File photo of Sachin Tendulkar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said that India should transform itself from 'sports-loving nation' to 'sports-playing nation'.
"I always mention that India should become a sports-playing nation. We are a sports-loving nation but we need that transformation where we start playing. Healthy competition is always good, Tendulkar said.
"Physical fitness and mental fitness combined together, makes a healthy man. I remember when I was a kid, my grandmother telling me health is wealth, the master blaster added.
The legendary batsman also appealed the countrymen to adopt a sport and play it on a regular basis.
"To lead an active lifestyle is really important. I just want to tell you that adopt some or the other sport and play regularly. It is going to keep you fit and healthy. Fit and healthy India will have more reasons to smile," Tendulkar signed off.