Who Said What: Indian cricketers react to PV Sindhu's World Badminton Championship final defeat
PV Sindhu lost out to Okuhara in the final.
In an engaging and thoroughly engrossing World Badminton Championship women's singles final, India's PV Sindhu lost out to Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 20-22, 22-20. After a final that lasted nearly two hours, the 22-year-old could only finish with a silver medal after a brilliant tournament.
In what was one of the finest games of badminton in which neither player deserved to lose, Sindhu was unfortunate to come out on the losing side as Okuhara became the first Japanese women's singles player to become a world champion in the tournament's history, adding to her All England Championships crown and the World Superseries title.
The 22-year-old Sindhu claimed another silver medal to follow her Olympic silver medal at Rio in 2016 and continued to inspire a country and trend on Twitter even while India were playing the third ODI against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
Despite the defeat, several Indian cricketers sent their congratulations to the youngster who continues to inspire an entire nation to take up badminton. Here are some of them: