Mumbai: Twitter was flooded with messages congratulating Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth after he defeated Olympic champion Chen Long in a convincing fashion to win the Australia Open Super Series men’s singles title.
Srikanth won the match in straight games, 22-20, 21-16 to win his career’s fourth Super Series title. Sachin Tendulkar was one of the big names who sent out a Tweet to congratulate the shuttler “heartiest congratulations to @srikidambi on winning 2nd successive super series title. Proud of you champion”.
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Srikanth has also now sent out a heartwarming reply to the cricket legend on Twitter “thank you sir! Your tweet is like a billion wishes for me. Will keep giving my best for the country.”
World no. 11 Srikanth recorded his second straight title win after he won the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier last week.
Srikanth had finished the runner-up in the final of the Singapore Open in April. With this win, he became the sixth player in the world and the first Indian male badminton player to play in three consecutive Super Series Finals.