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PM congratulates Srikanth on Indonesia Open triumph

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth after he clinched his second Super Series title by lifting the Indonesia Open men's singles trophy in Jakarta.

World No.22 Srikanth, who had reached the finals at Open in April, outclassed Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai 21-11 21-19 in just 37 minutes in the final.

"Congratulations @srikidambi! We are extremely delighted on your victory in the Indonesia Open Super Series tournament," Modi wrote in his twitter handle.

Badminton Association of (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma also congratulated Srikanth on his achievement and announced a financial reward for the shuttler.

"Congrats @srikidambi on your superb win at #IndonesiaSSP Finals. You've made us all proud. Glad to announce Re 5 lakh award from @BAI_Media," Sarma tweeted.

cricketer also took to the platform to shower his praise on Srikanth.

"Congratulations Kidambi Srikanth on becoming the first Indian to win the #IndonesiaOpen . Ek killa Fateh," he wrote.

Srikanth's fellow shuttlers also congratulated him on his superb win.

HS Prannoy, who lost in the semi-finals of the tournament after beating the likes of Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long, wrote: "@srikidambi congrats broooo !! ????"

Ajay Jayram tweeted, "Congratulations @srikidambi ! Super performance ????????????.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 17:57 IST