Indian badminton star PV Sindhu, who gave the country a silver medal from the Rio 2016 Olympics, has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Bank of Baroda. The 21-year-old is set to pocket a whopping Rs 8 crores from the three-year deal.
After getting glory for India from Olympics 2016, cash rewards and plethora of gifts are being bestowed on Sindhu from various quarters. She recently signed a three-year deal worth Rs 50 crore with a sports management company -- Baseline. The shuttler, who was defeated by Spain's Carolina Marin in the Rio 2016 Olympics women's badminton final, also was announced as the brand ambassador of Vizag Steel.
With major endorsement deals on board, Sindhu is expected to pocket a mammoth amount of money, which is not exactly a very common thing when it comes to Indian badminton. Cricketers, well, are a different story altogether.
While the award, the endorsements, the cars and the houses keep coming in, Sindhu doesn't forget that it is her badminton which has to do the talking at the end of the day. She will be looking forward to bringing further glory to India with many more impressive efforts in the future.
Sindhu will be seen in action next in the BWF Super Series Premier in Denmark, starting off next Tuesday. She will then participate in the French Super Series in Paris, starting on October 25.
"I have started my practice already and preparing for the Denmark Open and French Open in Paris. We are leaving tomorrow and I wish I would give my best and play my game," the shuttler was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India on Friday. "It has given me a lot of confidence and with the same confidence I hope I would go further. After the silver medal, it really gave me a lot of confidence."