Sachin Tendulkar gifts swanky BMW cars to PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Gopichand. All the three Rio 2016 Olympians and also the cricketing legend along with national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand came together under one crown at P. Gopichand Nimmagadda Prasad Badminton Academy at Hyderabad.
The lavish BMW cars were provided by Hyderabad District Badminton Association, President Chamundeshwarnath to the four sportspersons for their mind-blowing success.
Shutter PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik are winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games. So cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on 28th August, 2016 said it is the beginning of a wonderful journey for the duo.
Sachin Tendulkar also said that, “This is a great moment for Indian sport. Journey begins here, I am sure this doesn’t stop here, we all will be joining that journey and are there to support you. You will keep us giving number of times to celebrate.”
Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at the Rio Olympics, gave the keys at a function at the Gopichand Badminton Academy. The batting maestro said, “Gopichand you have been a great role model, you have gone a notch higher. We all respect you. You are a real hero. We need your guidance in getting more medals. I also thank various other coaches.”
“Your preparation…sacrificed so many things…you are not allowed to eat certain things and phones were kept aside, to enable you to focus. I knew, during Rio I saw such was the attention” Sachin Tendulkar said.
He also said referring to the medals won by Sakshi and PV Sindhu, “We are really proud of you, we all are praying for you, we all support you now that you have said you want to convert bronze into gold and silver into gold.”