Rio Olympics: Cricketers, stars wish luck to India contingent
Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Amitabh Bachchan and Narendra Modi took to Twitter to send their good wishes.olympics 2016 Updated: Aug 06, 2016 01:53 IST
With India’s largest ever contingent set to take part at the Olympics, odds are the nation could surpass the tally from the London Games. Cricketers, celebrities and politicians alike have come out, tweeting their hearts out in support of the athletes.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, the goodwill ambassador for Indian Olympic Association, sent out a message before leaving for Rio.
India Test captain Virat Kohli, head coach Anil Kumble and rest of the boys joined in.
All the best to the Indian Contingent at Rio. Sending you all the best wishes and support from here! We are already proud of you. #Rio2016— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 5, 2016
Best of luck to the Indian participants at #Rio2016. Hope your hard work and efforts pay off.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 5, 2016
The Bachchans had words of support for the contingent as well.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi called the Games “a true celebration of sportsmanship”.