Sindhu keeps her date with 'Shuttle Express'

Published: 17th July 2013 10:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2013 10:37 AM   |  A+A-

Rising star and world number 12 PV Sindhu kept a date with the children of Indus World School during the launch of ‘Shuttle Express’ here on Tuesday.

This was part of the Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) efforts to promote the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL), scheduled next month. The school championship in the city will be held under the aegis of the Andhra Pradesh Badminton Association on July 17 and 18 a the Pullela Gopichand Academy.

Bubbling with enthusiasm, Sindhu played and interacted with 80-odd players at the school. “It is a nice feeling to be among the young players. Badminton has become very popular in our country, and is one of the top sports in the country now,’’ said the 17-year-old shuttler.

Talking about her upcoming World Championship in China, which will be held from August 5 to 11, Sindhu said: “It is a huge opportunity. To play in World Championship, it gives you a chance to play against the best players. I will play my natural game. I’m injury free and ready for the championship,’’ she said.

Sindhu is just a few steps away from breaking into the top 10. “It is always good to break into top ten. But my priority is to stay fit and be consistent. I would like to give stronger performances,’’ she added. The young shuttler said she came into badminton because of her coach Pullela Gopichand.


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