Telangana government faced huge embarassment after its minister Mahmood Ali unintentionally took a jibe at PV Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand.
Ali was quoted as saying “We are planning to give PV Sindhu proper coaching so that she can get gold medal next time. The coach that she has right now (Gopichand) is also good but beyond that, we wish for her to get a gold from the next tournament,”
Gopichand, who is a former All England Champion and the national coach has his own academy in Hyderabad.
Telangana government had also announced a reward of Rs 1 crore for him when he coached Saina Nehwal to a bronze medal during London 2012 Olympics.
Earlier, both Gopichand and PV Sindhu were felicitated at the Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad.