PM, Big B, Sachin wish Sushil Kumar

Aug 13, 2012, 17:14 IST | Avinash Iyer

Twitter saw an outpour of wishes for wrestler Sushil Kumar who did India proud by winning a silver medal at the Olympics.

Sushil Kumar not only won a silver medal in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling category at the Olympics, but also created history by becoming the first Indian to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals.

He had won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beiing Olympics.

Olympic hero: Sushil Kumar won a silver medal in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling category

In recognition of Sushil's achievement, Twitter was abuzz with congratulatory messages for him with the likes of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar wishing him on the microblogging site.

@PMOIndia tweeted - "Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh congratulates wrestler Sushil Kumar for winning a silver medal at the London Olympics."

Sachin Tendulkar posted - "Sushil has done us proud by winning India its second silver medal. We are proud of his dedication, commitment and effort. Well done Sushil!!"

One achiever hails another: Sachin Tendulkar wished Sushil Kumar on Twitter

Big B said in his tweet, "Sushil Kumar wins silver for India in wrestling .. a great effort by him under trying circumstances .. ! Jai Hind !!"

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and shooter Abhinav Bindra too conveyed their wishes to Sushil through their tweets.

Geet Sethi, former billiards player, and one of the founders of the Olympic Gold Quest hailed him as "the REAL Indian hero."

Cricketer commentator Harsha Bhogle and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi also wished the wrestler.

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