August 2, 2016 10:36:09 pm
Former India skipper Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday flew to Rio to attend the 2016 Olympics after the ace batsman was invited by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
Tendulkar who is also the goodwill ambassador for Indian Olympic Association flew to cheer for India on Tuesday.
Tendulkar took to social media and updated a picture of his on Twitter account that said, “Thrilled to go to Rio and cheer for team India! Chalo Rio mein tiranga lehraein!!!! Come on team India!”
“This will be Tendulkar’s first visit to the Olympics games. Tendulkar, during his visit he would also be meeting the Indian contingent to wish them well for the games,” a source close to Tendulkar said.
“Sachin recently visited the government hospital in Mumbai to get a yellow fever vaccination which is mandatory for countries like Brazil,” he added.
His trip to Rio comes amid speculation that cricket could be included in the 2024 Games roster.
Thrilled to go to Rio and cheer for team India! Chalo Rio mein tiranga lehraein!!!! Come on team India! pic.twitter.com/Op1gRA1Arp
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1 August 2016
Tendulkar met the Rio-bound Indian wrestling contingent — comprising Narsingh Yadav, Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari, Sakshi Malik, Ravinder Khatri, and Hardeep earlier.
The former India great underwent a knee injury recently in London but was fit before flying to support the Indian contingent at Rio 2016 Olympics.
Sachin has been an active personality since his retirement from international cricket in 2014 and this goodwill ambassador for IOA was another feather in the hat for the cricketing giant.
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