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SEE: Tendulkar, hockey teams clap in solidarity for India

Last updated on: March 22, 2020 20:40 IST

'The discipline & commitment we showed today needs to continue.'

Sachin Tendulkar

India's cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar hailed the efforts of the medical professionals, who are working tirelessly round the clock to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

VIDEO: Sachin Tendulkar/Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Thursday appealed to people to out in their balconies and clap to express their gratitude to the medical professionals combating the coronavirus outbreak. The appeal received a brilliant response as people across the country came out in their balconies and clapped to express their gratitude to the medical professionals.

"Today India came together even while staying in our homes. While we are at home there are many who are selflessly performing their duties. Thank you to each one of you for putting us before yourself. The discipline & commitment we showed today needs to continue," Tendulkar said in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday.

The Indian men's hockey team, who are currently based at the Sports Authority of India's centre in Bengaluru, clapped together from the balcony at 5pm IST.

VIDEO: Hockey India/Twitter

"Following suit are our #MenInBlue who clapped together in unison for #JantaCurfew. Doing our bit to stay safe, hope you do too!" Hockey India tweeted.

The women's hockey team also clapped on solidarity 'for a better tomorrow'.

VIDEO: Hockey India/Twitter

"Here's a grand round of applause for the spirit of an undying togetherness from our #IndianEves, clapping in solidarity for a better tomorrow! #IndiaKaGame #JantaCurfew," tweeted Hockey India.