India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday created history becoming the first Indian to win the Korea Open Super Series title. Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 became the world champion.
Even as the elated Twitteratti showered her with praises, Sindhu took the occasion to dedicate her victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday.
Here’s what she tweeted:
I dedicate this Victory for our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji on his Birthday for his untiring and self less services to our Country. https://t.co/frsNmZvtkK— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) September 17, 2017
Her tweet was in response to this congratulatory tweet from PMO India:
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on emerging victorious in the Korea Open Super Series. India is immensely proud of her accomplishment: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2017
But her tweet evoked mixed responses from people.
Some lauded her for the gesture:
Congratulations!!!You and our Prime Minister @narendramodi are The Best!!! Keep giving the Best!!! Keep it up!!! https://t.co/0hhTUQuQcJ— Virat Kohli Fanclub (@ViratKohliIndFC) September 17, 2017
This is the best #HappyBirthdayPM message.All of us wished ,but your one is special due to the value it added to the Nation— Jayashankar (@jaypanicker) September 17, 2017
And some took this opportunity to troll Modi critics:
अब नकली सेक्युलर और लिबरल तबके के लोग आपके पीछे पड जायेंगे । लेकिन हम आपके साथ है ।— Tushar Nimbalkar (@monurao111) September 17, 2017
From Tomorrow You Will Be Declare As Bhakt & Failed Badminton PlayersCommunalSanghiHindu Atanki— Pushkar K Gautam (@PushkarKGautam) September 17, 2017
U are a True Sportsman ! Keep it Up & God Bless for the Future.Be Prepared to be called a Sanghi Tho’ 😛— mamta Nigam (@mamtan14) September 17, 2017
Brace yourself. The terms “Sanghi, Hyper Nationalist,Failed player, Bhakt, Sycophant, Hindutva supporter” are waiting for you.👍— R@vi (@Ravi_Funny) September 17, 2017
But some didn’t agree with the idea of dedicating the victory to the Prime Minister:
now sindhu is officially a bakth …— ColorBlind🇮🇳 (@shekar163) September 17, 2017
It is always better to be away from politics and politicians…try to be neutral….— `SRIDEO` (@SrideoPrasad) September 17, 2017