Shashi Tharoor Responds To PM Modi’s Post Praising Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh


Shashi Tharoor Responds To PM Modi's Appreciation Post For Hockey Goalkeeper

Shashi Tharoor retweeted a viral submit applauding PR Sreejesh for pulling off some essential saves (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi right this moment praised every member of the Olympic bronze-winning males’s hockey crew individually – however it was his submit for goalkeeper PR Sreejesh that caught the attention of senior Congress chief and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor.

For Mr Tharoor, PM Modi’s tweet served as a reminder that those that shield the nation’s pursuits from assault are as necessary as those that “score goals against others”.

“Bravo @16Sreejesh! Your saves played a big part in earning the medal for India. Congratulations and best wishes to you,” tweeted PM Modi, praising the goalkeeper’s “spectacular” efficiency within the match in opposition to Germany that helped India win an Olympic hockey medal after 41 years.  

Responding to the tweet, Mr Tharoor, 65, mentioned that the prime minister’s reward for PR Sreejesh had gladdened the center of each Keralite.  

PR Sreejesh was born in Kerala’s Ernakulam district. The goalkeeper and former captain of the Indian males’s hockey crew pulled off an important save within the dying seconds of Thursday’s match, guaranteeing a medal for India.  

“The Prime Minister’s praise for @16Sreejesh has gladdened the heart of every Keralite,” wrote Shashi Tharoor in his response to PM Modi’s tweet.

“It’s a reminder that he who protects the country’s interests from attack and shields it from vulnerabilities is as important as he who takes the offensive and scores goals against others….” he mentioned. 

Mr Tharoor additionally retweeted a viral submit applauding PR Sreejesh for pulling off some essential saves. “When Germany took that last Penalty Corner, they forgot one important thing: There is always a Malayali in every corner of the World, including in front of Indian Goal,” learn the submit. 

While many on the microblogging platform agreed with Mr Tharoor’s take, his posts on the goalkeeper also attracted some criticism.

“I do not suppose he praised him for being a Keralite, however for his efficiency,” wrote one Twitter user.  

“He is an Indian first,” one other remarked. 

With Thursday’s bronze, India claimed its first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years. The eight-time former gold-winners had battled a heartbreaking slump in the last four decades – they won the last of their eight Olympic titles in Moscow in 1980. 


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