Sachin Tendulkar hails Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa's win over Magnus Carlsen

Praggnanandhaa is the fifth-youngest person ever to achieve the title of Grandmaster. He won in 39 moves in a Tarrasch variation game against Carlsen. 

Sachin Tendulkar hails Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa's win over Magnus Carlsen
Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa

Bengaluru: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is all praise for Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa on his victory against world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway. 

Praggnanandhaa drubbed world No. 1, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters rapid online chess tournament on Monday.

Sachin Tendulkar said in a tweet, "What a wonderful feeling it must be for Pragg. All of 16, and to have beaten the experienced & decorated Magnus Carlsen, and that too while playing black, is magical! Best wishes on a long & successful chess career ahead. You’ve made India proud!"

Praggnanandhaa is the fifth-youngest person ever to achieve the title of Grandmaster. He won in 39 moves in a Tarrasch variation game against Carlsen. 

The Indian, who won the World Youth Chess Championships U-8 title in 2013, which earned him the title of FIDE Master at the age of 7, currently has eight points and is in joint 12th spot after eight rounds.