Star India Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra marked his presence in the eliminator game between Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz in Navi Mumbai on Friday. WPL’s official Twitter handle shared a video also where Chopra talked about his experience of meeting the women’s cricket team.
Back in January, Neeraj also met the U-19 women’s star on the eve of their U19 T20 Women’s World Cup final against England. Talking about the same thing, Neeraj said, “I felt great. It was the first time I met the Indian Women’s Cricket Team and it felt great to watch India win the World Cup in South Africa.”
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“Today, I’ve come again to meet them and it feels so good to see the environment of the tournament, people supporting women’s cricket, the kind of matches being played and the competition…it’s so good to witness,” he added.
“In the Olympics, both men and women compete but it feels so good to see women’s cricket get recognition and support from people.”
Neeraj Chopra bow down when he joined the celebration with India U-19 team – Man with a big heart. pic.twitter.com/PyUBIh6ZVl
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Olympic gold medalist also requested people to back the players when they are going through a lean patch.
“We cannot always perform well and that is when we need support from people the most.”
“The athletes themselves go through hard times. Keep supporting them. Such things happen in sports,” he added.
Earlier, India’s golden boy became the second Indian and the first Indian male to seal a medal at the World Athletics Championships. Neeraj also became the first Indian to win the Diamond League title back in September.