“This is not a small feat,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated whilst hosting the winners of Thomas Cup team, players of which were fulfilled to get the backing of the nation’s premier.
Few days after congratulating the players over telephone for their historic victory at the reputable tourney in Bangkok, PM Modi met in person and interacted with the badminton squad, which also counted players from the women’s Uber Cup team.
“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 interaction with the champions, an elated PM relived the memory of the historic Thomas Cup campaign where India secured gold medal by beating Indonesia. Modi stated that India were able to raise their flag in the tournament after decades and it was not a small accomplishment.
He congratulated the team for their endeavours and said that people before never cared for these tourneys, however thanks to the Thomas Cup victory, the country took notice of the team and the sport 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 player Kidambi Srikanth for the manner in which the he had pushed the responsibility of leading the Indian challenge, especially in his final match in the championship.