New Delhi: Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali was on Monday trolled on social micro-blogging site Twitter for his remark on PV Sindhu and Pullela Gopichand.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the felicitation ceremony of the 21-year-old silver medalist, Ali said the government would find Sindhu a better coach for Tokyo 2020.
"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 said.
Dirty Telangana-AP politics at play? Telangana Deputy CM says 'world-class coach' will be offered to Sindhu. https://t.co/4HlazAiij9
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 22, 2016
Considering the fact Gopichand has trained Saina Nehwal (bronze medal winner at London 2012) and Sindhu, everybody on social media was totally shocked at the minister's comment.
Gopi, a former All England champion himself, has also nurtured the likes of Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap.
Actually, Telangana needs a more intelligent and aware Deputy CM. Someone tell him, it can't get better than Gopi! https://t.co/AwvNRZi5xF
— prerna koul mishra (@prernakaul) August 22, 2016
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) August 22, 2016
Telangana deputy CM Mahmood Ali pips sports minister Vijay Goel in a photo finish for gold.Fortunate to be born in an era of these 2 legends
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) August 22, 2016
Ignorant / insensitive? Mahmood Ali, Deputy CM Telangana says P. Gopichand is good but planning to get better https://t.co/jEFhnSVfO8
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) August 22, 2016