Satnam Singh Bhamara, who became the first Indian to be picked by a club in the National Basketball Association drew high praise from former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan.
The sporting fraternity on Friday congratulated hoopster Satnam Singh Bhamara after he became the first Indian to be picked for an NBA (National Basketball Association) League team, hailing his historic achievement as an “inspiration” for the youth of the country.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar led the former and current sportspersons in congratulating the 19-year-old Punjab lad Satnam for his achievement. (Satnam Hopes His NBA Entry Will Inspire Indian Youth)
The 7-foot 2-inch tall Satnam was the 52nd pick in the NBA Draft for the Dallas Mavericks. (Watch: Satnam Singh, a Kobe Bryant Fan)
“I am very happy for him. It is a big achievement by an Indian sportsman and we are all proud of him. I would like to wish him all the best for the coming season and his career. I am sure the entire nation will support him,” Tendulkar said.
2004 Olympics silver medallist shooter and now Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore took to twitter to congratulate Satnam.
Indian Premier League cricket teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals also congratulated Satnam on his achievement.
Outside the sporting fraternity, Bollywoood superstar Amitabh Bachchan expressed his happiness on the historic moment.
T 1910 -#satnamsingh first Indian player to be in the NBA .. congratulations !! India goes to NBA .. now time for NBA to come to India ..!!
8:40 AM – 26 Jun 2015
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