Tendulkar congratulated the 29-year-old shooter in a tweet soon after Narang got the bronze in the 10-metre air rifle event, as he had made Indians around the globe very proud.
"Gagan Narang, you make us proud by winning the first medal in Olympics 2012. Let's hope and pray that we follow it up by achieving many more," Tendulkar tweeted.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also congratulated the shooter for his incredible effort as he sent out a note and also wished Narang to come home with more medals.
"I join the nation in congratulating Shooter Gagan Narang on his winning the Olympic bronze medal in the 10 metre air rifle event. I wish Narang more success in the two other events he is participating in," Dr Manmohan Singh said in a statement.
India opened its medal tally with a bronze in the 10m air rifle shooting event, as Gagan Narang shot 103.1 in a gripping 10-shot finals for an aggregate of 701.1, to win a bronze medal and the first medal for India at London Olympics.