Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was a torch bearer at the Olympic relay in London, hopes that the five-time world champion Marry Kom will win a gold medal for India.
Mary Kom on Monday created history as she assured India its fourth Olympic medal after winning her quarterfinal boxing bout against Maroua Rahali.
“Mary Kom from Manipur in the Far East region of India has won her boxing bout against a difficult opponent and is now sure of at least winning a medal for the country… Salutations and respect and a prayer for her to continue her
victories in the days to come,” Bachchan, 69, posted on his blog.
Bachchan said he is glad to see India’s medal tally increasing over the years in the mega event.
“Our medals’ tally though minimal and almost unknown is gradually increasing over the years, and it is wonderful to see India being associated with certain disciplines that were never there on our radar before,” he added.