India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu lost the Dubai BWF Super Series final to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi by 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 but everyone was impressed by her spirit in the game. Sindhu missed out on another gold medal as she lost in a nail-biter of a game. The first two sets were clearly one-sided but the third set came right down to the wire with Yamaguchi edging past the Indian Olympic silver-medallist.
Sindhu had to settle for the silver medal in yet another championship after a 1 hour 34 minutes match. Despite Sindhu not being able to bag a gold medal, majority of fans were not disappointed with her. In the stadium and on Twitter, fans lauded Sindhu’s effort.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Sindhu bagging a silver medal –
— Zura ja nai, Katsura da! #JoiGaJoy (@Deepikachoubey2) December 17, 2017
— Myself (@iJagsG) December 17, 2017
— Himanshu Dasani (@jimmydasani) December 17, 2017
I have seen #WonderWoman thrice, not the movie, I am talking about the one who played 3 ‘out of the world’ badminton finals #RioOlympics #GlasgowWC & today #DubaiSSF
The winner was different everytime but it was the breath taking #PVSindhu ,that made victory memorable for them.
— Jaqen H’ghar (No one) (@jaqen_no1) December 17, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 17, 2017
— Jaspreet Sahni (@JaspreetSSahni) December 17, 2017
— Manoj Kumar Sahu (@ManojSahuG) December 17, 2017
Yet another day, yet another match, yet another nail biting finish, lost the match but won many hearts again. You beauty PV Sindhu and Well played Akane Yamaguchi. That 14th point in the final round was the headline of this match.
#PVSindhu #DubaiSSF #DubaiSuperSeriesFinal
— Yogesh Gautam (@yogesh_gautam__) December 17, 2017
— Jyothirmayi K (@urstrulyjoe) December 17, 2017
What a fight #PVSindhu . Don’t lose heart next year u are going to win gold in all major tournaments.Kudos for ur fighting spirit
— @ibhaski (@ibhaski1) December 17, 2017
#PVSindhu she is proud Daughter of this country. Fighter of pride. Keep going.
— R K Daharwal (@DaharwalK) December 17, 2017
After having won:
1. Syed Modi International
2. India Open
3. Korea Open
— Satwant Singh (@SSatwantS) December 17, 2017
— siju.krishnankutty (@iam_cju) December 17, 2017
— Aditya Gaikwad 7 (@Aditya_ab_7) December 17, 2017
Wr cannot say “the better player won”. Becoz both players were on the floor in the last game. It was intense & Yamguchi won becoz of little better stamina. #PVSindhu you won our hearts. We are sure the coach will improve your fitness in times to come.
— G. Venkatesh (@GVenkat161175) December 17, 2017
There is something about PV Sindhu. She looks tired, but comes with an amazing smash. Where does she get that extraaaa energy from?
— Ashim Sunam (@ashim_sport) December 17, 2017
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) December 17, 2017
— Bharat Mujumdar (@bharatmujumdar) December 17, 2017
#PVSindhu goes for 2nd spot in #DubaiSSF,.
Hamari sherni ladhte ladhte lakhon dil aaj bhi jeet gayi jab indian logon ne cricket chodke badminton ka match dekha
Salute to that Hard work & endless winning spirit of urs
— piyask (@skfangirl03) December 17, 2017
Long rallies were a highlight of the match in the deciding phase of the match. At times, both the shuttlers were left gasping for breath on the court.
Sindhu’s medal is India’s third medal in the season-ending tournament after Saina Nehwal (2011) and the mixed doubles pair of V. Diju and Jwala Gutta (2009).