Badminton star Lakshya Sen with PM Modi.© ANI/Twitter
India made historical past final week by beating 14-time and defending champions Indonesia within the remaining to clinch a maiden gold medal on the Thomas Cup. Never within the historical past of the game had India even certified for the ultimate, however they overcame all odds to ship the nation into ecstasy. World quantity 11 Kidambi Srikanth defeated higher-ranked Jonatan Christie to wrap up a 3-0 victory and set off wild celebrations within the Indian camp as their gamers stormed the courtroom with the nationwide flag. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with India’s Thomas Cup heroes in addition to the Uber Cup contingent.
The Prime Minister hailed the India’s “‘Yes, we can do it'” angle, saying it has turn into the brand new energy within the nation.
“The ‘Yes, we can do it’ attitude has become the new strength in the country today. I assure you that the government will give all possible support to our players: PM Narendra Modi during interaction with the badminton contingent for Thomas Cup & Uber Cup,” PM Modi was quoted as saying by ANI.
One of the heroes of India’s Thomas Cup triumph, Lakshya Sen revealed that PM Modi had requested him to get Almora’s well-known ‘bal mithai’.
“He pays attention to small, small things. He knew that Almora’s bal mithai is very famous, so he had asked me to get it. I got it for him. And he also knew that my grandfather and father also used to play. These small things are very important. Such a big man is saying these things to you, so it feels very nice to talk to him,” Lakshya Sen stated.
Sen had given India an enormous win within the first match of the ultimate in opposition to Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Anthony Ginting. The 20-year-old shuttler had come again from a recreation right down to beat the Indonesian.
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