The Indian Hockey team members, including Sreejesh PR and former player Sardar Singh, have shot for an episode for the quiz show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.
The megastar shared this news on his Twitter handle and called the sportsmen as the country’s “brand ambassadors”.
Amitabh on Monday night shared a photograph of himself along with the players of the Indian hockey team from the sets of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.
He captioned the image: “Honouring the Indian hockey team on KBC Karamveer episode. Their dedication, their effort for the country is beyond compare.
“Jab hum apne desh ki khiladiyon ko sammanit karte hai to hum desh ko bhi sammanit karte hai. Desh ka gaurav hai yeh, tirangey ki shaan aur maan hai yeh. (When we honour our country’s sportsmen, we also honour the nation. They are the pride of the nation. They are the pride and glory of the national flag).”
T 2942 – Honouring the Indian Hockey Team on KBC Karmveer episode .. their dedication , their effort for the country is beyond compare ..
जब हम अपने देश के खिलाड़ियों को सम्मानित करते हैं तो हम भारत को समानित करते हैं ,, देश का गौरव हैं ये ; तिरंगे की शान और मान हैं ये ,,🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Y6MrGteauY
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 24, 2018
Besides on Twitter, the 75-year-old actor also shared some info on his blog and wrote: “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.”
Through hi blog, Big B also sought support for the Indian men’s hockey team for the upcoming World Cup, which will be taking place in Odisha in November and December.
“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.
“The cheers that surround the playing field is the adrenalin that players need for achieving victory,” he added.
Meanwhile, Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman has collaborated with celebrated lyricist-poet Gulzar to create the official song for Hockey Men’s World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar 2018.
Delighted to announce that India’s pride @arrahman is creating official #HWC2018 Song with the legendary #Gulzar Sahab. At the Opening Ceremony of #HWC2018 Rahman will perform it Live, his first performance in Odisha. Let the musical symphony create magic#HeartBeatsForHockey pic.twitter.com/tt1Khwa5UG
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 21, 2018
Song titled “Jai hind hind, jai India” is penned by Gulzar.
The song is set to release at the Kalinga Stadium inauguration scheduled for early October. Rahman will also perform it live at the opening ceremony on November 27.