India congratulates Vijender after dual title victories
From cricketer Virender Sehwag to actor Amitabh Bachchan, India congratulated Vijender Singh after the star boxer's dual WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title wins.
The 31-year-old Olympic bronze medallist grew in stature on Saturday night by outslugging China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a close bout to annex the retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight and win WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title.
"Tough match this,but congrats @boxervijender .Enjoyed Hakka Noodles while watching ur fight & you made Chinese Hakka Bakka," Sehwag wrote on his twitter handle.
Sehwag's former India teammate Harbhajan Singh congratulated the Beijing Games medallist.
"Congratulations my brother @boxervijender!! Sabash shera ??#BattleGroundAsia. Keep rocking," Harbhajan said.
Vijender won a thrilling 10-round bout by one of the closest unanimous decisions 96-93 95-94 95-94 to maintain his unbeaten streak at the professional boxing.
Veteran actor Bachchan was pleased that the Indian won after a tough fight.
"Vijendra beats China opponent to keep his title !! A slug fest but WE won ! Congratulations !," Bachchan said.
Not to be left behind was yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
"Congratulations to @boxervijender for the great win.
Chinese met a grand defeat in Mumbai and same will happen in Doklam," Ramdev tweeted. Actor Randeep Hooda said, "It was like a #MohammadAli vs #Tyson in styles of fighting..very well fought my brother @boxervijender..retains the title." Meanwhile cricketer Mohammad Kaif wrote, "Congratulations @boxervijender on yet another victory. Looked like the best match of your pro-boxing career. Superbly done." Agencies