‘Let’s cheer for India’ – Sachin Tendulkar wishes the Indian contingent ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Previously, Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj too had come forward to wish and support the Olympic-bound athletes.
Updated - Jul 19, 2021 5:09 pm
Due to Covid-19, most of the sporting events were either postponed or cancelled last year. The sports world was paused and the onlookers were yearning to watch some live action. However, gradually things got back to normal as sports resumed and is now played in bio-secure bubbles. The Tokyo Olympics is also set to kick start from Thursday and on account of it, India’s legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar has extended his wishes to the participants.
It is a no-brainer that the journey of these athletes who have made it to this level has been tough. Pointing out the challenges and hurdles faced by the athletes in sports, Sachin Tendulkar pinned his hopes on the Indian contingent that is participating in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He hoped that the players give their best shot and bring laurels to the country.
There are a total of 119 athletes in the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared Sachin’s message on its Twitter handle. They captioned the video as: “The legendary @sachin_rt is cheering for our Indian athletes at @Tokyo2020.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 19, 2021
Let’s cheer for India: Sachin Tendulkar
In a mega event like Olympics, there are a lot of expectations and pressure on the players. Thus, the words of inspiration from one of the greatest sportsperson of the country will certainly help in uplifting the confidence of the athletes. “All of us have faced challenges, including our athletes, and I know that they are getting geared up to give their best in the Tokyo Olympics. Let’s cheer for India” said Tendulkar.
Previously, Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj too had come forward to wish and support the Olympic-bound athletes in a video shared by the BCCI. The Indian cricket Board has united with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in extending its ‘wholehearted’ support to the athletes for the big mission. Indian boxer and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom and the captain of India’s men’s hockey team, Manpreet Singh will be the flag bearers of the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
“The BCCI proudly joins the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in extending our wholehearted support to the Team India athletes at Tokyo 2020. They have trained hard and are raring to go. Let us get together and Cheer 4 India,” the Indian cricket board had tweeted.