Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed his delightedness at the nation’s Olympic athletes’ monumental achievements in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. India earned seven medals at the global event, making it the country’s most successful tournament to date, surpassing the six they won in 2012. As a result, Virat Kohli congratulated them through Twitter for their accomplishments and participation.
Neeraj Chopra headlined the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as he bagged a gold medal in Javelin Throw, covering a distance of 87.58 meters. Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal also proved to be the first for India in Athletics. The other honours belonged to Mirabai Chanu snared a silver medal in weightlifting, while the men hockey’s team and wrestlers won bronze medals. Wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia earned silver and bronze medal, respectively.
Badminton Star PV Sindhu also grabbed a bronze medal and Boxing athlete Lovlina Borgohain also did the same. Overall, the Indian team stood 48th in the rankings. The Indian cricketing fraternity had constantly followed the global tournament and continuously pouring wishes for the medalists and competitors every day. Virat Kohli also took the opportunity to do the same and wished them luck moving forward.
Below is Virat Kohli’s tweet:
Congratulations to all our winners and participants at the Olympics. Winning and losing is a part of sport, but what matters is you gave your best for the nation. We are so proud of you and I wish you all the very best going forward. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳🙏#tokyo2020 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/xHkfQVutWg
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 8, 2021
Meanwhile, Kohli’s men did not have the expected result on day five of the first Test between England and India in Nottingham. India needed 157 more runs on the final day after finishing at 52-1 on the fourth. Unfortunately, persistent rains washed out a riveting fifth day. Virat Kohli infamously recorded a golden duck in the first innings, but the tourists will walk into the second Test at Lord’s confidently.