20/08/2016 7:58 AM IST | Updated 20/08/2016 11:12 AM IST

Rio Olympics 2016: Badminton Star PV Sindhu's Silver Medal Takes Social Media By A Storm

And she deserves it.

Marcelo del Pozo / Reuters

Badminton star PV Sindhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win an Olympic silver medal in a nail-biting match against with two-time World Champion Carolina Marin.

Sindhu said she was very happy with the silver medal, and added that she had worked hard for it.

Politicians, film personalities and the sports fraternity joined the social media chorus in praising Sindhu.

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth also joined in the happy chorus:

After producing a spirited fight-back to clinch the first game, 21-year-old Sindhu, who hails from Hyderabad lost against world number one Carolina Marin in the nerve -wracking finals of the women's singles event that lasted one hour and 20 minutes.