Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu had made India proud as she won a medal on the first day, Saturday, at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The 26-year-old athlete achieved a silver medal in the 49 kg women’s weightlifting category, giving India its first medal, as the sports event was postponed by a year due to the outbreak of the pandemic last year.
Salman Khan, who is an avid sports lover, shared a post on his Twitter handle congratulating Mirabai Chanu. The actor wrote as “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu on becoming a nation’s superstar today! You made us proud & how!! Aap too asli dabangg nikli! #Tokyo #TeamIndia”.
Many celebrities congratulated Mirabai for her achievement in their social media platforms but what makes the post of Salman Khan special is that he is the favorite actor of the athlete.
In one of her earlier interviews, when Mirabai was asked about her favorite actor, the athlete named Salman Khan. She was quoted as “Salman Khan mujhe bahot hi pasand hai. Unki body structure, sab pasand hai”.
Several Bollywood celebrities including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Dia Mirza amongst others celebrated and praised Mirabai Chanu for winning the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 24, 2021