Tokyo Paralympics: Sachin Tendulkar told Para athletes a real life hero, said- the country can win so many medals
Tendulkar seeks support for Paralympic Games.
- Tokyo Paralympics start on 24 August
- Sachin seeks support for Paralympic Games
- He said- India can win more than 10 medals
Mumbai: Terming Para players as “real life heroes”, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar appealed to the countrymen to support the players participating in the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games will start on Tuesday. “It is time for the Paralympic Games and I appeal to all Indians to support the 54 sportspersons from the country participating in the Tokyo Games,” Tendulkar said in a statement on Monday.
‘If you have passion, you can do anything’
Tendulkar said that the journey of Para players teaches that one can do anything if there is passion and determination. “I believe that these women and men are not players with special abilities, but women and men with extraordinary abilities who are real life heroes for all of us,” he said. Tendulkar said, “Her journey of life teaches us what women and men can do with their passion, commitment and determination and serve as an inspiration to all of us.”
‘It is necessary to support every player’
He said that it is important to support every player participating in the Paralympics, regardless of the outcome. Tendulkar said, “I believe that if we can support our Paralympic players in the same way that we have been supporting our Olympic heroes and cricketers, then we can build a better society.” He said, ‘And it is necessary to encourage not only the medal winners but everyone. All the 54 players participating in the Paralympic Games will not win a medal.
‘Can win more than 10 medals this time’
Tendulkar expressed hope that this time India will be able to win more medals at the Paralympics. He said, ‘I am reading that we can win more than 10 medals this time. I hope we win more medals. We won four medals in Rio. If we win more than 10 medals this time, it will be a huge change that we all should celebrate.
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