Shuttlers Sindhu, Srikanth show off juggling skills to support U-17 WC

Sportspersons and film personalities have taken the #JuggleLikeAChamp challenge to support FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

P.V. Sindhu is doing her bit to promote the FIFA U-17 World Cup.   -  R. Ragu

Come Oct. 6, India will host its biggest ever football tournament — the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Organisers and sponsors have left no stone unturned to get the Indian fans on board to make the high profile tournament a big success. After all, the world will be watching. And who better than famous sportspersons and film personalities to spread the word?

Bank of Baroda, which became the first National Supporter and FIFA partner for the upcoming World Cup, has come up with a #JuggleLikeAChamp challenge on social media to popularise the event. All one has to do is juggle the ball on head or foot, complete your task and challenge a new opponent to do the same.

Fittingly, they roped in Bhaichung Bhutia, one of India's biggest football stars, to get the ball rolling. Bhutia, after showing off his juggling skills, has challenged superwoman P.V. Sindhu.

 

The badminton star, as you can see, had no problems completing the challenge.

Simultaneously, Kidambi Srikanth showed his support by taking up the challenge and nominated Cricket World Cup sensation Smriti Mandhana.

 

With Sindhu's nominee and actor Sonu Soon challenging Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to take up the challenge, the #JuggleLikeAChamp looks set for a surge in popularity?

 

Will he? Won't he? Will it go viral like the Ice Bucket Challenge or the Mannequin Challenge? It certainly looks on course.