Athletes laud scribes on World Sports Journalists Day

Indian sportspersons on Thursday hailed journalists on the special occasion of World Sports Journalists Day. Athletes from different sports took to social media to pay tribute to the scribes who, according to them, are the link between sportspersons and fans.

Veteran India spinner Harbjahan Singh wrote on Twitter: On World Sports Journalists Day, I salute the wonderful fraternity of sports writers who bring our stories to you with such passion. I am grateful to all the sports journalists who have played an important role in my cricket journey. We owe a huge part of our sporting life to them.”

Former World No.1 shooter Anjali Bhagwat tweeted: “Happy World Sports Journalists Day to all our journalist friends, you all play a major role in our sports journey. Thank you very much for your support and love. We salute your efforts and dedication.”

Veteran India batsman Suresh Raina wrote on his Twitter handle: “Today, let’s dedicate this day to our sports journalist, who are the voice of all athletes. Happy World Sports Journalists Day to all my professional colleagues. I wish them all the best and would like to thank them for bringing sports to everyone.

Asian Games gold medal winning sprinter Hima Das tweeted: Congratulations to all the sports journalists on the ocassion of #WorldSportsJournalistsDay.”

Hockey star SV Sunil wrote on Twitter: “My best wishes and heartfelt gratitude to sports journalists on #WorldSportsJournalistsDay. We often forget the sacrifices you’ll make to cover sports and sportsperson. You’ll play a key role in our careers. Thank you for choosing to promote sports.”