India’s Olympic success euphoria is still not over. Actor Amitabh Bachchan says Indians should be proud of her athletes as they bring the greatest glory to the nation.
The 73-year-old actor shared his views on social media about sports and said people should understand an athlete before pointing fingers at them.
“Sport, sports people bring the greatest glory to a nation .. they need love and care and recognition and respect… COME ONN INDIA,” he wrote on Twitter.
In another post, he tweeted, “Sports builds the identity of a nation… And we shall build that… by next, to next Olympic, we shall be up there among the honours!!!”
Citing the example of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, Bachchan wrote in his blog, “Saina Nehwal the world Champion in Badminton, drops by to the sets to meet up and what an honour it is… She is recovering from an injury to her knee and is doing well”.
“I saw Saina play her game at the Rio 2016 and saw her losing to an adversary that she had beaten many times over…But she was hampered by her injury to her knee… Could not bend, could not lunge, could not express speed on the court but she played despite the debilitating injury,” he continued.
The Piku star mentioned that it is not morally correct to criticise the efforts of athletes because they work really hard.
It is not clear whether the actor was referring to an adverse comment from journalist Shobha De about the Rio Olympian. She has not responded after that. Is is surprising that Deepika Padukone who has played badminton at highest level has not commented about Saina Nehwal’s success. – CINEWS