Neeraj Chopra brought the first-ever gold medal for India in track and field events.
August 07, 2021, would be scripted as a golden day in the history of the Olympics for Indians as Haryana’s stunner Neeraj Chopra bagged the first-ever Gold medal for India in track and field events. While India already had six medals in its tally and the Olympics had come to its conclusion, Chopra gave his all to give every Indian a dream victory.
Big names across several fields including the likes of PM of India, President heaped praises on the 23-year-old Olympian. The Cricket fraternity also came in line to extend congratulatory messages for India and in the same line of events, former cricketer Virender Sehwag’s tweet grabbed attention.
“Goosebumps. An India test match going on & the way we were glued to our screens to cheer for Kamalpreet, Ravi, Bajrang, Sindhu & #NeerajChopra today, this @Olympics marks a paradigm shift in interest towards other sports, in these few moments truly felt Cricket gaya tel lene,” tweeted Sehwag.
Sehwag congratulates Neeraj Chopra for bringing the ultimate glory to India
An India test match going on & the way we were glued to our screens to cheer for Kamalpreet,Ravi ,Bajrang,Sindhu & #NeerajChopra today, this @Olympics marks a paradigm shift in interest towards other sports, in these few moments truly felt Cricket gaya tel lene. pic.twitter.com/LWjFf5UzX1
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 7, 2021
Sehwag took to his Twitter the video of Neeraj Chopra receiving his gold medal which was followed by the National Anthem of India. It is a known fact that the athlete who wins the gold stands tallest on the podium and the national anthem of his country is played. In his tweet, Sehwag congratulated many athletes of India who grabbed medals in Tokyo 2020.
Sehwag is in the commentary panel of currently going England-India Tests and cheekily added that for a few moments he felt like that cricket can be compromised. Many cricket experts while being in discussion of the same Test match paused in between and saluted the young medalist of India. Chopra added in the 7th medal for India. India’s medal tally kicked off with Mirabai Chanu getting a silver medal in weightlifting and it was followed by PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, and Ravi Dahiya.
However, the ultimate glory came in when the men’s hockey team grabbed a medal at Tokyo 2020 after four long decades. However, the ending couldn’t have been better for India as Bajrang Punia and Chopra added bronze and gold for India respectively.