In a country obsessed with cricket, shuttler PV Sindhu managed to do the impossible. The 21 year old star badminton player forced everyone to switch on their televisions and tune in to the final match of women’s badminton singles in the Rio Olympics. In a nail biting match, Sindhu settled for silver medal competing with Spain’s Carolina Marin.
Sindhu’s ‘silver lining’ in a rather gloomy participation of India at the Rio Olympics made every Indian proud of her. Post her terrific performance she was showered with love from every nook and corner of India. All the voices in unison said the same thing, that they are proud of the Hyderabad girl.
Superstar Rajinikanth congratulated Sindhu in a tweet and the tweet got over 17,000 retweeets in few hours. Akshay Kumar, earlier this morning shared a picture of him and the shuttler, saying he always knew she was an achiever.
Check out their tweets here:
Hats off to you #PVSindhu .... I have become a great fan of yours ... Congratulations !— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 19, 2016
Also, have a look at how other Bollywood stars are showering love on her:
SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) August 20, 2016
T 2353 - #PVSindhu .. look what you did .. you had 1.25 billion people rooting for you !! That is no mean achievement ! Proud of you !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 19, 2016
Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 19, 2016
Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 19, 2016
#PVSindhu has brought so much happiness to an entire country. Hard work and determination always pays off so much to learn from her— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) August 19, 2016
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 19, 2016
Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) August 19, 2016
What a great day for Indian sport. Young girls and boys everywhere have a new idol. And this one is just getting started. Salute #PVSindhu— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) August 19, 2016
Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) August 19, 2016
Hear a nation roar for you tonite #PVSindhu !! God bless— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) August 19, 2016
Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) August 19, 2016
PV Sindhu creates history! Girl power rules. Bravo !— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) August 19, 2016
Well played... Well fought... Well deserved 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #PVSindhu TAKE A BOW!— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) August 19, 2016
Proud proud!! Our champion does settle for a silver but she is worth many golds! She is our girl! Indiaaaa be proud of ur daughter #PVSindhu— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) August 19, 2016
PV SINDHU..— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) August 19, 2016
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU...
YOUR PERFORMANCE IS WORTH MORE THAN GOLD...
Well done . So proud of you girl. #PVSindhu— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) August 19, 2016