi tweeted, "In Australia I will meet the country's top leadership and am honoured to have been given an opportunity to address the Australian Parliament."
He said, "Starting 11th November I would be travelling to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji to participate in various summits."