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Tendulkar congratulates Sushil after silver medal win

Last updated on: August 12, 2012 22:06 IST

India's legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar made a phone call to wrestler Sushil Kumar immediately after he won the silver medal at the London Olympics.

"Congratulations on winning the silver medal. You have made the country proud," Tendulkar told him over the phone.

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The ace cricketer also expressed his desire to meet Sushil, who scripted history by becoming the most successful Indian Olympian.

He is the only Indian to win medals at successive Olympic Games, having won a bronze medal at the Beijing Games.

"I look forward to meeting you when you are back. Let's organise something so we can meet up," the ace batsman told him.

With a haul of six medals, including four bronze and two silver, this is India's most successful Games.

Harish Kotian