Simplicity : Thy name is Medvedev
Listeners of this week’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address were in for a surprise topic as Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to highlight the US Open final between Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal.
New Delhi: Listeners of this week's 'Mann Ki Baat' address were in for a surprise topic as Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to highlight the US Open final between Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal.
Modi lauded Russian tennis player Medvedev's simplicity and maturity and urged everyone to hear the Russian's speech and learn something from it.
Modi asked the youth to watch Medvedev's speech after he went down to Rafael Nadal in the finals of the 2019 US Open and said that people across all age groups can learn from the humble address by Medvedev.
"Just see how on the one hand, victory in the US open was discussed; on the other, runner up Daniil Medvedev's speech was equally doing the rounds in public discourse, especially on social media.
Hence, I too heard the speech and watched the match. The sheer simplicity and maturity displayed by the 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev touched everyone. It surely stirred me," Modi said in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address.
Modi also lauded Nadal's humility and said: "The way Medvedev heaped praise on his opponent after a defeat in a fierce duel makes him a living example of the true essence of the spirit of sportsmanship.
Of course, on the other hand, champion Nadal too showered glowing praise on Daniil's game.
The display of the indomitable ardour of the defeated and the sheer humility of the victorious in the same frame was a sight to behold."