Indian athletes achieved remarkable feats in Tokyo 2021, finishing with its best-ever performance.
The Indian contingent had gone with 54 athletes in this edition of the Paralympics.
Nishad finished the event at joint-second place with USA's Dallas Wise, both of them ending at 2.06m mark.
Chopra's gold more than made it up for the disappointment of athletes like PT Usha and Milkha Singh who had famously finished fourth. Even Anju Bobby George had finished fifth.
India ends Tokyo 2020 with their best ranking in the 21st century.
Neeraj Chopra fulfilled Indian athletics legend Milkha Singh’s last wish of seeing an Indian winning an Olympic medal in track and field.
These are just tokens of appreciation by a nation that is starved of champions and gold medallists.
With congratulatory messages, Neeraj also received various other rewards.
Many fans on Twitter were clearly not happy with Gambhir's tweet as they reminded him that comparing the achievements of two entirely different sports is not right and appreciable.
With India's only remote chance of a medal in athletics depending on Chopra's performance in the final, everyone would be eager to watch him perform.
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