Twitter accolades pour in for Devendra

Devendra Jhajharia secured India's second gold medal at Rio Paralympics with a world record throw of 63.97m in javelin throw F46 event on Tuesday.

Devendra Jhajharia competes in the men's javelin throw F46 final of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.   -  AP

Accolades started to pour in for Devendra as from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cricketers such as Virendra Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif congratulated the athlete for his stupendous feat at Rio.

"Congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia for the historic and well-deserved Gold at the #Paralympics. We are very proud of him. #Rio2016," Modi wrote in a tweet.

Sehwag wrote: "#Paralympics is pyaara-lympics. Bow down to #DevendraJhajharia fr d Gold&new World Record.He won Gold in2004as well."





"Congrats #DevendraJhajharia fr the Gold& new World Record.Truly inspiring,wishing fr more coverage than ur 2004 gold," Kaif wrote in his twitter handle.

2004 Athen Olympics silver medallist shooter, Rajyavardhan Rathore also wrote: "Congratulations #DevendraJhajharia Your #Gold @ #Paralympics is inspiring to many. Kudos to your efforts ?? #Rio2016."

India's Olympic gold medallist shooter, Abhinav Bindra also heaped praise on Devendra. "Many many congratulations to Devendra Jhajharia. You inspire us all."

Tennis star Rohan Bopanna tweeted: "Congrats Devendra Jhajharia for breaking your own world record &making the country proud."