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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.—

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