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On Tuesday, legendary batsman and retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will communicate with the Tokyo Olympics-bound Indian athletics team. The athletics events at the Olympics start on July 31 and it will run through August 9. It will be a virtual send-off ceremony for the Indian athletics team as they wait eagerly to interact with former batsman Tendulkar. “The great Sachin will be speaking to our Tokyo 2020 bound Indian athletics team tomorrow at 4:15 pm (IST).

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the Indian athletes’ bound for Tokyo Olympics. Prime Minister Modi talked about the inspirational courses of some of the athletes on Mann Ki Baat, besides urging the nation to come forward and wholeheartedly support them.

Earlier this month, AFI announced a 26-member team to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. AFI President Adele J. Sumariwalla said that the federation is looking forward to a good show by the team.

Sachin Tendulkar to interact with the Indian athletics team on Tuesday. He also stated it was crucial that as many as 12 individual athletes and our 4x400m mixed relay team had attained entry standards, laid down by World Athletics, to secure automatic berths.

Dutee Chand (women’s 100m and 200m), MP Jabir (men’s 400m Hurdles), Gurpreet Singh (men’s 50km race walk) and Annu Rani (women’s Javelin Throw) are assured of entries on the strength of their rankings.

The Team:

Men: Avinash Sable (3000m Steeplechase) 

MP Jabir (400m Hurdles)

M Sreeshankar (Long Jump), 

Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Shot Put), 

Neeraj Chopra and 

Shivpal Singh (Javelin Throw).

KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Rohilla (20km Walk) 

Gurpreet Singh (50km Walk); 4x400m relay

Amoj Jacob, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Anas, Naganathan Pandi, Noah Nirmal Tom; 4x400m Mixed Relay: Sarthak Bhambri, Alex Antony.

Women: Dutee Chand (100m and 200m); Kamalpreet Kaur and Seema Antil-Punia (Discus Throw) and Annu Rani (Javelin Throw); Bhawna Jat and Priyanka Goswami (20km Walk) and (Mixed 4x400m Relay): Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan & Dhanlakshmi Sekha

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