New Delhi: Days after Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali said that even though Pullela Gopichand was a very good coach, the government will find a better coach for ace shuttler PV Sindhu, the shuttler has given her reply.
Speaking to CNN News18, Ali praised Gopichand but said that the government will find a better coach to train the 21-year-old, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to bag a Silver medal at Olympics 2016.
"The entire country is proud of her. No player could ever reach that level. Thus we are very happy that our daughter from Telangana has earned a name across the world. In future, we will find a better coach for Sindhu. Her current coach is also very good, but we will find a coach for her so that she wins a Gold medal next time," he told the channel.
However, the 21-year-old shuttler has made her stand clear by saying that Gopichand is still the best coach for her.
"I feel Gopi sir is the best coach," said Sindhu.
Notably, Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to clinch a Silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016.
Sindhu defeated World No. 2 Wang Yihan and World No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara before losing to World No. 1 Carolina Marin in the summit clash.
At 21, Sindhu also became the youngest Indian to win a medal at the biggest sporting spectacle.