Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has urged fans to support Indian athletes participating at the Asian Games 2018. The multi-sport event starts today with the opening ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) main stadium in Jakarta. The sports activities at the Asian Games 2018, however, will begin from August 19 onwards and the games will end on September 02. Meanwhile, Tendulkar took to social media site Twitter to post his message for the fans. Asian Games 2018 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming and Telecast in India: Here’s How to Watch Asiad Online and on TV From Jakarta Palembang.
Tendulkar, in his post, requested fans to follow the Indian athletes at the Asian Games 2018. “The #AsianGames2018 are here. The best way we can support our athletes representing India is to watch them do what they do best. Let’s show them our true mettle and with pride bring home some metal, guys!” wrote Tendulkar.
The #AsianGames2018 are here. The best way we can support our athletes representing India 🇮🇳 is to watch them do what they do best. Let’s show them our true mettle and with pride bring home some metal, guys! 🏅🥈🥉
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 18, 2018
Neeraj Chopra, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, will be India's flag-bearer at the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony. Around 572 Indian athletes (312 men and 260 women) will take part in the Asian Games 2018 and these athletes will be competing in 36 sports, which spans over to 41 events. 2018 Asian Games Schedule PDF Download in IST: Full Fixtures With Match Timings of Indian Contingent at Jakarta Palembang Asiad.
In the last edition of Asian Games, which was held in Incheon in 2014, India managed to bag 57 medals (11 gold, 10, silver and 36 bronze) and finished eighth on the medals tally. At the 2010 Asian Games, India had secured 65 medals.