Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are battling it out in the finals of Indian Premier League 2018 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Their day was made even better, as Indian PM Narendra Modi conveyed special messages to the two finalists Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
PM Modi record a special video along with this message, “My best wishes to both teams, @ChennaiIPL, and @SunRisers for the finals. Have a wonderful game! May the spirit of sportsmanship be furthered in our society.” In the video along with the message, Prime Minister Modi also spoke about the importance of the Fit India Challenge and expressed happiness that country has lapped up the initiative with open arms.
#HumFitTohIndiaFit— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 27, 2018
My best wishes to both teams, @ChennaiIPL and @SunRisers for the finals. Have a wonderful game! May the spirit of sportsmanship be furthered in our society – Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi.
@PMOIndia @Ra_THORe @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/OOnEdTdw2i
He said in his radio program ’Mann ki Baat’ on Sunday, “When I say ‘Fit India’, I believe that the more we play, the more we will inspire the country to come out & play. People are sharing videos of Fitness Challenge on Social Media; Everybody is now getting connected with this Fit India Campaign.”
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar lauded the initiative and said, ”People from the film fraternity, sports, common citizens, members of armed forces, school teachers or even those toiling in fields and farms, their rising notes are building up to a crescendo. For me, it’s heartwarming that captain of Indian Cricket team Virat Kohli ji has included me in his challenge and I too have accepted his challenge.”