Bhavina Patel scripted history by bagging a silver medal in the class 4 table tennis event at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 on Sunday. She became the first Indian paddler to win a medal at the Tokyo Paralympics and has etched her name in the history books.
Patel bagged the silver medal at the showpiece event after losing to China’s Ying Zhou, who is a second-time gold medallist at Paralympics. The score-line read 7-11, 5-11, 6-11 in the favour of Zhou.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar as well as other former and current Indian cricketers took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate Bhavina for her historic feat.
Wishes continued to pour in after she signed off with a silver. Here are a few of them:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 29, 2021
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 29, 2021
Congratulations to #BhavinaPatel for creating history by winning India’s first silver medal in women’s singles class 4 table tennis event at the ongoing #TokyoParalympics .
A wonderful display of focus , hardwork and mental strength. pic.twitter.com/Ijh9LmfBTo
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 29, 2021
Congratulations to bhavina patel for winning silver …it’s been a successful journey for Olympics and paraolympics participants this year ..great news for indian sport … pic.twitter.com/UBLf84zu3t
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 29, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) August 29, 2021
Super achievement #BhavinaPatel on bringing home Silver 🥈 medal at the Paralympics. We’re all so proud of you. 🇮🇳👏
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) August 29, 2021
— Harleen Kaur Deol (@imharleenDeol) August 29, 2021
Extending warm wishes to everyone and remembering Major Dhyan Chand Ji on the occasion of #NationalSportsDay.
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 29, 2021
Congratulations #BhavinaPatel Proud of you. 👏👏
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 29, 2021
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) August 29, 2021
🅱rilliant 🅱havina 😍🥈
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 29, 2021
What better day to win a 🥈 for 🇮🇳 than #NationalSportsDay! 😍
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) August 29, 2021
🥈 for 🇮🇳
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) August 29, 2021
Huge congratulations to Bhavina Patel on winning Silver for 🇮🇳 in Women’s Class 4 Table Tennis in the ongoing #Paralympics in Tokyo. 🥈👏🏻👏🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 29, 2021
First medal ever for India in #ParaTableTennis 🔥
Second Indian woman to win a medal at the #Paralympics 🙌
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 29, 2021
Visuals we love to see 💙
Bhavina Patel wins 🥈and becomes the first from 🇮🇳 to win a Table Tennis medal at the #Paralympics 👏🏼
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) August 29, 2021
Acing down the silver line!🥈
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) August 29, 2021
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