Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Sunday added another feather to his illustrious cap by bagging a silver medal at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Oregon, USA.

Chopra became only the second Indian athlete after the legendary Anju Bobby George to clinch a medal in the history of the tournament. Notably, Anju had won a bronze at the Paris Worlds in 2003.

Speaking about Chopra, he owned the silver medal with a best throw of 88.13m. Anderson Peters, however, successfully defended his title with an outstanding effort of 90.54m to bag the gold, while Jakub Vadlejch took bronze with a throw of 88.09m.

The cricket fraternity, including former and current cricketers, were all over the moon after watching Chopra’s stunning performance. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took to his official Twitter handle and wrote: “Unstoppable in every sense of the word well done @Neeraj_chopra1 ! Keep scripting history with the javelin in your hand! #worldchampionships2022 #NeerajChopraWinsSilver”.

Legendary cricketer and 2011 World Cup winner Sachin Tendulkar heaped praises on Chopra for scripting history.

“@Neeraj_chopra1 has added another laurel to his name! India is very proud of you! Heartiest congratulations on winning the silver medal in the men’s javelin throw at World Athletics Championships. #WCHOregon22,” tweeted Tendulkar.

Former India opener Virender Sehwag wished Chopra in his own unique style. He took to social media and wrote: “Years from now, there is going to be a generation of youngsters for whom “Kya Fenkta Hai” is going to be a massive compliment, thanks to this champion #NeerajChopra. Once again, making India proud with a Silver at the World Athletics Championship.”

Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who was blessed with a baby boy on Sunday, termed Chopra as the superstar while wishing the Javelin thrower.

“Congratulations #NeerajChopra What a superstar! @Neeraj_chopra1,” tweeted Krunal.

Here is how others reacted:

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