Legendary Actor Amitabh Bachchan Says Sportsmen Are Nation's Brand Ambassadors

| September 25 , 2018 , 16:06 IST

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan described sports as the identity of a nation and sportsperson the brand ambassadors.

The 75-year-old on Monday night took to his twitter account to share photograph along with the players of Indian men hockey team from the sets of reality TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati".

He captioned the photo, "Honouring the Indian hockey team on KBC Karmveer episode. Their dedication, their effort for the country is beyond compare. When we honour our country's sportsmen, we honour the nation. They are the pride of the nation. They are the pride and glory of the flag."

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The 75-year-old actor also took to his blog account to hail sports, "Sport is the identity of a nation. When we excel in a routine the world takes notice. Sportsmen are a nation’s brand ambassadors...For merit for glory for the recognition that we are blessed with".

Amitabh Bachchan also sought support for the Indian men's hockey team for the World Cup, which will be taking place in Odisha in November. 

"Our men's hockey team taking on in a month, the challenge of the World Cup to be held in Odisha in November, our pride our heroes. They need our support and encouragement. Come in large numbers to cheer for them in Bhubaneswar, Odisha," said the 75-year-old star.

"The cheers that surround the playing field is the adrenalin that players need for achieving victory," he added.