Fact Check: PV Sindhu announced her retirement from negativity, not Badminton.

Media and social media went crazy over PV Sindhu's tweet 'I retire' on November 2, 2020. "Denmark Open was the final...

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  3 Nov 2020 10:50 AM GMT

Media and social media went crazy over PV Sindhu's tweet 'I retire' on November 2, 2020. "Denmark Open was the final straw. I RETIRE," the Indian badminton star said. Within no time, it became the talk of the town giving her fans a mini heart attack.

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Fact Check:

The claim is FALSE.

Though it is true that the Badminton Champion shared a tweet starting with ' I Retire', after fully reading the post, we understand that she retires from the negativity, constant fear, uncertainty, and the current sense of unrest.

A report in The Hindu states that World champion P.V. Sindhu caused a flutter on social media on Monday with a message that began with the words, "Denmark Open was the final straw; I RETIRE". But anybody who read the tweet in its entirety will have learned that she wasn't talking about hanging up her racquet. She was referring to the negativity which has spread in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and wanting to 'retire' from that.

Sindhu is currently training in England, and although her family is concerned about the state of affairs in the UK. It is learnt that she will review the situation before deciding whether to return home or continue with her schedule.

"The tweet is more an expression of her thoughts on the worldwide scenario with emphasis on how humanity is waging a battle against the pandemic," a family member told The Hindu.

"It has nothing to do with the game" adds that report.

Article in Live Mint explains that she writes about the coronavirus pandemic and how it has impacted her. However, the end of the message provides a twist.

"Today I choose to retire from this current sense of unrest. I retire from this negativity," wrote India's only shuttler to have won a Silver medal at Olympics, before admitting that she may have given readers "a mini heart attack".

Her post talks about staying careful and not adapting a "lackadaisical attitude towards the virus".

"Most importantly, I choose to retire from substandard hygiene standards and our lackadaisical attitude towards the virus. We must not digress; we need to be better prepared. We must defeat this virus together. The choices we make today will define our future and the future of the next generation. We cannot afford to let them down," Sindhu said.

Her message concludes with her saying that when faced with difficulties, one must fight back twice as hard, as she will in training and in the Asia Open

Social media users were left shocked, but eventually relieved by her post, NDTV sports reported.

There are several media reports which also talk about the post tweeted by Sindhu.



Therefore, the claim that PV Sindhu announced her retirement from Badminton is FALSE. She was talking about retiring from carelessness and negativity and wants to work harder to achieve her goals.

Claim Review:PV Sindhu announced her retirement from negativity, not Badminton.
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Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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