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Happy New Year! How ace Indian athletes like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Leander Paes and more greeted 2021

Several sportspersons took to social media to send new year greetings to their fans

By Samrat Chakraborty ·

2020 has been an unusual year, to say the least. The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc which saw multiple big-ticket sports events, even the Olympics, being postponed.

India also lost many of its sporting legends like PK Banerjee, Chuni Goswami, Balbir Singh Dosanjh to name a few. Hence, there was an eagerness amongst athletes to bid goodbye to the previous year and welcome 2021 with renewed hopes. A bunch of them took to social media to share new year greetings and messages whereas a few like Sumit Nagal, chose to look back and reflect.

Many athletes will be looking forward to the new year with Tokyo 2020 set to unfold this year. It's a year to make up lost ground in 2020 for most of them.

Let us look at how the top Indian athletes greeted 2021 on social media: