“Hrithik, thank you so much for supporting Team Refugees. It means a lot for us that one of the most successful actors is supporting us,” Mardini wrote on Friday in response to the actor’s last week’s post.
Hrithik had posted a thought-provoking tweet to support a team which was representing no nation.
The actor had specifically expressed his support to Mardini, who competed for the 100 meter butterfly and freestyle heats.
He had tweeted: “It’s incredibly cool to have included displaced sportsmen in Olympics… This time as refugee Olympic team. They don’t have a nation. Let’s all cheer for them.”
“I cheer for Yusra Mardini, a real life hero who saved lives through her swimming and is part of refugee Olympic athletes team,” added the “Mohenjo Daro” actor.
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