Imagined what it would look like if India’s biggest sporting heroes come under one roof? That is what ‘Sports Heroes’ have managed to orchestrate, getting the country’s icons together to sing the Indian national anthem. From yesteryear greats like Mahesh Bhupathi and Dhanraj Pillay, there are modern day greats like Sania Mirza and Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar.
Former batting great Sunil Gavaskar, Sania, Sushil, Pillay, Sushil, former football captain Baichung Bhutia, Bhupathi, shooter Gagan Narang and Sachin Tendulkar form the cast. Each icon gets to sing two lines of the anthem.
Tendulkar has often spoken about how the National Anthem gave him goosebumps every time stepped on a cricket field, just before a match. Sania’s stunning run over the past year has ensured that Indian national anthem has been ringing in full volume in Tennis courts across the world. Sadly, the Tennis ace is called anti-national and ‘Pakistani’ by certain groups in the country. Pillay, former India Hockey captain makes an appearance in front of the camera after a long time and so does Bhupathi, who now owns an academy, honing the skills of young kids.
Bhutia and Narang also make fleeting but important appearances. The video ends with the legends paving the way for kids in the nation to carry on the baton, helping India soar to new heights with their sporting prowess in the years to come. Watch the spine-chilling video here: