Let the introductions begin with P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya, both former volleyball players. Sir Ramana won the Government of India-instituted 2000 Arjuna Award.
PROUD PARENTS OF THE HEART-THROB OF MILLIONS, P.V. SINDHU, AS WE KNOW HER TODAY ENSHRINED HER LEGACY IN THE 2016 BADMINTON SINGLES.
She displays hurry, a characteristic of a definitive winner. She loses, doesn’t make faces, climbs up again and shouts, ‘Yeaaah’. I love the sound of the Olympic announcers as they call her, Pusalra- It just comes out of her, means her.
Beating the world number 2 was a lifetime watch. Leading till 18-14, as the Chinese world number 2 levels up to 18-18, breaking any one’s winning morale. This is exactly, where she outperforms. She raids it again. Composed of her momentary mistakes, she collects her composure. She is offensive by nature. So, she attacks, loses a point, gains one.
But ‘Pusarla’ is an intelligent one too. The last couple of points are never pushing-points. She maintains calms and leaves the Chinese champion to nerve. Yes, she is catered to with the final points, offering us an opportunity to rejoice our entry into semi-finals of Rio 2016.
Today she repeats her feat again. She pushes herself into the Rio Badminton Finals 2016. Is it now about a Silver Medal? We don’t care. She teaches us to push forward, harder when the competition is undeniable, when you think winning is a fad. It is then, just then…YOU WIN.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a heart-throb who deserves our respect and pride. We love you. Jai Hind.