Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed shuttler Lakshya Sen for placing up a spirited struggle after he misplaced the final of the All England Championships, and expressed confidence that he would maintain scaling new heights of success.
Sen’s dream run at the All England Championships ended with a heartbreaking straight-game loss in opposition to world primary and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen within the males’s singles remaining on Sunday, persevering with India’s 21-year-long agonising watch for the coveted trophy.
“Pleased with you @lakshya_sen! You have proven exceptional grit and tenacity. You place up a spirited struggle. Finest needs on your future endeavours,” PM Modi tweeted.
“I’m assured you’ll maintain scaling new heights of success,” the Prime Minister mentioned.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally hailed Sen’s efficiency.
“You’re second to none, @lakshya_sen. You’ve gotten received a billion hearts. Congratulations for a beautiful efficiency. You’ve gotten performed India proud! My finest needs on your future endeavours,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted.
After 4 days of sensational badminton, the 20-year-old Sen faltered on the cusp of historical past as he dedicated too many errors to go down 10-21 15-21 to former champion Axelsen within the summit conflict.