Indian players Sachin Tendulkar smiles after inspecting the wicket at the MCG in Melbourne, 24 December 2007.  India are continuing their preparations for the first Test against Australia, which starts 26 December 2007.  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE PUSH TO MOBILE SERVICES OUT                 AFP PHOTO/William WEST
Indian players Sachin Tendulkar smiles after inspecting the wicket at the MCG in Melbourne, 24 December 2007. India are continuing their preparations for the first Test against Australia, which starts 26 December 2007. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE PUSH TO MOBILE SERVICES OUT AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Rio de Janeiro: Sachin Tendulkar has met International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on the sidelines of the Rio Olympics here, which the Indian cricket icon termed as “wonderful”.

Tendulkar, who is here as a goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent, sat alongside Bach as the two watched the opening day of rugby sevens, which has made an Olympic return after a 92-year-absence.

“Wonderful spending time with Mr Thomas Bach, IOC president at #Rio2016 @olympics,” tweeted Tendulkar after meeting the IOC chief yesterday.

Tendulkar is keenly tracking the performance of the Indian athletes in Rio and was seen supporting tennis players Sania Mirza and Prarthna Thombare from the stands.

He watched the women’s doubles match alongside Leander Paes, who had lost his men’s doubles first round match partnering Rohan Bopanna yesterday.

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