Mumbai, Sept 13 (IBNS): It was a moment of pride for every Indian when Sushil Kumar became the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal at the World Wrestling Championship in Moscow.
The celebrities from B-town and from the world of sports too congratulated him for this spectacular achievement.
“Sushil Kumar wins World wrestling championship, the first Indian to do it .. SK you have made us all proud Indians .. Congrats,” tweeted Big B.
"Sports and sportsmen bring honor to country. Many a time the importance of a country is established by them too," he added.
SRK too congratulated him for this success, as he posted, “felt awesome to hear about the wrestling gold for sushil kumar. Looks so simple & earthy. No noise, just lots of commitment & hardwork.”
Celebrity cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle not only greeted the wrestler but also raised a crucial question: “so Sushil kumar wins wrestling gold. Excellent. How many golds would india win if the players didn't have to fight federations first?”
VJ Gurav Kapur congratulated the talented matman differently, rather in a bit humorous way as he said: “Kitna Sushil ladka hai aapka Mrs Kumar. Pure gold I tell u.”
Arjun Rampal felt that it was a completely joy filled Monday with so many good news all around: "Many celebrations today. Kajol Ajay, congrats on their baby boy,Sushil Kumar wrestles pride into India,Rafa pls win the US open.Me? Champagne."
Actor Ritesh Deshmukh thanked Sushil for making Indians proud with his feat : "Sushil Kumar wins World wrestling championship- thank u so much for making us proud- Mera Desh(wasi) Mahan."
Earlier, Sushil was congratulated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced an award of Rs 10 lakh for his achievement.
On Sunday, Kumar had defeated Russian Gogaev to win the 66 kg freestyle in Moscow, to become the first Indian to win a World Wrestling Championship Gold Medal. He has created history in Indian sports with this spectacular achievement in Moscow.