New Delhi: The country's sporting fraternity, led by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday hailed P V Sindhu's historic triumph at the Badminton World Championships, saying her feat has made India proud.
Olympic silver medallist Sindhu beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in a one-sided summit clash in Basel, Switzerland, to clinch her and India's maiden gold in the World Championships.
"Amazing performance! Congratulations on becoming the 1st ever to win the BWF World Championships! You have made India proud, yet again," tweeted Tendulkar.
Amazing performance, @Pvsindhu1!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2019
Congratulations on becoming the 1st ever 🇮🇳 to win the BWF World Championships!
You have made India proud, yet again.#BWFWorldChampionships2019 pic.twitter.com/sUYPsVlnLT
Sindhu's fellow competitor and Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal also tweeted: "Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for the first ever world championships gold medal from India."
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for the first ever world championships gold medal from India 👍— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 25, 2019
Other cricketing greats also congratulated Sindhu.
"Congrats@Pvsindhu1 on winning Gold medal at #BWFWorldChampionships2019 Great exhibition of skill, fitness and mental strength to defeat Japan's Okuhara in such an emphatic fashion. Proud of you," wrote former India batsman and fellow Hyderabadi VVS Laxman.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 25, 2019
Another Hyderabadi and tennis great Sania Mirza too lauded Sindhu's achievement.
"What a champion you are girl @Pvsindhu1 congratulations.. enjoy the moment," she said.
What a champion you are girl @Pvsindhu1 💪🏽congratulations.. enjoy the moment .. 😘— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 25, 2019
Badminton Association of India president Hemanta Biswa Sarma added: "Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on winning the #BadmintonWorldChampionships by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a stunning game.
"This is a historic moment for all of us. I am thrilled with joy. India is proud," said Sarma.
Incredible!— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 25, 2019
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on winning the #BadmintonWorldChampionships by beating Nazomi Okuhara of Japan in a stunning game.
This is a historic moment for all of us. I am thrilled with joy. India is proud.#PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/g9CpCgO58I
Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh wrote: "Congratulations PV Sindhu 1st Indian to win Gold @Pvsindhu1 keep inspiring."
Congratulations PV Sindhu 1st indian to win Gold @Pvsindhu1 keep inspiring ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 25, 2019