It was a wonderful win for PV Sindhu last night, as she took revenge for her World Championships final loss against Nozomi Okuhara, beating her in three tantalising sets of Badminton.
The duo gave it their all on court, scampering from one part of the court to another and using all their guile and skill to outwit and outplay the opponent.
While in Glasgow it was Okuhara who played the important points better, last night it was PV Sindhu, who rose to the occasion when required and kept her nerve during the dying stages of the match, despite palpable exhaustion.
India celebrated Sindhu’s win, pouring out love for her on social media but one tweet from Sindhu did not quite bode well with her fans.
Sindhu dedicated her Korea Open win to Narendra Modi, who was celebrating his 67th birthday yesterday.
Narendra Modi had earlier tweeted regarding Sindhu’s win, saying that India was immensely proud of her achievement.
“Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on emerging victorious in the Korea Open Super Series. India is immensely proud of her accomplishment: PM,” Modi tweeted.
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on emerging victorious in the Korea Open Super Series. India is immensely proud of her accomplishment: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2017
Sindhu responded to Modi wishing him on his birthday and thanking him for all the work that he is doing for the nation.
“I dedicate this Victory for our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji on his Birthday for his untiring and self less services to our Country. (sic)” Sindhu said.
I dedicate this Victory for our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji on his Birthday for his untiring and self less services to our Country. https://t.co/frsNmZvtkK
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) September 17, 2017
But Sindhu’s tweet did not go well with the fans who felt that she should have dedicated her victory to her coach and not the Prime Minister of the nation, who essentially had no role(direct or indirect) to play in Sindhu’s win.
U shud dedicate this to ur teacher or nation
U dedicated to person who has blood of so many innocent people
— No Online Shopping (@whyarif) September 17, 2017
While Sindhu was merely wishing Narendra Modi back, it was very distasteful of people to bring in a political angle here