Sachin Tendulkar praises India's female athletes on National Sports Day

Aug 30, 2017, 13:14 IST | A Correspondent

India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar yesterday called upon the nation to dedicate National Sports Day to all the sportswomen who have made the nation proud

Sachin Tendulkar and PV Sindhu
Sachin Tendulkar and PV Sindhu

India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar yesterday called upon the nation to dedicate National Sports Day to all the sportswomen who have made the nation proud.

The National Sports Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey maestro Major Dhyan Chand, who was often referred as 'The Wizard' for his incredible skills in the game. He was born on August 29, 1905.

On August 27, women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu won bronze and silver medals, respectively, at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow.

These apart from the fine showing by gymnasts Dipa Karmakar, grappler Sakshi Malik and paralympian shot-putter Deepa Malik at last year's Rio Olympics.

"We must all dedicate this #NationalSportsDay to the sportswomen of our country for making us proud in their respective fields. #LoveSports," Tendulkar tweeted.

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