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Girisha is an inspiration to all of us: Tendulkar
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New Delhi, September 13, 2012
First Published: 19:44 IST(13/9/2012)
Last Updated: 19:48 IST(13/9/2012)

Sachin Tendulkar today described London Paralympic Games silver-medallist Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda as, "an inspiration to all of us," and wished the high-jumper the very best for all his future endeavours.

"It was wonderful speaking to Girisha yesterday. He is an inspiration to all of us. I wish him all the very best for coming years," Tendulkar wrote on his Facebook page.

India's lone medallist at the Games, Girisha, had on Tuesday received a phone call from the veteran cricketer.

"Sachin called me up last evening (Tuesday) and I was very happy when he said I have become an inspiration for many people," the para athlete said at chief minister Jagadish Shettar's official residence yesterday.

Girisha, who has an impairment in his left leg, sailed over 1.74 metre in the finals of the Games to finish second behind Iliesa Delana of Fiji.

The Paralympian said he would meet Tendulkar in a few days time.


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