HYDERABAD: Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian to win back-to-back Super Series titles.
On Sunday, Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long of China 22-20, 21-16 to clinch the Australian Open Super Series men’s singles title in Sydney.
Srikanth won his career’s fourth Super Series title….!!
This followed his win in the Indonesia Open last Sunday. Kidambi Srikanth is now the world No.11 badminton player, is set to break into the top 10 when the rankings are next declared.
After BAI offers Srikanth just Rs 5 lakh, Anand Mahindra says will gift TUV300…!!
Himanta Biswa Sarma, BAI (Badminton Association of India) president has declared a cash reward of ‘Rs.5 lakh’ for Kidambi Srikanth’ s Super Series win.
However, the chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra having been impressed by Srikanth’s triumph over a current World and Olympic Champion, has decided to gift him a Mahindra TUV 300, personally.
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 25, 2017
For years, Indian badminton players PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal shared several big-ticket brand deals between them. Now, Kidambi Srikanth is all set to join them.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) June 25, 2017
A look at the journey of the maestro…!
He became only the 5th player in the world to contest three consecutive Super Series finals…!!
Moments after his triumph against Chen Long, a digital giant also started talking with his agent. The deal, in an advanced stage of negotiation, is expected to collect Rs 2.4 crore.
PM Modi: Kidambi Srikanth has made the nation proud…!!
PM Narendra Modi congratulated Kidambi Srikanth on his remarkable performance at the BWF Super Series in Indonesia.
We are really proud of the victory of @srikidambi in the Australian Open. I congratulate him for yet another wonderful win.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 25, 2017
PM Modi On Sunday, said in his monthly radio broadcast program in Mann Ki Baat:
World’s 5th player to contest 3 consecutive Super Series finals…!!
Srikanth had reached the finals of the Singapore Open series in April and Indonesia Open series before this tournament and has thus become only the fifth player in the world to contest three consecutive Super Series finals.
Srikanth gives a beautiful reply to Sachin’s tweet after Australia Open triumph…!!
Kidambi Srikanth has also recently sent out a heartwarming reply to the cricket legend Sachin on Twitter.
CHECK OUT HIS REPLY:
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 25, 2017
Thank you sir. Your tweet is like a billion wishes for me. Will keep giving my best for the country.
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) June 25, 2017