P V Sindhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach the finals of the women’s singles competion at the Rio Olympics as she stunned Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to assure India of atleast a silver medal.
The two-time bronze medallist at World Championship notched up a sensational 21-19 21-10 victory over the All England Champion from Japan in a pulsating semi-final that lasted 49 minutes.
The World No. 10 from Hyderabad will next take on two-time World Champion and top seed Carolina Marin of Spain in the summit clash on Friday.
And understandably so, Twitter exploded in joy. And what better place to start than Abhinav Bindra, the man Sindhu would hope to emulate by winning gold.
What a player !! @Pvsindhu1 I’m waiting for you to join me in the club. You have no idea how lonely it’s been !!!— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 18, 2016
T 2352 – YEEEAAAAHHHHHH !! COME ON INDIA .. PV Sindhu in FINALS of Womens Badminbton at #Rio2016 .. another women from India ! HISTORIC— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 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
Congratulations PV Sindhu on entering the finals of women’s badminton in Rio! First prospect of a gold or silver: you have excited a nation!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 18, 2016
#PVSindhu was in a zone of her own in the semifinals. Destroyed a higher ranked opponent! In this mood she can do anything and beat anyone!— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) August 18, 2016
Another girl does us proud. Sensational from #PVSindhu.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 18, 2016
And there were a few tweets taking a dig at Shobhaa De as well. And who was leading the pack? Why, Big B, of course!
T 2352 – #PVSindhu …aapne ‘bolne walon’ ki bolti bund kar di .. karm bolta hai aur wo kabhi kabhi ‘kalam’ ko bhi hara deta hai ! BADHAI !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
we should celebrate 17 & 18th August as ” शोभा DAY “.— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) August 18, 2016
Go for gold, girl! India is rooting for you!