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Rio Olympics: Amitabh Bachchan joins political fraternity in lauding Sindhu on semi-finals feat

Updated: Aug 17, 2016 13:06 IST

New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday joined the nation in lauding ace Indian shuttler P.V Sindhu who reached the semi-finals of the women's singles event at the Rio Olympics.

"#PVSindhu .. you played a super game .. CONGRATULATIONS !! More glory for you ..you made us all very proud ! Beat No 2 at #Rio2016," he said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, the political fraternity also came together in heaping praises on Sindhu, who produced a gritty performance under tremendous pressure as she overcame Chinese world number two Yihan Wang in straight games.

"Well Played PV Sindhu, A Stunning fast paced game.Best wishes for Semis.Go for Glory @ #Rio2016 & do #IND proud. #PVSindhu," MoS for Information and Broadcast Rajyavardhan Rathore tweeted.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also wished Sindhu the best of luck for her semi-final encounter with Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

Earlier today, the 21-year-old lanky shuttler from Hyderabad, claimed a 22-20, 21-19 victory over Wang in a gruelling quarterfinal contest that lasted nearly an hour at Riocentro-Pavilion 4.

In the opening game, Sindhu showed tremendous resilience against the 28-year-old Wang, who dominated the proceedings from the start.

The Indian shuttler subsequently held her nerves to thwart the opposition and claw back to secure the first game.

With the win, Sindhu, the two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, will now have two shots at landing a medal for India.

She will next compete against Okuhara of Japan in the semifinal on Thursday. If she loses, she will play a bronze medal play off with the loser of other semifinal. (ANI)