"The phenomenal accomplishments of @NSaina make us very proud. I congratulate her on being the World Number 1," he tweeted
Saina scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number one spot in world rankings [Historic feat: Saina Nehwal becomes World No. 1], reaffirming her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit.
The 25-year-old zoomed to the top after her closest challenger for the position, Spain's Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal here.