Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar lauded Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘Gold’, which is on independent India’s first Olympic gold in hockey. Tendulkar took to Twitter and his post read, “I always get goosebumps whenever our national anthem is played. I guess every sportsman feels the same intensity, a sense of great pride … the Also Read - IND vs AUS: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar Heap Special Praise on Mohammed Siraj-Shardul Thakur For Impressive Show in 4th Test Brisbane, Says Boy Has Become Man on This Tour

PV Sindhu was not far behind in joining the bandwagon. Her tweet read, “A moment when you forget everything and look at the Indian flag flying high.”

Akshay Kumar too took to Twitter and applauded.

Sania Mirza was not too far behind, she too lauded the film.

ALSO READ: August 12, 1948: 70 Years Ago, Independent India Won Its First-Ever Olympic Gold In Hockey

It was different on August 12, 1948. Exactly 362 days after India achieved independence, the men’s hockey team won an Olympic Gold at the packed Wembley Stadium in London for India, which was now an independent nation, free from the clutches of the British Rule.

The win was also significant in the sense that partition had just occurred between India and Pakistan and there was chaos in the country. However, despite this and the paucity of funds that the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), the men’s hockey team had displayed a brilliant performance throughout the Olympic Games and went on to clinch an inspirational gold.