India’s ace athlete Hima Das has taken Europe by storm, bagging five golds in 18 days across the continent. Her feat has caught the attention of the world and fans are lavishing Hima with praise. After the Prime Minister, it is the Indian captain who has lauded her efforts. Virat Kohli took to Twitter to hail the 19-year-old from Assam for her golden run in July. Kohli felt her achievement was phenomenal apart from wishing her continued success. Kohli’s wonderful post for Hima read, “Phenomenal achievement by our golden girl @Himadas8. You are certainly making us proud. Hats off to your spirit. Wish you continued success.”

Kohli’s gesture was also loved by fans who reacted:

Hima shot to fame after winning the top prize at U-20 World Championships, Hima has been one of India’s finds in athletics in the past one year. Since her achievement on the track and field circuit, the accolades have been flowing for the teenage sensation.

In her first competitive 200m race of the year on July 2, Hima had clocked 23.65 seconds to win gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland. Then on July 8, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. Braving a sore back, the Assam runner had clocked 23.97 seconds to win the gold while Kerala runner V.K. Vismaya had grabbed silver with a timing of 24.06 seconds.

On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 seconds.

Meanwhile, the Indian team was announced by BCCI in consultation with Virat Kohli for the West Indies tour. Kohli would lead the team in all three formats and there is no split captaincy as of now.