Will return Sindhu’s phone, let her enjoy an ice-cream, says Gopichand


RIO DE JANEIRO: Badminton player PV Sindhu’s Coach Pullela Gopichand has left no boundaries in providing her the tactics of the game. PV Sindhu was fully dedicated in doing practice regularly at her academy.  His coach has taken her phone at the legendary coach's academy so that she can showcase her hard work to the nation.

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When Sindhu won the silver medal at Rio Olympics, the strict teacher became ready to gave her phone back and allowed her to enjoy her favourite ice-cream.

"Sindhu did not have her phone during the last three months. The first thing is I would return her phone. The second thing, after coming here for last 12-13 days, I had deprived her from having sweet curd which she likes most. I also stopped her from eating ice-cream. Now she can eat whatever she wants," Gopi told PTI.

He added, "She has had a great last week. The kind of work she has put in in the last two months is tremendous. The kind of sacrifices she has made without complaining is fantastic. She deserved to enjoy the moment and that's what I really wanted her to do. I'm very truly very happy."

"Sindhu is much younger. I think she has developed a lot in this tournament. She has a lot of potential to grow further. You should give your best shot. She has done us proud. I'm really happy for her."

Gopi's recommendation to Sindhu has been to consider having won a silver as opposed to feel frustrated on having missed gold.

"I advised her don't imagine that you lost it. Keep in mind that we have won a decoration. I needed to advise her this to guarantee that she doesn't overlook the most recent week's exertion that she put into come to second place on the platform.

"She has done every one of us pleased by the sort of the exertion she's put in. From our side we are upbeat, I needed her to appreciate the minute going into the platform. It's imperative for me, more than her, that to overlook that she lost the match and concentrate on the way that she won the decoration."

In spite of the fact that Gopi said that he would have been more satisfied had the national song of praise been played at the stadium.

"I simply wish that our banner had gone one piece higher and our National song of praise was played. Be that as it may, having said that, caps off to Sindhu for the sort of exertion she's put in," he said.

Coming into the competition as world number 10, the thirteenth seed Sindhu was a changed player, even as the notice young lady of Indian badminton and London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal made a gathering stage disposal.

Demonstrating her goliath killing capacity, the two-time World Championship bronze medalist expelled three players positioning superior to anything her on the way to the last.

Sindhu first beat world No 8 Tzu Ying Tai in the pre-quarters, world No 2 Wang Yihan in the last eight and in the semis she breezed past world No 6 Nozomi Okuhara to guarantee India the principal silver in badminton in the Olympics.

Sindhu, who had a 3-4 win-misfortune record against Marin going into the last, envisioned higher to disturb the two-time title holder and she succeeded by one means or another to wrap the principal amusement from being 13-16 down.

Be that as it may, Marin was far prevalent from being 10-all in the second diversion to wrap the issue yet Gopichand was all recognition for his ward.

"To create that sort of vitality going requires something exceptional. She's been phenomenal in all the four matches and she's battled well in the last also. I'm extremely pleased with the way that she gave it all she had. Marin was the better player on the day, Sindhu has learnt a lesson today. Ideally she will return more grounded whenever."

An All-England champion who lost in the Olympics quarterfinals in Sydney 2000 to mentor two medalists at the Summer Games – bronze through Saina Nehwal London 2012 and now Sindhu running a step higher with a silver in Rio 2016 – couldn't have requested more.

"It's ideal. At some point once in a million time and most likely for us once in a billion! Not very many times that some individual gets a chance to remain on that platform. What's more, for some person to be a part of that voyage is exceptionally unique," Gopichand said.

"I'm exceptionally cheerful, extremely appreciative to the God and the general population who upheld in this adventure. I didn't have my telephone to answer to the all the best yet things like the Prime Minister's tweet persuades us to push harder. Everybody has given and attempted their best at the Olympics, just few of them have won.

"From our side, we as a whole have attempted our best. Ideally, we will return more grounded and win all the more however there was no deficiency of exertion from our side. Right now, I would truly thank the Government of India and SAI for supporting us. It's a colossal exertion from many individuals to get us an award. I simply feel appreciative to every one of them."

"We would have wanted to get the gold yet for her first Olympics and the way she played, I feel extremely glad."

Sindhu may have come back with a silver in the wake of getting under the skin of Spanish world No 1 Carolina Marin however her mentor Pullela Gopichand said the Indian would be the one to look out for in future.


"She's not yet played in such a large number of huge competitions and finals to really get things going. She's a solid competitor and will return more grounded whenever," Gopichand said.

"I think Marin played well. She was solid, she continued assaulting. Sindhu had her odds. In any case, at urgent time Marin played better."

Asked what he was telling Sindhu in the middle of the match, he said: "It was only vital to get our odds and assault well. She made some straightforward mistakes and Marin took the force from that point."

"The at first whirlwind of focuses that Sindhu lost, completing the amusement and changing over I feel that needs a tiny bit of experience," he included.

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