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Smriti Mandhana’s unique ‘Juggle like a Champ’ support for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Smriti Mandhana, Indian women’s cricket team player, has taken the ‘Juggle Like a Champ’ challenge, a unique supporting initiative ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be held in October.

cricket Updated: Sep 15, 2017 15:46 IST
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Smriti Mandhana, Indian women’s cricket team opener, took up the ‘Juggle Like a Champ’ initiative to express her support to the Indian football team ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be held in October.
Smriti Mandhana, Indian women’s cricket team opener, took up the ‘Juggle Like a Champ’ initiative to express her support to the Indian football team ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be held in October. (HT Photo)

The FIFA U-17 World Cup is one of the biggest footballing events for India. This is the first time ever that India will be hosting a football World Cup, and the hype is increasing among fans and celebrities alike as the tournament draws near. Since India are the hosts, they have got a direct entry into the tournament, starting from October 6 to October 28.

In order to ramp up support to the Indian football team ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, a campaign has been launched on the internet called ‘Juggle Like a Champ’ challenge. Many football fans in the country have already taken up the challenge and posted their videos on social media platforms, and now, celebrities are joining in too.

The ‘Juggle Like A Champ’ challenge was started by Olympics medal winner PV Sindhu, who had nominated Bollywood actor Sonu Sood for the same. After completing his challenge, Sood invited Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan to join the brigade. On his part, Shahrukh is yet to complete his challenge.

Recently, India Women’s cricketer Smriti Mandhana accepted the ‘Juggle Like A Champ’ challenge for which she was invited by badminton champion Kidambi Srikanth. Smriti, on her part, has invited her teammate Harmanpreet Kaur to join the online campaign.

Srikanth took the challenge meanwhile and invited Smirti to do the same, who in return has nominated her team-mate Harmanpreet to take it up.

Smriti asked Harmanpreet to show her support to the Indian football team in her message.

India are placed along with United States of America, Colombia and Ghana for the event in Group A.