Pri m e M i n i s te r Na r e n d r a M o d i today said that the ‘Yes, we can do it’ attitude of thesportspersonshasbecome the new strength of India. The Prime Minister said this while interacting with the Indian men’s badminton team who scripted history by winning the Thomas Cup and the women’s team of the Uber Cup.MrModi laudedthe Indian team,ofLakshyaSen,Kidambi Srikanth,HSPrannoy,doubles pair Satwiksairaj RankireddyChirag Shetty for winning the first ever Thomas Cup for India.ThePrimeMinistermentioned that that this team has infused tremendous energy in the country by winning the Thomas cup and a long wait of sevendecades finally came to an end.He added that whosoever knowsBadminton, must have dreamt of this feat andithasbeenrealizedby this team. Mr Modi said that such successes inject great energyandconfidenceintheentire sporting ecosystem of the country and this victory has donesomethingthatcannotbe accomplished by greatest of the coaches or the powerful oratoryoftheleaders.Theplayers also expressed gratitude to the country and the Prime Ministerforthemotivationand saidthattheyweredetermined to win the medal during the finals.HSPrannoy said,ithas been a happy moment for all as the Thomas Cup has been won for the first time in 73 yrs.14-year old Unnati Hooda said that the favourite thing aboutPMModi is thathenever differentiatesbetweenamedalistandanon-medalistandcelebrated the achievements in sports. KidambiSrikanthsaidplayers will always be proud to say that they have the backing of the Prime Minister. He said, this is unmatchable and will motivate all players to do well.LastSunday, India Men’s badminton team won the Thomas Cup title for the first time in 73 years with a stunning3-0winoverpowerhouse Indonesia in the final. Prime MinisterModihadatelephonic conversation with the Indian team, immediately after they emergedvictorious inthefinal. Indian men reached the Thomas Cup semi-finals in 1952,1955and1979whilethe women’s team made it to the UberCuptop-fourin2014and 2016.