How PV Sindhu’s win made even Salman Khan behave like a child


P V Sindhu may have missed out winning a coveted gold medal for India, but little did she realise that her Olympics feat made every Indian incredibly proud of her.

The 21-year-old Indian crumbled under the relentless pressure created by Marin to lose 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a pulsating final that lasted for an hour and 23 minutes at the Riocentre here.

Her gallant effort in the finals against the World No. 1 sent social media on fire. Those congratulating her included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, cricketer players and prominent names from other walks of society.

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Such was the magnitude of her victory that even Salman Khan, who drives millions crazy for an autograph of and a selfie with him.

Salman’s tweet stood out in among the thousands who took to social media to expressed their ecstasy on Sindhu’s feat.

Behaving like a child smitten by the glamour of his/her idol, Salman revealed how he had told his mother that even he had a photo with the new sporting sensation of India.

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Salman Khan

His tweet said, “Saw d finals on tv with my mom and told her I hv a picture with Sindhu . Proud. (sic)”

Salman was one of the brand ambassadors of the Rio-bound Indian contingent. On Wednesday, the actor had announced that he will hand over a cheque of Rs 1,01,000 to every Indian athlete, who had taken part in this year’s Olympics.

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He had written on his Facebook page, “He wrote, “As a gesture of appreciation for our Olympic athletes, I will present each one with a cheque of Rs1,01,000. The government is very supportive of sports . Each of us can also do our bit to encourage a sports nation . I admire the work that Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is doing to shape tmrw’s champions . And also companies like Edelweiss, Jio and others who have come forward to support the Olympics.”


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