Cricket fraternity congratulates Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Bhati for clinching medals in Paralympics 2016

Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati made history as they clinched gold and bronze medals respectively in the men’s T42 High Jump event on day two of the Paralympic Games at Rio de Janeiro.

Thangavelu’s gold is India’s first medal in the Paralympics. He has also become the first to win a gold medal in the Paralympics high jump event. Bhati’s bronze medal brought India’s overall medal tally to two.

The cricket fraternity was quick to react and congratulated the winners for their marvellous and historic feat on social media.

Tweets and messages:

Gautam Gambhir

Sachin Tendulkar

Anil Kumble

Isa Guha


Aakash Chopra

Manoj Tiwary

Rahul Dravid

Virender Sehwag

Sehwag also tweeted :

“मर्याप्पन का 5 साल की उम्र में ट्रक के नीचे आकर घुटनों के नीचे का हिस्सा कुचल गया था!जज्बे ने ये कारनामा करवाया।नमन”


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