Amitabh Bachchan also wished her good luck for the epic final. Bachchan has been constantly encouraging the Indian contingent through his tweets and blogs.

Immediately after Sindhu’s win, Big B tweeted, “YEEEAAAAHHHHHH !! COME ON INDIA… PV Sindhu in FINALS of Womens Badminbton at #Rio2016 .. another women from India ! HISTORIC: #PVSindhu in Finals of women’s badminton ..never before has any Indian ever reached the finals of this sport at #Rio2016 ..HISTORY.”

And then Big B, who is well-known for his great wit and sense of humour, took on Shobhaa De, whose rather bland tweet aimed at Indian athletes had stirred irk.

Sakshi Malik Ke Gale Mein Medal Kitna 'Sobha De' Raha Hai Na: Virender Sehwag Hits Bull's Eye With Latest Tweet

Big B took to Twitter and wrote, ''#PVSindhu .. aap ‘khaali haath’ nahein, medal leke wapas aa rahein hain .. aur hum aapke saath ‘selfie’ nikalne chahate hain !! Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many ‘naysayers’ .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA! #PVSindhu …aapne ‘bolne walon’ ki bolti bund kar di .. karm bolta hai aur wo kabhi kabhi ‘kalam’ ko bhi hara deta hai ! BADHAI !!''

Shobhaa De’s tweet that started it all goes like this, “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.”

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