Tokyo Paralympics: Champion Pramod Bhagat delighted to meet childhood hero Sachin Tendulkar

Tokyo Paralympics: Champion Pramod Bhagat delighted to meet childhood hero Sachin Tendulkar
Tokyo Paralympics: Champion Pramod Bhagat delighted to meet childhood hero Sachin Tendulkar

Tokyo Paralympics: Champion Pramod Bhagat delighted to meet childhood hero Sachin Tendulkar: Tokyo 2020 Paralympic champion Pramod Bhagat’s realised his childhood dream rue after he met former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday.

Shuttler Pramod Bhagat clinched the gold medal after defeating Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell by 2-0 in the men’s singles SL3 — final match at Yoyogi National Stadium in recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics. “CHILDHOOD DREAM COMES TRUE! I can’t believe how happy I am today as a kid I took inspiration from Sir @sachin_rt The words you spoke to me today will stay with me forever & will keep inspiring me for life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart I will be sleepless tonight,” Pramod Bhagat tweeted.

Tokyo Paralympics: Champion Pramod Bhagat delighted to meet childhood hero Sachin Tendulkar

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Battling it out on Court 1, the first-seed Indian overwhelmed the second-seed Daniel Bethell in straight sets by 21-14 and 21-17 in 45 minutes in the final.

In his second event in Tokyo, Parmod paired with Palak Kohli. The duo lost by 2-0 in the mixed doubles SL3-SU5 bronze medal match. The unseeded pair of Daisuke Fujihara and Akiko Sugino of Japan defeated the Indians in straight sets by 23-21 and 21-19 in just 37 minutes.

Tokyo Paralympics: Champion Pramod Bhagat delighted to meet childhood hero Sachin Tendulkar

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