July 3, 2022

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Thomas Cup Winner Chirag Shetty Gets A Response From Anand Mahindra For His Booked Mahindra XUV700

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The doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had a major role to play at the recently concluded Thomas Cup, as the duo clinched the first-ever gold medal by an Indian team. Obviously, congratulatory messages were in order from across the country, but the one that stood out was from Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, who applauded the team’s achievement by replying to a post on Twitter. It read, “This is the dawn of an era of Indian ascendancy in this sport; a sport that’s always been loved & played throughout our country. I grew up reading about the Thomas Cup & titans like Indonesia’s Rudy Hartono who dominated it. Today we swept Indonesia away…Apna Time Aa Gaya.”

However, Chirag Shetty, the 23-year-old shuttler responded to this by saying, “Thank You Sir! I’ve booked an XUV700 recently hope I can get it soon!.”

Mahindra responded with a two-fold reply, the first read, “Since that makes the XUV7OO the Choice Of Champions we will have to work extra hard to get it to you ASAP. @vijaynakra (Vijay Nakhra) I hope you see this!

The other reply was for a Mahindra XUV700 booked for his wife, for which he is still awaiting delivery. He said, “By the way, I have ordered one for my wife and I am still in the queue. Sadly, the global supply chain disruptions are plaguing all car companies.”

Launched in September 2021, the Mahindra XUV700 hit the ground running racking up bookings at a rapid rate as the first set of 25,000 bookings were exhausted within the first hour of the order books opened on September 7 while the second lot of 25,000 units also picked up within hours of the order books re-opening the following month and the 1 lakh number being crossed within four months of launch and sending waiting periods soaring.

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