For Telangana govt, coach Pullela Gopichand is good, but not good enough

Sindhu and her coach P Gopichand were given a rousing reception today morning, met Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao in the evening.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: August 23, 2016 4:19 pm
pv sindhu, sindhu, pullela gopichand, gopichand, mahmood ali, mahmood ali mistake, sindhu coach, sindhu new coach, rio olympics, india rio olympics, sports, sports news, olympics news PV Sindhu was joined with Pullela Gopichand in being honoured at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad. (Source: AP)

In a major embarrassment to the Telangana Government which is showering goodies on P V Sindhu, Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali said that the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government is thinking of providing another coach to her so that she wins gold medals in future competitions. “Telangana government intends to provide a good coach to Sindhu. (hamari sarkaar ek achcha coach dene ka irada rakhti Hai). Her present coach is good but we will provide another coach so that she can win gold medals in future,” Ali said while waiting in a lounge at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport for Sindhu to arrive.

Sindhu and her coach P Gopichand who were given a rousing reception today morning, met Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao in the evening. When contacted, Ali refused to comment. Sindhu has been training under Gopichand since she was 15 years old. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are outdoing each other in claiming Sindhu as their own. While Gopichand hails from Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh and is settles in Hyderabad, Sindhu ia born and brought up in Hyderabad. Her father hails from Adilabad in Telangana while her mother hails from Vijayawada in AP.

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  1. A
    Aug 22, 2016 at 8:45 pm
    She belongs to India. State was divided after her birth. Coach Gopi Chand and Sindhu did their best. Stop blaming anyone for not getting the Gold. Both won million hearts. Stop playing cheap politics. Stop discouraging............
  2. N
    Aug 23, 2016 at 1:00 am
    Just like hate India (Hindu) blame India for stan.
  3. N
    Aug 23, 2016 at 1:00 am
    Telangana can tolerate any nth rate fellow but not any body from Andhra. That is their stani kind of mindset. stani not because DyCM is Muslim. It is the hatred towards Andhra. "Hate Andhra Blame Andhra" is the only basis for creation and existence of Telangana.
  4. N
    N.M. Remala
    Aug 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm
    The main problem with our politicians is:They are not for India in the first place. They are not even for their own state either.First, second and third places that occupy their mind are money, family and caste. No wonder a country of 1.3 billion people (or fools) got only 2 or 3 medals.
  5. S
    Shafted mohammed
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:25 am
    India cannot come out of the colonial psyche and would like some foriegn imported coach. Let it not be like Greg Chappell and let it be like anil kumble who led India to unprecedented victory. What hand and his son did was unprecedented and please don't humiliate and insult them.
  6. S
    Aug 22, 2016 at 11:47 pm
    This is the reason why Indians fail miserably at sports, not because we dont have the talent but we are ruled by morons who do not know what it takes to win a gold.
  7. S
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:37 pm
    Kcr claims anything that is favourable to home,andhra vallu sir memantha,tarimeyandi,meru Telangana shuttlers ni tayaru cheskoni,andhra settler gopichand coaching lo Andhra shuttler p.v.sindhu medal gelisthe medi ani cheppukubtarenduku,kanisam manishannaka Rosham undakapointe,me comedy lu cheyandi Andhra valla tho esari gold testament apudu kuda medi ani cheppu kondi urike enduku e lolly,hungama,ktr ni pettandi coach ga baguntundi 3gold cup vasthayi
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