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Twitterati slams Telangana deputy CM for saying PV Sindhu needs a ‘proper’ coach

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.

 

The Telangana government has already awarded Sindhu with a ₹5 crore cash reward, 1,000 square yard plot and a government job.

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