Prime Minister Modi, Tendulkar lead applause for Srikanth
NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, among others, lavished praise on Kidami Srikanth for claiming the Australian Open title.
“We are really proud of the victory of @ srikidambi in the Australian Open. I congratulate him for yet another wonderful win,” Modi wrote on his twitter handle.
“Heartiest congratulations to @srikidambi on winning 2nd successive superseries title. Proud of you champion! #AustralianSS,” wrote Tendulkar on his twitter handle.
Srikanth’s compatriot HS Prannoy tweeted: “Looks like it’s getting tough for everyone to Clinch titles when Indian boys are in form!! Congrats @srikidambi.”
Sports Minister Vijay Goel also lauded Srikanth. “2nd successive Superseries title for @ srikidambi. Defeats Olympic champ Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 to become #AustraliaSS winner! Proud of you!,” Goel tweeted.—