Sachin Tendulkar gifted to Saina Nehwal a brand new BMW car today for bringing home winning a bronze medal from the London Olympics. Tendulkar said that the world is yet to witness the best show of the star shuttler. The felicitation function was organised at her hometown of Hyderabad by Vice President of Andhra Badminton Association Chamundeshwari Nath.
“I am sure that Saina is happy but not satisfied. We are also not satisfied because we know that you can go to greater heights. You have that ability with Gopi’s guidance. There are better days ahead and as a sportsperson, you always try to believe that your best is yet to come,” the iconic Indian batsman Sachin was quoted to have said at the function.
While he announced a BMW car for Saina and a car each for her coach P Gopichand along with budding talent P V Sindhu, Sachin commented, “I am quite confident that your best is yet to come and you will emerge victorious across the world and that is what we want”.
He went on heaping praises on Saina, and said,”Whatever I have seen of her there is no drama involved, it’s just quality badminton and that is what you expect from a sportsperson. After winning (bronze medal) also, she has not got carried away and that’s the beauty of being a champion sport person”.
“This medal means a lot for India, I am sure this medal has not come without dedication, hard work, focus and having a vision,” he said.
Saina brought India the first Olympic medal in the badminton games. When asked to comment, she said, “I dreamt of being a Olympic champion at the age of 9. It is unbelievable to have won the medal. I am so happy. I should thank Gopi sir for making it possible. He really worked hard with me for many years.