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Kidambi Srikanth’s record win fetches him this amazing gift from Anand Mahindra

Kidambi Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long in straight games to clinch the Australian Open and Superseries title in a row.

other sports Updated: Jun 26, 2017 08:31 IST
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Kidambi Srikanth defeated the World and Olympic champion from China Chen Long, for the first time in six meetings, in the men’s singles final to lift the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries crown in Sydney on Sunday. (AFP)

Noted industrialist and diversified business conglomerate Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra has said he would “personally” hand over a TUV300 to shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Australian Open Super Series title.

(Read | Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Olympic champ Chen Long to win Australian Open)

He responded to a tweet made by another user requesting Mahindra to offer Srikanth something.

The Badminton Association of India announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh to Srikanth for clinching the Australian Open Super Series title in Sydney on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Srikanth extended his stellar run of form to become the first Indian male shuttler to win two consecutive Superseries title.

Apart from Srikanth, the performances of other Indian players at the Australian Open Superseries were also impressive as Sai Praneeth, P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal all made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

First Published: Jun 26, 2017 08:24 IST