Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Gul Panag cheer for Team India at Rio 2016

Aug 04, 2016, 17:24 IST | mid-day online correspondent

India cricketers Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan along with actor-politician Gul Panag took to Twitter to cheer the Indian contingent on and called on others to encourage their countrymen and women at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Rio Olympics 2016 is set to start from tomorrow.

India's biggest ever contingent is eyeing a historic medal haul when the 31st Olympic Games -- the first ever in South America -- get underway with the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

The Indians are eyeing their first ever double-digit medal haul riding on the sheer number of qualifiers this time, standing at 118 now after sprinter Dharambir Singh and shot-putter Inderjeet Singh were told to stay back after being caught in the dope net.

India cricketers Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan along with actor-politician Gul Panag took to Twitter to cheer the Indian contingent on and called on others to encourage their countrymen and women at the 2016 Games.

The country's top-level badminton doubles specialist Jwala Gutta also took to the micro-blogging site to cheer for her fellow compatriots.

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