While standing at the airport waiting for silver medallist PV Sindhu to arrive from Rio, Telangana deputy chief minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali told reporters proudly that the government will be giving the shuttler and “additional coach” to win more gold medals.
“Sindhu is our daughter and she has made us proud. We will now provide her with an additional coach. Her current coach Gopi is good. But we want her to win Gold medals in the upcoming international competitions,” he said.
As Sindhu and Pullela Gopichand—who helped Saina Nehwal clinch the bronze in the 2012 London Olympics and now, Sindhu bag silver—left the airport and were showered with praise and love, Twitter was up in arms against Ali’s remarks. Many users asked him to “shutup” and avoid “foolish” comments.
Dy CM of Telangana,Mahmood Ali must know that Sindhu’s coach Gopi Chand is the best.Ali shud avoid foolish statement https://t.co/7t4hRCaiPW
— Sadhana Tiwari (@Swt_Sadhana) August 22, 2016
@ANI_news Telangana needs a better Deputy CM and a much better CM.
So dat the state can progress.
Sportsmen can do better w/ pol interfernce
— (((Anand))) (@anandmer4u) August 22, 2016
Telangana deputy CM Mahmood Ali pips sports minister Vijay Goel in a photo finish for gold.Fortunate to be born in an era of these 2 legends
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) August 22, 2016
How about Platinum medal for his stupidity? https://t.co/jstFvCppAP
— Krishna Mohan (@drkrishi) August 22, 2016
Will provide better coach for pv sindhu to win gold in 2020 -Telangana Deputy CM..wth is dis? U won’t encourage atleast learn how to behave?
— AMkR (@veerutherocker) August 22, 2016
The Telangana government has already awarded Sindhu with a ₹5 crore cash reward, 1,000 square yard plot and a government job.