Prime Minister Narendra Modi met world champion PV Sindhu on Tuesday and wished her luck for her future assignments.

Notably, Sindhu had fought hard against the odds and the tag of being a ‘choker’ as she clinched the gold in a span of a mere 38 minutes as she defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the final of the women’s singles event in Basel, Switzerland.

“India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met PV Sindhu. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours,” tweeted Modi.

After her historic win, Modi had congratulated Sindhu on social media. “The stupendously talented PV Sindhu makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players,” Modi had tweeted.

Prior to meeting Modi, Sindhu, along with father PV Ramana, coach P Gopichand, and Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma, had met Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

“Honoured PV Sindhu who created history and made India proud by winning the World Badminton Championship for the first time. My best wishes to her in her pursuit to bring more glory to India,” Rijiju tweeted after meeting Sindhu.

After reaching New Delhi early on Tuesday morning, the 24-year-old ace Indian shuttler received a warm welcome at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

“It’s a great moment for me. I am really very proud to be an Indian. I wish I will get many more medals for the country,” Sindhu told reporters.

“Hard work is the key to success. I would like to thank each and every fan of mine. It’s because of their love and support that I am here,” she added.