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The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with the badminton players who won the Thomas Cup after 73 years as well as the women players participating in the Uber Cup and encouraged them. He said that your victory has increased the popularity of badminton in the country. This was not possible with the speeches of coaches and leaders.
He said that there was a time when our team used to be far behind in the list of winning the Thomas title. Indians would never have even heard the name of this title, but today you have made it popular in the country. This Indian team has instilled the spirit that with hard work, anything can be achieved.
Modi also spoke to the Thomas Cup winning team members Chirag, Lakshya Sen and HH Prannoy. Apart from this, also interacted with Unnati Hooda, the youngest player of Haryana who participated in Uber Cup.
At the same time, the coach of the doubles team, Mathias Bo, was very happy when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and talked to the team. He said that I have also been a player. Won medals for his country Denmark. But our Prime Minister never called to meet the team.
HS Prannoy answered the questions of the Prime Minister.
Lakshya Sen explains the reason for not playing in three matches
Congratulating the players, Modi said that Lakshya Sen had told me on the phone that he would feed sweets. Today he has brought sweets for me. In fact, when the PM interacted with the players after winning the Thomas Cup, he asked Lakshya to feed him sweets from Almora.
On the other hand, Lakshya Sen, stating the reason for not playing the first three matches, said that he had got food poisoning. Because of this, he could not play three matches, perhaps he had eaten something wrong at the airport.
Badminton doubles player Chirag Sethi shaking hands with the Prime Minister.
salute to Pranay’s courage
Talking to HS Prannoy, he praised his spirit and said that even after getting injured, he came on the court for the country in the semi-final match and winning the team is commendable. You have a lot of energy inside you. She also interacted with Unnati Hooda, the youngest female player to participate in the Uber Cup and learned about her experiences.
Unnati Hooda was asked what is there in the soil of Haryana?
He asked them that what is there in the land of Haryana, which people are making their mark in the world of sports. Unnati replied with a laugh that it is our Haryana to eat milk and curd. Expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister, Unnati said that you do not differentiate between the players who win medals and those who do not win medals. Interact with all the players. This gives the loser the motivation to win further. There was a lot to learn in the presence of senior players at the Uber Cup.