Former shuttlers as well as P.V. Sindhu's contemporaries have praised the 18-year-old for becoming the first Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the World Championships in Guangzhou, China.
The Hyderabadi lost her semifinal match against Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon Saturday but had sealed a bronze Friday.
This is only the third instance that an Indian will bring home a medal from the Worlds. Prakash Padukone won the men's singles bronze in 1983 at Copenhagen while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won another bronze in women's doubles in the 2011 edition in London.