Indian shuttler P V Sindhu attained a record-breaking feat and emerged as the first Indian shutter to win the gold medal at the badminton World Championship. PV Sindhu has beaten Japan's Nozomi Okuhara by 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes. While the entire nation is celebrating P V Sindhu's achievement, several celebrities across domains took to social media to congratulate the Indian shuttler.
Immediately, after the official announcement was made by the Badminton World Federation (WBF), veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher took to social media to congratulate the Indian sportswomen. Sharing a report stating PV Sindhu's win on Twitter, Anupam Kher wrote, "Congratulations dearest P V Sindhu for becoming the world champion. Your victory makes Indians all over the world so so proud. Thank you for giving us reasons to rejoice. Your journey is greatly inspirational. Jai Ho and Jai Hind."
Congratulations dearest @Pvsindhu1 for becoming the world champion. Your victory makes Indians all over the world so so proud. Thank you for giving us reasons to rejoice. Your journey is greatly inspirational. Jai Ho and Jai Hind.🙏😍🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/SgXmGkB6qM— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 25, 2019
Veteran musician Asha Bhosle also congratulated PV Sindhu for her remarkable win at the badminton World Championship. She put out a post on social media and said that the nation is proud of her.
Well played PV Sandhu. We are all proud of you 👏🏻— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) August 25, 2019
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, PV Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent.
It was PV Sindhu's fifth World Championship 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. PV 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.