From Cheteshwar Pujara to Nikhat Zareen, athletes celebrated International Yoga Day

The International Yoga Day has been celebrated since 2015, a year after it was introduced at the United Nations General Assembly. In the last seven years, it has been promoted in close association with India’s sporting culture by some of India’s premier athletes.

From Virat Kohli to Hardik Pandya, from Saina Nehwal to Babita Phogat, athletes every year take to their social media accounts to post their yoga images and videos on June 21.

The seventh celebration of the day was no exception as several of India’s athletes took to Twitter in the essence of International Yoga Day.

Starting with the former India women’s cricket team captain, Mithali Raj, who recently announced her retirement from international cricket after a career of 23 illustrious years.

Here’s boxer Nikhat Zareen, who recently became only the fifth Indian to win a gold medal at the IBA World Boxing Championships.

The most authentic ‘Surya Namaskar’, if there ever was one.

Rani Rampal has had a busy past few weeks, the Indian women’s hockey team captain recently made her 250th appearance against Belgium in the FIH Hockey Pro League encounter in Antwerp, Belgium.

Cheteshwar Pujara is currently part of the India squad in England for the one-off Test in early July.

Here are more for the International Yoga Day gallery.