Indian boxer Vijender Singh defeated Australia’s Kerry Hope on Saturday to become the new WBO Asia/Pacific Middleweight champion. It was a terrific effort by India’s star boxer who registered his seventh win in as many encounters. There were a few current and former Indian cricket players who were present at the venue to support Vijender Singh. Those names included Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh. They were continuously cheering for Vijender while the fight was going on and when the star boxer won the contest, they made sure to congratulate him on the micro-blogging site too.
Virender Sehwag, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and VVS Laxman etc to name a few Cricket personalities who congratulated Vijender Singh on Twitter after his win.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 16, 2016
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 16, 2016
Saw a full mch of boxing after yrs.thks @boxervijender for mkg INDIA proud,it's just the start ur hrd wrk,dedication and sacrifice paid off
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) July 16, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 17, 2016
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar had also wished Vijender Singh before the competition.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 16, 2016
BCCI president Anurag Thakur also congratulated the champion Vijender Singh. Anurag Thakur said, “A knock-out performance @boxervijender! Champ, you threw some hard punches! Congrats on staying unbeaten.”
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 17, 2016