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Proud of you, champion: Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Kidambi Srikanth's incredible feat

Indian 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.
Champion Kidambi Srikanth with Australian Open... Source: GETTY IMAGES
Aditya Chauhan New Delhi 25 Jun 2017, 07:28 PM IST

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:- 

All hail the champion!

 
 
 

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