Shuttler PV Sindhu, who made India proud by winning a Silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016, returned home along with her coach Pullela Gopichand to a rousing welcome on Monday. While the nation was celebrating her feat and applauding the efforts of her guru, Telangana's deputy chief minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali had something else to say.
In a remark that caused furore among Twitteratis, Mahmood Ali said that Sindhu will be provided with a 'proper coach'.
"Sindhu is our daughter and she has made us proud. We are planning to give Sindhu proper coaching so that she can fetch gold next time," deputy CM Mahmood Ali said.
People from all corners lambasted Mahmood Ali on Twitter for his controversial remark. Meanwhile, Gopichand's wife PVV Laxmi was quoted as saying by ANI, 'I am really proud of my husband and the work he is doing for the nation".
Dy CM of Telangana,Mahmood Ali must know that Sindhu's coach Gopi Chand is the best.Ali shud avoid foolish statement https://t.co/7t4hRCaiPW— Sadhana Tiwari (@Swt_Sadhana) August 22, 2016
@ANI_news Telangana needs a better Deputy CM and a much better CM.— (((Anand))) (@anandmer4u) August 22, 2016
So dat the state can progress.
Sportsmen can do better w/ pol interfernce
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
Telangana deputy CM says they will ensure "proper coaching" for #PVSindhu so she wins gold next time. Lol. How to embarrass yourself 101.— Uday Singh Rana (@UdayRanaTOI) August 22, 2016
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
How about Platinum medal for his stupidity? https://t.co/jstFvCppAP— Krishna Mohan (@drkrishi) 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
So the Deputy CM of Telangana want to ensure that Sindhu gets "proper coaching". Talk about their useless self importance, these politicians— deebee (@db_is_db) August 22, 2016