Satnam Singh Bhamara on Friday became the first Indian basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being picked by Dallas Mavericks.
Twitterati applauded the 19-year-old whole-heartedly.
Satnam, who hails from a remote village in Punjab and stands 7 feet 2 inches tall, was the 52nd pick in the NBA Draft.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the news:
Welcome to the @dallasmavs Satnam Singh, the first Indian Born Player to be drafted ! Represent big guy. Represent !— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) June 26, 2015
Good news today! Satnam Singh Bhamara first Indian to be drafted into the NBA. Great story.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 26, 2015
FACT: Satnam Singh is ALWAYS the biggest kid in class pic.twitter.com/YGlQUVKVe5— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 26, 2015
Congratulations Satnam Singh! First Indian to make it to NBA. Great achievement :)— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) June 26, 2015
Being the 1st ever Indian player to be drafted in the NBA #satnamsingh has created history. And opened the doors of the NBA to India.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) June 26, 2015
T 1910 -#satnamsingh first Indian player to be in the NBA .. congratulations !! India goes to NBA .. now time for NBA to come to India ..!!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 26, 2015
This Friday, #SatnamSingh is King!— Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) June 26, 2015
Delighted to see #SatnamSingh being drafted in the NBA. Really hope he can do what Yao Ming did for China!— Vinay Gaba (@vinaygaba) June 26, 2015