Cricketers and Bollywood actors wish success to India's Tokyo 2020 contingent

From India cricket team captain Virat Kohli to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, everyone greeted the Indian contingent ahead of the Olympics...

By Olympic Channel Writer

The Indian contingent for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, slated to get underway from July 23, was greeted by India's top cricketers and Bollywood actors who wished them success in Tokyo.

Significantly, India will be fielding their largest contingent at Tokyo 2020, with 127 athletes participating across 18 disciplines. It will also be a golden opportunity for the Indian contingent to better their best-ever medal haul at the Olympics that was recorded at London 2012. India had then clinched six medals which included two silver and four bronze.

Some of India's best prospects include archer Deepika Kumari, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, shuttler PV Sindhu, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, boxer Amit Panghal along with shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Elavenil Valarivan.

But before they take on the big stage, let us have a look at how the superstars from the other walks of life, cheered them up:

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Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who has 100 international centuries under his belt, believes that Indian contingent are ready to face the challenge at Tokyo 2020. 

“All of us have faced challenges, including our athletes, and I know that they are getting geared up to give their best in the Tokyo Olympics. Let's cheer for India,” Tendulkar said, in a video message, posted by the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI).

Virat Kohli

Current India cricket team captain Virat Kohli, meanwhile, urged the nation to back the Indian athletes at Tokyo 2020.

"Watch our Indian athletes in the Tokyo Olympics," Kohli said, in a video message, also posted by BCCI.

Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain-turned-board president Sourav Ganguly also extended his best wishes for the Indian contingent along with an inspiring video on the Tokyo-bound athletes from the country.

Mithali Raj

India women's team captain Mithali Raj, who recently surpassed her English counterpart Charlotte Edwards as the most runs scorers in international cricket, also showed her support for the Indian contingent.

Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar

Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, meanwhile, poured in their wishes through a campaign for the official broadcasters in India for Tokyo 2020.

Anil Kapoor

Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor, known for his role in Danny Boyle's Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, extended his support for the Indian contingent while donning a jersey with India imprinted at its back.