Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian males’s badminton staff, who scripted historical past after profitable the Thomas Cup, in addition to the ladies’s staff that took half within the Uber Cup, on Sunday.
India’s Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy put up inspiring performances to beat Indonesia 3-0 final week in Bangkok.
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“I congratulate the entire staff on behalf of the nation. This isn’t a small feat,” PM Modi stated throughout his interplay with badminton champions.
Kidambi Srikanth stated that different athletes all over the world can’t say they received to fulfill their nation’s chief after profitable: “Our athletes will at all times be proud to say that now we have the backing of our Prime Minister. That is unmatchable. I’m very pleased with the way in which he spoke to us proper after our match. This may encourage all gamers to do nicely.”
India doubles coach, Mathias Boe stated that although he has received a number of medals for Denmark however has not met his personal nation’s chief.
“I’ve been a participant and received medals however have by no means been known as by my PM,” Mathias Boe stated.
Indian badminton legend and present Chief Nationwide Coach Pullela Gopichand stated: “PM follows the gamers and the game, and his ideas join with the gamers.”
It’s been a cheerful second for us as a result of we received Thomas Cup after 73 yrs. There was strain throughout the quarter-finals as we knew if we lose, we received’t get the medal. We had been decided to win all through the varied phases: Badminton participant HS Prannoy throughout the interplay.
Lakshya Sen additionally had one thing particular for PM Modi.
“PM requested for Almoda’s BalMithai and I received it for him. It’s touching that he remembers small issues about gamers,” Lakshya stated.
India Uber Cup participant, 14-year-old shuttler Unnati Hooda, lauded PM Modi for not discriminating between medallists and non-medallists.
“What motivates me essentially the most is that you simply by no means discriminate between medallists and non-medallists. I’ve realized rather a lot on this match. Subsequent time, the ladies’s staff additionally has to win,” she stated.
PM Narendra Modi additionally pointed India’s ‘can do’ perspective is for the entire world to see now.
“The ‘Sure, we are able to do it’ perspective has grow to be the brand new power within the nation at this time. I guarantee you that the federal government will give all attainable assist to our gamers,” PM Modi stated throughout his interplay with the badminton contingent for Thomas Cup & Uber Cup.