Never ever underestimate power of female gender, tweeted Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan after shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the final of women’s badminton singles at Rio Olympics on Thursday, assuring India of at least a silver medal.
“You have destroyed so many 'naysayers' .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA !,” Sr Bachchan added.
Sindhu defeated world No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals. She won the match 21-19, 21-10 to reach the finals. Sindhu was on top of her counterpart throughout the first game. She had the lead 4-1 at the start and never let Okuhara take control. She was controlling the game until the score became 19-17 after which the game was very close. It was 19-18, 20-18 and 20-19 before Sindhu finally won the game 21-19. Sindhu later won the second game 21-11 to reach the final. The Indian shuttler will now play world No. 1 Carolina Marin for the gold.
This is how the celbs and sportpersons reacted to her win:
T 2352 - Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many 'naysayers' .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
#PVSindhu & #AditiAshok were amazing at the Rio Olympics . Congratulations and yaaay - #GoINDIA #GirlPower— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 18, 2016
President #PranabMukherjee & PM #NarendraModi Congratulates #PVSindhu on her victory in #Rio2016 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/2INU5fj69q— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) August 19, 2016
#SudarsanPattnaik's Sand Art with message 'All The Best' #PVSindhu for today's #Badminton finals at #Rio2016. pic.twitter.com/ZwgTGMumF0— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) August 19, 2016
#PVSindhu & #AditiAshok shine at the Rio Olympics - prayers & best wishes with them - #GoINDIA— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 18, 2016
Another medal assured #Rio2016. Congrats #PVSindhu ...Go for gold ????????????— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 18, 2016
Congrats to #PVSindhu who have brought glory to #India pic.twitter.com/elwZq2DUKD— ANIL VIJ Minister (@anilvijminister) August 18, 2016
Bhaiyo es chori ne bhe lath gaad diya proud of #PVSindhu and wish u all the best for finale hope u come up wth gold ????????— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 18, 2016
Let's go #PVSindhu , let's go India !!! ????— Leander Paes (@Leander) August 18, 2016
What a day it's been!First #SakshiMalik & now #PVSindhu in finals????????Here comes another medal.Silver haath mein Gold nazar mein.All d best????????????????— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) August 18, 2016
Gopi is really proud, we are all hoping for gold, will be a tough match:P.V.V Lakshmi,Gopichand's wife on #PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/iVNS13t8DW— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
WATCH: First reaction of #PVSindhu's family after she entered the finals, to play for gold tomorrow #Rio2016https://t.co/hbtP1AxOk9— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
Super #PVSindhu nails #Rio2016 medal. May grey turn to yellow for you super girl! #GoYellow @Pvsindhu1 @pullelagopicha1— GAGAN NARANG (@gaGunNarang) August 18, 2016
#Rio2016 Congrats @Pvsindhu1 Convincg victory..Well deservd..Keep up d momntm..Stop not till the GOLD is reached..Best wishes #PVSindhu #IND— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 18, 2016