On Teacher’s Day 2017, the Rio Olympic Silver medalist PV Sindhu has come up with her own unique way to pay gratitude to her coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand. The Indian badminton star has unveiled an ad spot which has been co-produced by her especially on Teacher’s Day to shed light on how motivating her coach has been ever since their successful partnership started right from the early days. Sindhu has won an Olympic medal and three World Championships medals under Gopichand
In the video ‘I Hate My Teacher feat P V Sindhu’, she reveals how she hated her coach for giving her scars, shouting at her, pushing her hard and never giving up. But she also thanks him for believing in her and to mould her into a world beater in badminton.
Sindhu could not help but feel indebted to coach for his relentless pursuit of excellence. Turning a producer for the Gatorade digital film was a heartfelt gesture that she made for her coach. And the video is an ode to Gopichand for his motivation, guidance and efforts.
Through the video I Hate My Teacher, the brand ambassador of Gatorade, Sindhu portrayed the love-hate relationship between any student and the mentor. The video also gives us a glimpse of Sindhu’s journey and her equation with Gopichand.
In an interview P V Sindhu said, “This Teacher’s Day, I dedicate all my success to him and urge everyone else to also honour the driving force in their lives. Let’s hate our teachers for pushing us further and believing in us more than we believe in ourselves.”
In fact, Pullela Gopichand is also very proud of the Indian badminton poster girl Sindhu and believes that considering Sindhu is only 22,year-old, she will have a lot of gold medals by the time she retires.