On Sunday, P.V. Sindhu made India proud by becoming the first Indian to win gold at the badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.
In just 36 minutes, Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games 21-7, 21-7 to lift the women's singles title. This was her fifth medal overall and third consecutive final at the World Championships, making her the joint-most successful player in the prestigious event along with Zhang Ning of China.
Not only common people or politicians but the 24-year-old garnered praises and congratulatory messages from all quarters including Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Taapsee Pannu among many others.
Putting to their social media handles, the stars congratulated her for her historic win and were all praises for the athlete.
Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter and wrote,
“Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships... Making us proud as a nation with your exceptional talent. Keep creating history!”
Akshay Kumar also praised her,
“Heartiest congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on becoming the first Indian to win a 🥇at the #BWFWorldChampionships2019. What a feat to achieve, you completely smashed it👏👏”
Hrithik Roshan wrote,
“Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on winning the #BWFWorldChampionships2019 and creating history. You once again prove that there is no substitute for hard-work and perseverance.”
Taapsee Pannu wrote,
Ladies and gentlemen , let’s welcome the new world champion
It’s THE GOLD finally!!!!!!
Aamir Khan wrote,
“Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 you make us so proud!
Sushmita Sen shared her picture and wrote,
“#makinghistory Now that’s FIRE!!!👊❤️First Indian to win a Gold #BWFWorldChampionships2019 dominating the finals & HOW!!! Soooooo proud of you @Pvsindhu1 & a Happyyyy Birthday to your Mom🤗😍😁❤️ I love you, GodSpeed👍❤️ #ProudIndian 🇮🇳”
Sonu Sood shared her winning clip and captioned it as,
“HISTORY CREATED. 👌👌👌👌CONGRATULATIONS MY FRIEND. @Pvsindhu1”
Aditi Rao Hydari wrote,
“Congratulations @Pvsindhu1! Such an incredible victory at the #BWFWorldChampionships 🙌🏼 Super super proud! 🏸PVSindhu #WorldChampionships2019”
Urmila Matondkar wrote,
“Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 What a victory!!!! Awesome 👏🏻 #BWFWorldChampionships2019 #Pride2019”
A Big Congratulations to #PVSindu for such an incredible victory at the #BWFWorldChampionships2019!