Olympic silver medal winner P.V. Sindhu arrived in Hyderabad on Monday to a hero's welcome. The star shuttler was received at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport by her parents, relatives, ministers and officials from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Sindhu and her coach Pullela Gopichand were accorded a grand welcome as they came out of the airport. Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mehmood Ali and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chinnarajappa and ministers from the two states presented bouquets. However, the comments from Mehmood Ali, the Telangana deputy Chief minister about providing better coaching facilities enraged Twitteratti who lambasted the the Telangana CM.
"Sindhu is our daughter and she has made us proud. We are planning to give Sindhu proper coaching so that she can fetch gold next time," Times of India reported the deputy CM as saying.
Frustrated at the deputy CM's ignorance, Twitteratti reacted in the following manner
Actually, Telangana needs a more intelligent and aware Deputy CM. Someone tell him, it can't get better than Gopi! https://t.co/AwvNRZi5xF
— prerna koul mishra (@prernakaul) 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
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
So a foreign coach will bring India the gold Sindhu couldn't bring because Gopichand was her coach. What kind of adulation is that?
— Shelly Walia (@shellywalia) August 22, 2016
I object to the "we", the "proper", the "fetch", and actually all the other words in this statement. https://t.co/ANLrfQJ4Ma
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) August 22, 2016
Trust duffer netas to offer Sindhu the one thing she doesn't need. https://t.co/TDr05NN5x0
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 22, 2016
Speaking of tone deaf idiots in government: YOU are planning to give Sindhu “proper coaching”? Leave her alone!! https://t.co/b8nGOi8bEX
— Prem Panicker (@prempanicker) August 22, 2016
This is precisely the reason why politicians should keep out of sports. https://t.co/xUQst90BAU
— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) August 22, 2016
The best training you can give her is to shut up about things you don't know.
Go train with Vijay Goel for a Selfie. https://t.co/Eac7YIvu29
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 22, 2016
Modiji and Amitji will coach her directly next time. https://t.co/C86e1Yuo4s
— Prasanto K Roy (@prasanto) August 22, 2016
Ignorant / insensitive? Mahmood Ali, Deputy CM Telangana says P. Gopichand is good but planning to get better https://t.co/jEFhnSVfO8
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) August 22, 2016
"Proper coaching"? Gopi will be feeling insulted. https://t.co/UbbAZepO35
— Nikhil Mehra (@TweetinderKaul) August 22, 2016
— Sanjay Dixit (@Sanjay_Dixit) August 22, 2016
With inputs from IANS