India witnessed a historic moment as the highly anticipated Ram Mandir ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony finally took place in Ayodhya on Monday, January 22, 2024. This ‘once in a lifetime’ event was attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, alongside a lot of VVIPs and other dignitaries as well.
Meanwhile, some great personalities from the field of cricket also became a part of this historic occasion in Ayodhya. From Anil Kumble to Sachin Tendulkar, a couple of former legendary cricketers attended this occasion and also expressed their emotions on social media.
“Pure Bliss and Blessed to be part of this divine occasion,” wrote former legendary Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble who visited Ayodhya, with his wife.
It’s a dream come true for millions of people - Sachin Tendulkar
“It’s an opportunity of a lifetime. It’s a dream come true for millions of people in our nation and across the globe,” said the former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar to Times Now. He also visited Ayodhya to be a part of his memorable occasion.
Furthermore, Sachin also requested his fans and all the people to visit Ayodhya and take the blessings of the Lord Ram.
Former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina also took to his official X-handle (formerly Twitter) to pour out his emotions on this auspicious occasion. Raina wrote, “Abhinandan hai Ayodhya Nandan, Vandan hai Kaushalya Nandan, Jai Ram Shri Ram Jai Jai Ram. Shree Ramlala Pran Pratishtha ki Hardik Badhai aur Prabhu Shri Ram ki Aseem Anukampa sab par bani rahe.”
🚩 *अभिनन्दन है अयोध्या नन्दन* 🚩🙏🏻 *वंदन है कौशल्या नन्दन* *"जय राम श्री राम जय जय राम"*— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 22, 2024
*"श्री रामलला प्राण प्रतिष्ठा"* की हार्दिक बधाई और *"प्रभु श्रीराम"* की असीम अनुकम्पा सभी पर बनी रहें।#AyodhaRamMandir #JaiShreeRam pic.twitter.com/nm5M4hb3c8
Apart from this, the former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad also visited Ayodhya to witness the Ram Mandir Consecration ceremony with his physical presence at the moment.
“Ek hi Naara Ek hi Naam, Jai Shree Ram Jai Shree Ram, Ayodhyapati Shree Ramchandra ji ki jai,” wrote Venkatesh, with a video in which he is also hailing the name of Lord Ram.
Ek hi Naara Ek hi Naam— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) January 22, 2024
Jai Shree Ram Hai Shree Ram
Ayodhyapati Shree Ramchandra ji ki jai pic.twitter.com/WFadi7aBzO
Here's a look at reactions from other cricketers for Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha Ceremony
भावुक हूँ आनंदित हूँ— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 22, 2024
मर्यादित हूँ शरणागत हूँ
सन्तुष्ट हहूँ नि:शब्द हूँ
बस राममय हूँ ।
सियावर रामचंद्र जी की जय ।
राम लल्ला आ गए । सभी जिन्होंने इसको सम्भव किया , बलिदान दिया , उनका क्र्त्ग्य ।
जय श्री राम । pic.twitter.com/ndNTqrpWmK
राम सिया राम…सिया राम जय जय राम 🙏🏽— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 22, 2024