Sindhu’s win: a Twitter explosion

Social media went haywire after Sindhu’s victory, with former players and Bollywood celebrities congratulating the Indian on her remarkable achievement.

Sindhu’s marvellous display was filled with quality smashes, well-judged deep shots and a few nerve wracking drop shots at crucial intervals.   -  Sandeep Saxena

P. V. Sindhu created history as she stormed into the badminton women’s singles final after crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10.Social media went haywire after Sindhu’s victory, with former players and Bollywood celebrities congratulating the Indian on her remarkable achievement.

Abhinav Bindra, who has won India’s only individual Olympic gold medal at the Olympics, tweeted: “What a player @Pvsindhu1 I am waiting for you to join the club. You have no idea how lonely it’s been.”

With this victory, Sindhu also became the first Indian badminton player to reach the finals at the Olympics. Congratulating Sindhu, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: “Many congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on her stellar performance and great win! Best wishes for the next round. #Rio2016.”

Appreciating her effort, legendary Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan wrote: “Never ever underestimate power of female gender !#PVSindhu you have destroyed so many 'naysayers' you are the PRIDE of INDIA!”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his best wishes. “Way to go Sindhu! Congratulations! You have made India proud!!! All the very best for the finals,” the PM tweeted from his official handle.

Sindhu’s marvellous display was filled with quality smashes, well-judged deep shots and a few nerve wracking drop shots at crucial intervals. The Japanese player was blown away by the Indian’s superiority, losing 11 points on the trot in the final game.

Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand said: “@Pvsindhu1 Congrats…Medal in #RioOlympics2016. @OGQ_India. Go India Go Woman in sports!”

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