Padukone has no doubt that the Thomas Cup triumph is Indian badminton's watershed moment and there is a need to capitalise and build on this stupendous success.
The Proteas have handed a maiden Twenty20 International call-up to batsman Tristan Stubbs, for the five-match tour of India starting on June 9.
The 29-year-old from Thiruvananthapuram won India's decisive singles in quarterfinals and semifinals against superpowers Malaysia and Denmark.
World Championships medallists Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and doubles players Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy delivered when it mattered the most to stun the 14-time champions.
Boe, who is Team India's doubles coach, took to social media to share his excitement after the team's victory over his home nation in the Thomas Cup semifinal.
The Kerala shuttler defeated Rasmus Gemke 13-21, 21-9, 21-12 to register a 3-2 win over Denmark.
India's next assignment is a five-match T20 series against South Africa at home from June 9 to 19, followed by a tour of Ireland for two T20Is.
Hockey India on Monday named a 20-member squad for the tournament, which is a World Cup qualifier.
"Wrist Assured: An Autobiography" details the path traversed by Viswanath from Bangalore where he started playing the game using a tennis ball, to become one of the best batsmen in the world.
Chennai Super Kings celebrated the occasion by recalling the 1998 tri-series epic final against Australia at Sharjah.