India’s badminton star PV Sindhu clinched a historic individual silver medal at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Tuesday (August 28). No Indian had ever reached the summit clash of a singles event at the Asian Games before the Hyderabadi shuttler.
Sindhu lost 13-21 16-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying, who is ranked No.1 in the world, in the final. It is the first time that India has won two individual medals at the Asian Games with Saina Nehwal clinching a bronze earlier.
PV Sindhu’s achievement has certainly made every Indian proud. Twitter is filled with congratulatory messages for the badminton star. India’s cricketing fraternity also took to the micro-blogging site to laud Sindhu and her achievement.
Here are some of the tweets:
Hugely disappointing for Sindhu but quite honestly Tai played at a different level. In fact Tai seems to have drawn quite a distance between herself and the rest of the pack in women’s badminton— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 28, 2018
You can be very proud of the way you played @Pvsindhu1 .Great effort to become the first Indian badminton player to win an Asian Games Silver. Onwards and upwards. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/Dkree6U76k— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 28, 2018