We hear that Sachin Tendulkar has been approached too...
Salman Khan was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio Olympics 2016 last week, however this decision by the Indian Olympic Association ran into controversy. Many sportsmen including Milkha Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt and Dhanraj Pillai slammed this decision, but a few stood by the Sultan actor and supported him. But, Salman Khan didn't bother and said he would focus on his duties.
We heard reports that the Indian Olympic Association had approached a few people including Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra to be the Goodwill Ambassador for the prestigious tournament. So is
Salman being replaced? NO! In fact, the IOA is getting in more people to be goodwill ambassadors to help a farther outreach. And Abhinav Bindra has accepted the invite TODAY!
As he revealed on social media, "Received a letter this afternoon from the President and Secretary General of the IOA inviting me to be a goodwill ambassador. I am humbled that they thought I am worthy enough for this honour. I respectfully accept this with gratitude."
He further revealed what he plans to do, "I have lived my life for the OG & have always done my best to work for the betterment of the Olympic movement in India & I will continue. While my focus will be to perform at Rio, I will be writing to every member of the Indian Olympic team & offering them any help they may want. Every Indian Olympian is a champion in his or her own right I would just be sharing my experiences with them! I would be open to doing this until the 15th of July & after that my focus will completely be towards my own performance until my event. Request every Indian citizen to whole heartedly support the INDIAN OLYMPIC TEAM #rio2016 #Indianolympicteam #indianolympiansarechampions"
Now, we wonder to see if Sachin Tendulkar also accepts and if any other sports star or actor is approached for this role. Check out the invite the ace shooter received today in the tweet below! Also tell us how excited are you to see
Salman Khan and Abhinav Bindra representing India at the Rio Olympics 2016 in the comments section below!
Also check out the story about how Karan Johar, Malaika Arora Khan and Kirron Kher supported Salman in the video right here:
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