World Olympic Champion PV Sindhu tweeted on Monday “I Retire”, following which she posted a lengthy tweet about her waving goodbye to “the negativity, fear and uncertainty” invoked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently in London, PV Sindhu is all focused on her nutrition and recovery requirements at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute began her post by stating that the “Denmark Open was the final straw. I Retire.”
In a series of tweets, she opens about her retirement. She stated in the note, “Today, I choose to retire from this current sense of unrest. I retire from this negativity, the constant fear, uncertainty. I choose to retire from a complete lack of control over the unknown.”
“Most importantly, I choose to retire from substandard hygiene standards and our lackadaisical attitude towards the virus,” she added.
She also mentions about her life-lessons learned during the pandemic. She said, “This pandemic has been an eye-opener for me. I could train hard to fight the toughest opponents, tooth and nail, right till the final shot of the game. I have done it before, I can do it again.”
“But how do I defeat this invisible virus that has the entire world in a fix? It has been months at home and we still question ourselves every time we step out,” the note added.
PV Sindhu’s “I Retire” was to draw the attention of as many masses as possible, indicating the pandemic does require serious attention.
“I might have given you guys a mini heart attack; unprecedented times requires unprecedented measures. I guess I needed to get you guys to sit up and take notice,” the note said
She iterated on the fighting spirit, “That being said, we must be hopeful about the light shinning at the end of the tunnel. Yes, Denmark Open didn’t happen but that won’t stop me from training. When life comes at you, one must comeback twice as hard.
So will I for the Asia Open. I refuse to give up without putting a solid fight.
I refuse to give up without conquering this fear.”
“And will carry on doing so till we have a safer world,” she said concluding the note.