Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth might have lost his quarterfinal match against Chinese superstar Lin Dan but his spirited performance has won every Indian fan’s heart.
After losing the first set badly by 21-6, Srikanth made a strong comeback in the next set and totally outplayed his much superior opponent. He won the second set convincingly by 21-11. Srikanth then started his third set much more confidently and had the Chinese in a spot of bother before eventually losing the set 18-21.
Fans on Twitter lauded Srikanth’s incredible performance. Here are some of the tweets:
Here are some of the tweets:
.@srikidambi Hats off champion. Many peaks lie ahead. It will be.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 17, 2016
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 17, 2016
Respect respect respect @srikidambi my admiration.
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 17, 2016
— R SRIDHAR (@coach_rsridhar) August 17, 2016
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 17, 2016
Very very proud of @srikidambi in his Olympic effort. As Paul Simon said 'the fighter still remains' – wishing him all success going forward
— Sundar Raman (@ramansundar) August 17, 2016
Well tried @srikidambi..both U & PGopichand have done Ind proud & there's plenty 2 conquer ahead!Pl keep it up & stick w/Yur self belief..!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) August 17, 2016
Kidambi Srikanth just pushed the greatest player in the history of the sport there. It's like taking a set off prime Federer #somecontext
— Chinmay Bhogle (@chinmaybhogle) August 17, 2016
Well played and well fought @srikidambi … Keep it up..
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) August 17, 2016
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) August 17, 2016
Lin Dan wins the day. Just about. What a great fight put up by @srikidambi!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 17, 2016
Salute @srikidambi . You fought. Absolute credit to you for the stunning turnaround
— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 17, 2016