Bengaluru: Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as well as Virender Sehwag has paid tribute to Sakshi Malik which has received Bronze Medal.
Sakshi has received Bronze Medal in freestyle 58kg category with a 8-5 win over Kyrgysztan's Aisuluu Tynybekova. After trailing 0-5 score in the match, it was a superb comeback for the Haryana girl.
Sakshi Malik has become the first female wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal.
Overall, she is the 4th woman to achieve the feat. The others being Karnam Malleswari (Bronze in weightlifting in Sydney 2000), Mary Kom (Bronze in boxing in London 2012) and Saina Nehwal (Bronze in badminton in London 2012). Indian limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Tendulkar, Sehwag, Ravichandran Ashwin and other cricketers joined in to congratulate Sakshi, via the micro-blogging website Twitter.
Virender Sehwag wrote, "#SakshiMalik is a reminder of what can happen if u don't kill a girl child. When d going gets tough, its our girls who get going &save our pride."