PV Sindhu wins hearts despite World Badminton Championships final loss
PV Sindhu, who lost a gruelling final to Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the World Badminton Championships, was congratulated by the likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Virender Sehwagother sports Updated: Aug 27, 2017 22:41 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in hailing PV Sindhu’s awe-inspiring performance at the World Championship, where she ended a silver-medallist after losing a breathtaking final.
Modi minutes after Sindhu lost a marathon battle to Nozomi Okuhara.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag also congratulated the Indian shuttler on winning her third medal at the World Championship.
While the gruelling contest was on between Sindhu and Okuhara, Sehwag had also tweeted
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu - Remember the name.A role-model for a generation, aged 22.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2017
India is proud of u @Pvsindhu1
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Veteran tennis star Leander Paes tweeted a picture of Sindhu and Saina Nehwal on the podium and wrote,
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif also wished Sindhu and said that she was a role model for youngsters
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) also Tweeted their congratulations
Well done Sindhu & Saina. India is very proud of you & your medals. Congrats to Japan's Okuhara for an incredible victory #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 27, 2017
First Published: Aug 27, 2017 22:40 IST