Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu gave India its first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as she won the silver medal in the women's 49kg category, which was topped by China's Zhihu Hou.
With her herculean effort, Mirabai ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics as well. She also exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games where she had failed to log a single legitimate lift.
For her heroics, Mirabai Chanu garnered praise from all quarters. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli also lauded the pocket-sized weightlifter.
Taking to Instagram, Kohli posted a story in which he hailed Mirabai with the emojis of stars and hands clapping.
Virat Kohli is currently in England with the Indian team for the upcoming five-Test series, which is part of the second WTC cycle.
In order to prepare for the high-profile Test series, Team India recently played a three-day warm-up match against County Select XI but Kohli didn’t feature in it as he had some stiffness in his back.