New Delhi, June 27 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood stars tweeted praise as Saina Nehwal completed a stupendous hat-trick of badminton titles and made the world take notice of her.
Jubiliant at Saina’s exploits at the Indonesian Open Super Series, the Bollywood brigade took to microblogging site Twitter to shower praise on the 20-year-old sports sensation.
Anupam Kher congratulated Saina by writing: ‘Saina is the most focused sports person in the country today. And it shows. Hope the advertising world doesn’t take over her life and game.’
His son Sikander Kher cheered Saina by writing: ‘GO SAINA !!!’
This was Saina’s third successive title after winning the Indian Open Grand Prix and Singapore Open in the previous two weeks.
Abhishek Bachchan also congratulated the World No. 3 by writing: ‘Saina congratulation!! Way to go girl.’
An elated Riteish Deshmukh wrote: ‘SAINA – truly a remarkable feat- congratulations.’
Actor Rahul Bose, who is also a former member of the Indian rugby team said: ‘Fantastic for Saina. If you read about her you get to know the massive hard work and sacrifice she and her family have put in.’
‘So happy to see Saina win the Indonesian Cup. Good to see girls from our country come up in the world of sports. Heart swells with pride. U (You) go girl,’ Shilpa Shetty wrote on a patriotic note.
Admitting his passiveness towards badminton, filmmaker Karan Johar wrote: ‘Kudos to Saina Nehwal!! Not that I follow badminton, but just watching the pride on her parents face was beyond victory! You go girl!’