It was the second day of celebration for Indians after PV Sindhu entered into the women's singles badminton final at Rio after Sakshi Malik clinched a bronze medal for India.
However, Sindhu’s win prompted a twitter troll to target India's star badminton player and London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal.
The former world no.1 failed to live up to expectations as she suffered a defeat following a knee injury
@NSaina dear saina...pack ur bags..we hav found someone who knows how to beat the best ones— ANSH... (@ImAnshS6) August 18, 2016
(dear saina...pack ur bags..we have found someone who knows how to beat the best ones)
To this Saina gave a very classy reply, leaving the twitter troll embarrassed.
Sure thank u 😀Sindhu is doing really well 👍India is doing really https://t.co/7Sf2rztear— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 18, 2016
Saina’s dignified response prompted him to tender apology
sorry for hurting u— ANSH... (@ImAnshS6) August 18, 2016
..i really didnt mean it..i still love u...still a big fan
Like a true champion Saina not only accepted his apology but also wished him luck.
No problem my friend 👍all the best to u https://t.co/peMdJaJ4Rs— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 18, 2016
PV Sindhu's achievement deserves to be celebrated, but we must not forget the likes of Saina who showed the world that Indians too can play badminton and compete at the highest level.