Proud of you, champion: Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Kidambi Srikanth's incredible featIndian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday defeated reigning Olympic and world champion, Chen Long, to lift the Australian Open title - his second consecutive Super Series win.
Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth achieved what many aspire for! The 24-year old shuttler continued his dominating run to clinch the Australian Open Super Series title beating Olympic champion Cheng Long in straight games 22-20, 21-16 on Sunday.
The Indian shuttler took less than 30 minutes to outclass the Chinese opponent with his impressive all-round skills. This was also Srikanth’s third straight Super Series final after playing in Singapore and Indonesia. He also won the title at Indonesian Open tournament last week.
He became only the fifth player in the world to contest three consecutive Super Series finals.
From cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi everybody took this opportunity to congratulate the Guntur-born lad for his fantastic achievement.
"Heartiest congratulations to @srikidambi on winning 2nd successive Superseries title. Proud of you champion! #AustralianSS," Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter account.
Tweets keep flowing after Kidambi Srikanth’s famous win in Sydney:-
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
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 25, 2017
Looks like it's getting tough for everyone to Clinch titles when Indian boys are in form!! Congrats @srikidambi 👌👌👍— PRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) June 25, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS Srikanth K .. you have beaten the best .. given India a pride of place .. proud of you !! https://t.co/n6XU0xu5pF— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 25, 2017
All hail the champion!