Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports on Monday stated that shuttler PV Sindhu gave him a mini shock together with her put up titled “I Retire”.
The 25-year-old badminton world champion had posted a message on her social media accounts to be able to create consciousness relating to the coronavirus pandemic and the way people mustn’t take it flippantly.
“You actually gave a mini shock @Pvsindhu1 but I had unflinching faith in your power of determination. I’m sure you have the strength and stamina to bring many more laurels for India,” Rijiju tweeted.
Sindhu had gained a silver medal at each the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games. She has also been a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and Padma Bhushan awards.
Last yr, she had gained a gold medal on the BWF World Championships. Sindhu is the one Indian shuttler to have gained a silver medal on the Olympics.
Earlier immediately, Sindhu had shared an indirect tweet to create consciousness relating to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the way people ought to work collectively in direction of defeating the virus.
Sindhu posted a prolonged message in a Twitter put up and he or she had began by saying
“Denmark Open was the last straw. I retire”. This starting left netizens to ponder whether or not the 25-year-old is definitely retiring from skilled badminton.However, later within the put up, Sindhu clarified that she can have given her followers a “mini heart attack” however she did it in order that her followers “sit up and take notice”.
“I’ve been thinking about coming clean with my feelings for a while now. I admit I have been struggling to deal with it. It just feels so wrong, you know. That’s why I’m writing today to tell you that I’m done. It’s understandable if you’re shocked or confused but by the time you finish reading this you would have learnt about my point of view, and hopefully, will support it too,” Sindhu wrote.
“This pandemic has been an eye-opener for me. I could train hard to fight the toughest of opponents, tooth and nail, right till the final shot of the game. I have done it before, I can do it again. But how do I defeat this invisible virus that has the entire world in a fix? It has been months at home and we still question ourselves every time we step out. Internalizing all this and reading about so many heart-breaking stories online has got me to question a lot about myself and this world we live in. Not being able to represent India in the Denmark Open was the last straw,” she added.
The shuttler then went on to say that she chooses to retire from this negativity, uncertainty, and lackadaisical angle in direction of the virus.
“Today, I choose to retire from this current sense of unrest. I retire from this negativity, the constant fear, uncertainty. I choose to retire from a complete lack of control over the unknown. Most importantly, I choose to retire from substandard hygiene standards and our lackadaisical attitude towards the virus,” the badminton player stated.
“That being said, we must be hopeful about the light shining at the end of the tunnel. Yes, Denmark Open didn’t happen but that won’t stop me from training. When life comes at you, one must come back twice as hard. So will I for the Asia Open. I refuse to give up without putting up a solid fight. I refuse to give up without conquering this fear. And will carry on doing so till we have a safer world,” Sindhu concluded.
[ Attribution HT]