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PM Modi’s Q&A Session Cheers On Indian Badminton Champions: “This Is Unmatched” -By ASC

The players talked about various aspects of their game and their lives off the court.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the returning Indian badminton champions after outstanding performances in the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup. During a brief “Q&A” interaction, a few days after the Indian team made history by winning its first Thomas Cup crown, the players talked about different aspects of their game and their lives off the court, PM Modi said in a tweet.

Badminton players said they were “proud that we had the support of our Prime Minister”.

Speaking about the interaction, one of the winning heroes, Kidambi Srikanth said, “The PM took a lot of time out of his busy schedule to meet us. He also contacted us shortly after the final, and also spoke to us, and congratulated us. Things like this. definitely helps all the players to play well. This is something that is unmatched “.

“The PM follows the players and the sport, and his thoughts are in relation to the players,” P Gopichand said while sharing his experience of meeting PM Modi.

“I used to be a player and win medals but was never called by my Prime Minister,” said doubles coach Mathias Boe, who was part of the interaction with the PM.

Lakshya Sen, who helped India make history, said that PM Modi remembered small things about the players. “He pays attention to small and small things. He knows that Almora’s mithai ball is very famous, so he has asked me to get it. I got it for him. And he also knows that my grandfather and father also used to play. These little things are very important. “Big guys like this say this to you, so it feels really good to talk to him,” he said.

Last week, the Indian team made history by winning the Thomas Cup crown for the first time since its inception in 1949. The men’s team beat Indonesia in the final, the most successful country in the Thomas Cup with 14 championships.

Only five countries have previously won championships in the seven -decade history of the tournament: China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Denmark.


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