When it comes to sports, India is no longer a cricket-deranged nation, but has become a more comprehensive nation thanks to our sports persons who have influenced and inspired many by their passion, perseverance and determination. Indians are opening up to different sports and paying for tickets to watch the sports and the sportsmen. Badminton, wrestling, football, kabaddi, hockey and tennis have all taken center stage now.
With the rise in interest, the mutual admiration between sport stars has also increased. And in what can be termed as ‘great sportsman spirit’, two star players from different sporting backgrounds showed mutual respect and admiration towards one another on Twitter, when both complimented each other for their outstanding recent performances.
Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday congratulated Saina Nehwal on winning the Malaysia Masters Badminton title, after recovering from a career-threatening knee injury which she sustained during the Rio Olympics. In turn, Saina Nehwal congratulated Yuvraj for his remarkable performance in the ODI series against England.