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CWG 2022: PM Modi, President Murmu congratulate Indian badminton team for winning silver medal

They praised every player in a series of tweets
PM Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu
PM Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 03.08.22, 10:14 AM

President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday congratulated the Indian badminton team for winning silver medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and said "the skills, team work and fighting spirit displayed by them are remarkable".

Kidambi Srikanth came up with an underwhelming performance as India succumbed 1-3 to Malaysia and settled for the silver in the mixed team badminton event at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

Srikanth lost to lower-ranked Tze Yong Ng in three games to put the defending champions on the backfoot in the final.

P V Sindhu did what was expected out of her in the women's singles, while the men's doubles pairing of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty went down in the opening doubles.

"Congratulations to the members of the Indian badminton team for winning the silver medal in the Mixed Team Event #CommonwealthGames. The skills, team work and fighting spirit displayed by them are remarkable. I convey my appreciation to all the players," the president tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated every member of the squad and said he was proud of their accomplishment. He opined that the silver medal won by the badminton team of India at the Commonwealth Games will go a long way in making the game even more popular. 

"Badminton is among the most admired sports in India. The Silver medal in the CWG will go a long way in making the game even more popular and ensuring more people pursue it in the times to come," Modi tweeted.



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