Thailand Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates B Sai Praneeth for maiden Grand Prix Gold triumph

Praneeth, seeded third in the tournament, came from behind to beat fourth-seeded Indonesian Jonatan Christie 17-21 21-18 21-19 over in an hour and 11 minutes.

Thailand Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates B Sai Praneeth for maiden Grand Prix Gold triumph

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth for winning the Thailand Open title in Bangkok.

"Congratulations to B Sai Praneeth for wining the Thailand Open badminton tournament. India is elated on the accomplishment: PM @narendramodi," tweeted the official handle of the Prime Minister.

Praneeth, seeded third in the tournament, came from behind to beat fourth-seeded Indonesian Jonatan Christie 17-21 21-18 21-19 over in an hour and 11 minutes.

This was Praneeth's maiden Grand Prix Gold and but a consecutive win, following the Singapore Open victory. In January, the 24-year-old also reached the finals of Syed Modi International at Hyderabad, where he lost to Sameer Verma in an all-Indian final.