According to Sports Minister of Hyderabad, Mr Chamundeshwarnath, he had told Saina that he would gift her a car if she won a medal for the country.
"Before Saina headed to London, I had told her 'If you come back with a medal, I will give you the car'. Now that she has a bronze, I am keeping my promise. Saina is a big fan of Sachin (Tendulkar)," says Chamundeshwarnath.
Being an ardent fan of Sachin Tendulkar, Saina Nehwal though busy with her hectic schedule, used to follow cricket and what Sachin Tendulkar was up to, and had told the minister that she admires him a lot.
Those small conservations helped the sports minister to come up with a surprise, as he requested the cricketing legend to present the car's keys to the Olympian.
"Whenever we meet or talk, she always asks me about Sachin and keeps telling me how much she likes and admires the cricketer. I thought it best that Sachin present the car to Saina. I knew she will be very happy and she is," says Chamundeshwarnath.
When asked Saina Nehwal about her idol Sachin Tendulkar presenting the gift to her, she said, "Yes, Sachin will be presenting the car to me."
Her expression really sounded like she was on cloud nine, which is quite usual as many admire Sachin Tendulkar.