Narendra Modi leads felicitations for Kidambi Srikanth after French Open triumph
Kidambi Srikanth continued his rich vein of form as he defeated Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the finals of the French Open Super Series, and was congratulated by a number of people on Twitter.other sports Updated: Oct 30, 2017 11:28 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind heaped praise on badminton star Kidambi Srikanth after he clinched his maiden French Open Super Series title on Sunday.
Kidambi Srikanth continued his rich vein of form as he defeated Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the finals of the French Open, becoming the first Indian and only fourth male shuttler in history to lift four Super Series titles in a calendar year.
Taking to his Twitter account, Prime Minister Modi noted how the “entire country is super proud” of him.
Good news from @srikidambi keeps coming. Wonderful victory at the French Open Super Series. Entire country is proud!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 29, 2017
President Kovind, on the other hand, believes that the 23-year-old shuttler has made “victory a habit”.
Congratulations Kidambi Srikanth for winning French Open badminton title. You’ve made victory a habit! We are proud of you #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 29, 2017
Others also took to social media to congratulate the shuttler.
Congratulations #KidambiSrikanth, like all victories, this too is a feather in your cap 👏. Your best is yet to come. Stay Sharp Stay Hungry— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 29, 2017
Congratulations #KidambiSrikanth on winning the French Open and clinching the 4th Super Series title of 2017. You have made us very proud.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 29, 2017
And @srikidambi congratulations on another super series title 🏆🏆 keep it rolling .. love and best wishes always— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) October 29, 2017
Srikanth has been at his menacing form from past few months, having already clinched the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series earlier this year.
Now he has overall six Super Series titles to his name, including China Open 2014 and India Open 2015.
Earlier, the Badminton Association of India had also announced a cash reward of Rs 5 Lakh for Srikanth for his French Open Super Series win.