Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised ace shuttler PV Sindhu for her performance at the World Badminton Championships at Glasgow.
Sindhu settled for silver after losing 19-21, 22-20, 20- 22 to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in an epic final today.
"Well played @Pvsindhu1! We are proud of your game at the @2017BWC finals. Congratulations," the prime minister tweeted.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag also congratulated the Indian shuttler on winning her third medal at the World Championship.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu - Remember the name.A role-model for a generation, aged 22.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2017
India is proud of u @Pvsindhu1
Most breathtaking finals
"Pusarla Venkata Sindhu - Remember the name. A role-model for a generation, aged 22. India is proud of u @Pvsindhu1 Most breathtaking finals," he wrote.
While the gruelling contest was on between Sindhu and Okuhara, Sehwag had tweeted: "Making India switch off from watching a cricket match while we are batting, what a joy to watch. #Sindhu in full flow. Come on India".
Veteran tennis star Leander Paes tweeted a picture of Sindhu and Saina Nehwal on the podium and wrote, "Watching two of our Champions on the Podium is such a proud feeling!! #BWC2017."
Watching two of our Champions on the Podium is such a proud feeling!!#BWC2017