New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the Indian women Table Tennis team on winning the Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games.

“A well deserved and historic Gold for the Indian women’s Table Tennis team! Congratulations to the team. Delighted at this accomplishment”, the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

Earlier in the day, paddler Manika Batra inspired India to a historic gold medal with her stunning singles victories, fashioning an unthinkable 3-1 win over formidable Singapore in the final of the women’s team event at the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.

World No. 58 Batra first scored the biggest win of her career by humbling world number four and multiple Olympic medallist Feng Tianwei 3-2 and then brushed aside 100th-ranked Yihan Zhou 3-0 to engineer a sensational win over the mighty Singapore table tennis side.

It was mother of all upsets as prior to this final, the Singapore women’s team had never lost in the Commonwealth Games since the sport was inducted in the program way back in 2002.

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