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“This Is Not A Small Feat”: PM Modi On India’s Thomas Cup Win | Badminton News

This is just not a small feat, Prime Minister Narnedra Modi stated whereas internet hosting the victorious Thomas Cup staff, gamers of which had been happy to get the backing of the nation’s premier. Few days after congratulating the gamers over phone for his or her historic triumph on the prestigious event in Bangkok, PM Modi met in particular person and interacted with the badminton squad, which additionally included gamers from the ladies’s Uber Cup staff.

“I congratulate the whole team on behalf of the nation. This is not a small feat. You have done it. There was a time when we were so behind in these tournaments that no one would know here,” stated Modi.

During his interplay with the champions, an elated PM relived the reminiscence of the historic Thomas Cup marketing campaign the place India clinched gold medal by defeating favourites Indonesia.

Modi stated that India had been capable of hoist their flag within the competitors after a long time and it was not a small achievement.

He congratulated the staff for his or her efforts and stated that individuals earlier by no means cared for these tournaments, however because of the Thomas Cup win, the nation took discover of the staff and the game of badminton.

“The ‘Yes, we can do it’ attitude has become the new strength in the country today. I assure you that the government will give all possible support to our players,” stated the prime minister.

He congratulated senior participant Kidambi Srikanth for the way through which the 29-year-old had shouldered the accountability of spearheading the Indian problem, specifically in his remaining recreation within the championship.

“I can very proudly say that no other athlete in the world can boast about this, sir. Only we have this privilege of talking to you immediately after winning. First of all, thank you so much, sir,” Srikanth stated.

“Athletes will be proud to say that we have the backing of our prime minister,” he added.

Chief nationwide coach Pullela Gopichand stated, “PM follows the players and the sport, and his thoughts connect with the players.” As far as doubles coach Mathias Boe was involved, he stated, “I have a been a player and won medals, but have never been called by my PM.” Star shuttler Lakshya Sen gifted the PM Almora’s well-known ‘bal mithai’ after he expressed his curiosity to savour the style of the sweets.

“The PM asked for Almora’s bal mithai and I got it for him. It is touching that he remembers small things about players,” Sen stated.

“We feel very motivated whenever you meet us, interact with us. I hope I keep winning medals for India, keep meeting you, and keep getting bal mithai for you,” the teenager added.

The PM requested what’s there within the soil of Haryana that it retains producing one nice participant after one other? Woman shuttler Unnati Hooda, who hails from Haryana, was delighted at assembly the PM.

“Sir, what motivates me is that you don’t discriminate between the medallists and non medallists,” Hooda stated.

Doubles specialist Satwiksairaj Rankireddy stated the gamers slept with their medals after the memorable title triumph final week.


India capped off their historic Thomas Cup marketing campaign by blanking 14-time champions Indonesia 3-Zero within the finals.

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