Indian athletes on Sunday became part of the overwhelming response to the Prime minister's call to the nation of acknowledging the efforts of healthcare workers, amid the Covid-19 scare. Leading Indian athletes like Shreyas Iyer, P.T. Usha, Harbhajan Singh, and others came forward to showcase their support. Indian men’s hockey team coach posted a video of all the players clapping at their training centre in Bengaluru. Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to share his gratitude. Wrestling superstar Bajrang Punia also posted a video, showing a lot of people beating the plates, in solidarity. Olympic-bound athletes such as weightlifter Mira Bai Chanu and sprinter Hima Das also joined in, they were seen clapping from the SAI center in Patiala.