Tokyo Olympics: Go For Gold – Ravichandran Ashwin leads cricket fraternity’s wishes after PV Sindhu storms in semifinals: Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu cruised her way to the semi-finals of Tokyo Olympics after defeating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20. Soon after Sindhu won the match, cricket veterans and analysts congratulated the Indian player on her achievement. Ravi Ashwin was among the first cricketers to wish Sindhu on her feat.
PV Sindhu 🥇🥈🥉 #Olympics 👏👏
— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 30, 2021
The first game was more close than the scoreline suggested and Sindhu had to bring out the best in her to win it 21-13. The scoreline in the first game might not indicate how closely it was fought, but Yamaguchi made her fight for every point. The star Indian shuttler was just one more game away from progressing to the semi-finals. Yamaguchi made Sindhu toil hard in the second game, and for every point, the Indian shuttler had to be at her best. In the end, the number six seed Sindhu ended up winning the match in straight games.
Fantastic show from @Pvsindhu1. Those smashes were wow.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 30, 2021
In the second game of the quarter-final, there was a 54-shot rally between Sindhu and Yamaguchi and it lasted for one minute and two seconds.
On Thursday, Sindhu had defeated Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the Round of 16 match of women’s individual event in the Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 3. Sindhu defeated Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 in just 41 minutes to cruise into the quarter-finals.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 30, 2021
Anurag Thakur- current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports also appreciated Sindhu on her achievement.
Such a thrilling match @Pvsindhu1 !!! 🏸
India 🇮🇳 storms into the Semi Finals !
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 30, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Go For Gold – Ravichandran Ashwin leads cricket fraternity’s wishes after PV Sindhu storms in semifinals