The candid pictures of India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant and Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra have gone viral on the internet. Chopra shared the pictures from his official Twitter account. The pictures were clicked on the set of a photoshoot for JSW Sports, who own Delhi Capitals in the Indian T20 League, Bengaluru Football Club in the Indian Super League, and Haryana Steelers in the Pro Kabaddi League.
The duo got involved in a conversation on Twitter after Javelin Thrower shared the pictures. The 2021 Tokyo Olympics gold medal-winner captioned the images saying “Always easier when you have a friend with you to face the cameras! Great fun doing this with Rishabh bhai.” The wicketkeeper batter replied “You’re already a pro, Neeraj! Good luck with training and hope to catch up soon”.
Fans and famous personalities reactions
Fans and famous personalities such as comedian Vikram Sathaye and Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal have reacted to the tweets made by the duo. A user wrote “Two persons who make us proud.”
Both sporting personalities also praised each other. Pant hailed Chopra as the golden boy and thanked him for his achievement in Tokyo Olympics. “He is India’s golden boy. I don’t have words to express my excitement for what he did at the Olympics,”
Chopra in reply said that Pant belongs to a regular family, who has travelled a long way to follow his passion. “Like me, Rishabh belongs to a regular family and had to travel long distances to follow his passion for cricket. His focus was always on his training, just like mine. It felt good to hear that he too had faced struggles and then achieved so much in his career,” said Chopra.