Cricketers Murali Vijay, R Ashwin wish Rio-bound Indian athletes

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Kingston, Aug 2: As countdown for the Rio Olympics 2016 has begun, Team India cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay extended their best wishes to the Rio-bound Indian contingent.

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BCCI posted the videos on its Twitter handle in which Ashwin and Vijay were seen greeting the Indian athletes.

Cricketers Murali Vijay, R Ashwin wish Rio-bound Indian athletes

The cricketers, who are on the West Indies tour for four-Test series, conveyed their regards from rest of the Indian side and hoped India performs well at Rio de Janeiro.

Here is what Murali Vijay had to say:

This is how R Ashwin wished the Indian athletes:

Meanwhile, Indian athletes have started arriving at the Olympic Village and started preparing themselves for the sporting extravaganza, starting August 5.

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207 nations are participating this time at the Rio Olympics 2017. A total of 119 athletes are representing India in 15 sports. This is India's biggest ever contingent for the mega event.

India is hoping it's best ever performance at Olympic this time as their are several contenders for medal.

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Story first published: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 11:01 [IST]
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