PM Modi praised Sania Mirza, congratulated her for a brilliant career, the tennis star became giddy
New Delhi. Congratulating tennis great Sania Mirza for her illustrious career, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in her excellence the world saw a glimpse of India’s sporting prowess. Sania, who has won six Grand Slam titles in her career, retired from tennis last month after playing her last international tournament in Dubai. In a congratulatory message to her, the Prime Minister said that Sania has left an indelible mark on Indian sports, which will continue to inspire generations of sportspersons.
Sania, who was ranked world number one in doubles, posted this congratulatory message on her Twitter handle on March 9. Prime Minister Modi wrote, “It will be difficult for tennis lovers to understand that from now on you will not play as a professional player. Modi wrote, “In your excellence, the world saw a glimpse of India’s sporting prowess.” The tennis scenario in India was very different when you started playing. What you did was to show that more women can come into the game of tennis and excel in it.”
The Prime Minister wrote, “But apart from this, your success also gave strength to many other women who wanted to pursue a career in sports, but were hesitant to do so for one reason or the other. Thanking the Prime Minister, Sania said, “I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for such inspiring words. I have always taken immense pride in representing my country to the best of my ability and will continue to do whatever I can to make India proud. Thank you for your support.
Modi wrote that Sania’s success fills the heart of every Indian with pride. He wrote, “When you announced the Life Update on January 13, you brilliantly expressed your journey from a six-year-old who literally struggled on the tennis court to becoming a world-class tennis player in the years ahead.” Had to do Modi wrote, “You wrote about how winning a medal for India has been your greatest honour. I can say that you are the pride of India, whose success has filled the heart and mind of every Indian with immense joy. The injury nearly jeopardized her career but she has since emerged as a strong doubles player. Modi hoped that Sania would continue to guide young sporting talents. Sania was recently appointed as the mentor of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore.