On Saturday, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri had taken to social media to request all the fans to watch and support the team at the stadiums. In no time, it was Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli who also humbly requested the fans to back all athletes, and now, it was none other than the Master Blaster himself who appealed to all the fans to watch the team play at the stadiums.
Sachin Tendulkar had taken to his Twitter account, requesting the fans to support and encourage all athletes. Sachin's caption wrote,' C'mon India... Let's fill in the stadiums and support our teams wherever and whenever they are playing.'
“I feel it is important to support and encourage our athletes, be it football, hockey, badminton, tennis, wrestling, cricket. It is really important that we stand behind them. Our athletes go through rigours training sessions to bring laurels to our nation. The dream is to represent the nation and it is India,” he said.
In a humble appeal to the masses, Tendulkar said that it is the support of the well-wishers which is the best tonic any athlete could get.
"Guys we must stand behind our athletes, support them because getting support from our well-wishers is the best tonic any athlete can have. Let’s stand behind our team and support them. Come on, Team India. This is our time to show support to our athletes. And to the athletes – all the best!”
India, who are currently playing in the ongoing International Cup, face Kenya on June 4 at the Mumbai Football arena. It is expected to be a packed crowd after Chhetri's plea went viral all over social media.
The Indian football captain has been in excellent form as he scored a hat-trick in his previous match against Chinese Taipei where India comfortably won 5-0.