Basel (Switzerland), August 26: PV Sindhu says she felt “angry and sad” after being criticised for not finishing on top in the last two World Championship finals and the gold medal in the just-concluded edition is her answer to all the critics who questioned her.
“This is my answer to the people who have asked me questions over and over. I just wanted to answer with my racket and with this win—that’s all,” Sindhu was quoted as saying by the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) official website after her crushing win over Okuhara.
“I felt really bad after the first World Championships final and last year I was angry, I was sad. I went through all my emotions, asking ‘Sindhu, why can’t you get this one match?’ but today came and I told myself to play my game and not to worry--and it worked out,” she added.
The 24-year-old from Hyderabad became the first Indian to achieve the feat by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever.