From cricketer Virender Sehwag to actor Amitabh Bachchan, India congratulated Vijender Singh after the star boxer's dual WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title wins.
The 31-year-old Olympic bronze medallist grew in stature last night by outpunching China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a close bout to annex the retain the titles. Vijender won a thrilling 10-round bout by one of the closest unanimous decisions 96-93 95-94 95-94 to maintain his unbeaten streak at the professional boxing.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2017
Sehwag's former India teammate Harbhajan Singh congratulated the Beijing Games medallist.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 5, 2017
Manoj Tiwary also weighed in, congratulating Vijender on maintaining his unbeaten run after winning a "tough match".
— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) August 5, 2017
Cricketer Mohammad Kaif called it the "best match" of his pro-boxing career.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2017
Veteran actor Bachchan was pleased that the Indian won after a tough fight.
T 2507 - जीत गए !! भारत ने चीन को दे मारा !! Vijendra beats China opponent to keep his title !! A slug fest but WE won ! Congratulations ! pic.twitter.com/qbd5n6HPdd
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 5, 2017
Not to be left behind was yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 5, 2017
Singer Mika Singh also put in his good words for the Haryana boxer via his tweet.
Hearty Congratulations to the Pride of our Nation.. @boxervijender on his win.. . Singh is king:)
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) August 6, 2017
Veteran actor Ajay Devgn also praised Vijender on his win against Maimaitiali.
Many Congratulations Vijender!! This is what we mean by "Made In India". https://t.co/yytlCFstze
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 6, 2017
Comedian Kapil Sharma also tweeted with words of praise for the boxer.
Congratulations paji @boxervijender always proud of u .. keep shining :))
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) August 5, 2017
Actor Randeep Hooda also had words of praise for the former Olympic medallist.
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 5, 2017
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 16:49 PM