As PV Sindhu clinched her maiden gold in the final of BWF by defeating Nozomi Okuhara, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) put out a sexist tweet even as they congratulated the leader. Hours after wishes poured in for Sidhu after she achieved the historic feat after losing it for two consecutive years, CSK in their sexist tweet wrote: "Like most women love collecting gold, Indian women Au-mazing hand." However, they also tried to pun on the word 'amazing' by substituting it with 'Au' which is the short form of the scientific name of gold - Aurum. MS Dhoni's team was soon called out for their sexism and apologised for their mistake. They said 'sorry' and edited the post: "Roaring success of the highest order for Indian Badminton! Periya Visil for Sindhu".
P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships (BWF) gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the finals. Sindhu won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes. As she thanked the crowd for the incredible support she received and her coaches, Sindhi dedicated the award to her mother. Speaking at the event she said that she did it for the country and dedicated it to her mother who is celebrating her birthday on August 25. It was Sindhu's fifth World Championships medal -- joint-most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion Zhang Ning of China -- to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.
Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history. Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent. Prior to her World Championships medal 2019, she has won two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals. Sindhu has also won Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.
Dedicating the victory to her mother, Sindhu said: "I want to dedicate it to my mother, it's her birthday today. Happy Birthday mom." As Sindhu wished her mom happy birthday, the crowd started singing the birthday song. She continued: "Last time I lost in the finals and before year also I lost the finals, I am very happy this time, it was a very important win for me. I would like to thank the crowd because it means a lot. Every time they were they for my match. They cheered me. Big thanks to all of you. I won for my country. I am very proud of it being an Indian." PV Sindhu also thanked her coach and Pullela Gopichand for all the support they have given to her.