Sachin, Big B, SRK congratulate India Super Series champion PV Sindhu

India’s Olympic 2016 silver medallist defeated her Rio nemesis Carolina Marin in straight games to clinch the India Open title at a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex (in New Delhi) and spark a series of congratulatory messages from the celebrities.

India’s PV Sindhu lets out a triumphant cry after winning women’s singles final of the 'Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2017' tournament, in New Delhi on Sunday.   -  PTI

Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan joined cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in congratulating P.V. Sindhu for her India Open World Super Series badminton championship on Sunday.

 

India’s Olympic 2016 silver medallist defeated her Rio nemesis Carolina Marin in straight games to clinch the India Open title at a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex ( in New Delhi) and spark a series of congratulatory messages from the celebrities.

According to Twitter, there were 66000 tweets with search terms related to Sindhu and Marin (#Sindhu, #Marin, #SindhuvsMarin, #indiaopen, @pvsindhu1, @caro_marin2)​, and was one of the most talked about topics world-wide.

Sachin, who presented a BMW car to Sindhu after her Rio heroics, applauded Sindhu’s ‘warrior instinct’ in the match against Marin while Sehwag took the opportunity to highlight how sports unites people.

 

Big B, another ardent supporter of Indian sportpersons, tweeted: “P.V. Sindhu wins India SS title. Huge congratulations! Sweet revenge, after the Olympic loss but this one more convincing!“

Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently busy filming director Imtiaz Ali’s new project, which is tentatively titled “The Ring”, thanked Sindhu for making the country proud.

“Super performance by P.V. Sindhu. Congratulations and thanks for making us proud,” SRK wrote.

Sindhu overcame her Rio Games conqueror Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games to win her maiden India Open Super Series badminton title .

The match-up between Sindhu and Marin was a repeat of the 2016 Rio Olympic final which saw the Spaniard taking away the gold medal in a hard-fought encounter.

But in front of her home fans here, third seed Sindhu posted a 21-19, 21-16 triumph in 46 minutes to give another display of her fast-rising career.

(With inputs from IANS)