Sachin Tendulkar has met International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on the sidelines of the Rio Olympics here, which the Indian cricket icon termed as "wonderful".

Tendulkar, who is here as a goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent, sat alongside Bach as the two watched the opening day of rugby sevens, which has made an Olympic return after a 92-year-absence.

"Wonderful spending time with Mr Thomas Bach, IOC president at #Rio2016 @olympics," tweeted Tendulkar after meeting the IOC chief on Saturday.

Tendulkar is keenly tracking the performance of the Indian athletes in Rio and was seen supporting tennis players Sania Mirza and Prarthna Thombare from the stands.

He watched the women’s doubles match alongside Leander Paes, who had lost his men’s doubles first round match partnering Rohan Bopanna yesterday.