From Tendulkar to Kumble, Sindhu draws praise post her Indian Open triumph
'Congratulations @pvsindhu1 on the win! Great game! Wishing you more success! #SindhuvsMarin,' Indian head coach Anil Kumble wrote. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu received a flurry of wishes from the sporting fraternity after she overcame her Rio Games conqueror Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games to win the India Open Super Series badminton title on Sunday.
The star Indian shuttler took avenge of her Rio Olympics final defeat by sweeping aside Marin 21-19, 21-16 in the summit showdown of the Indian Open that lasted 47 minutes at a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex here in the national capital.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to praise Sindhu for coming out as the true winner all the way."Champion moves & a warrior instinct! A true winner all the way. @Pvsindhu1, take a bow. #SindhuvsMarin," the master blaster tweeted.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag continued his typical witty way while congratulating Sindhu.
"Congratulations @pvsindhu1 on the win! Great game! Wishing you more success! #SindhuvsMarin," Indian head coach Anil Kumble.
Labelling the Indian shuttler as a great performer and a champion, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif also extended his warm wishes to Sindhu on winning the Indian Open title.
Meanwhile, sports minister Vijay Goel wrote, "Awarded medal to @Pvsindhu1 on her big win at the #IndianOpen2017 finale, also @caro_marin2 for securing the runner`s up position. Bravo!"The win gave Sindhu her first India Open title and second Super Series title after the China Open last year.