WATCH: Indian cricketers extend unconditional support for country's Olympic-bound contingent

BCCI’s official Twitter account shared a video in which cricketers urged the citizens to support the athletes.

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Mithali Raj extended their support | ScreengrabThe members of the Indian cricket team (both men and women) have extended their unconditional support to the country's Olympic-bound contingent and urged fellow citizens to keep the morale of the athletes high.

BCCI’s official Twitter account uploaded a video on Saturday (July 10), in which the likes of Mithali Raj, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jemimah Rodrigues, Ajinkya Rahane, Harleen Deol were seen saying "Cheer 4 India."

"The BCCI proudly joins the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri @narendramodi in extending our wholehearted support to the Team India Athletes @Tokyo2020. They have trained hard and are raring to go. Let us get together and #Cheer4India," the Indian board captioned the post.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has already announced that boxer Mary Kom and men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh would be the flag bearers for the Indian contingent at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics while wrestler Bajrang Punia will be the flag bearer at the closing ceremony.

"The flag bearers for the Indian contingent of Tokyo 2020 for the opening ceremony on July 23rd are Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh," IOA president Narinder Batra said in an official letter.

"The flagbearer for the Indian contingent at the closing ceremony on August 8 will be Bajrang Punia," the letter further stated.

Batra also confirmed that the total contingent for the Olympics would be around 126 athletes and 75 officials.

(With ANI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 11 Jul, 2021

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