World Championship gold not far-off: Praneeth

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13 Mar 2019, 16:16 IST
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B.S.Praneeth. (Photograph: IANS)

Engelberg (Switzerland), March 13 (IANS) Indian badminton star Sai Praneeth, who loved his greatest profession rating (15th) in 2017, has praised the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) for supporting gamers and doing numerous constructive issues to advertise the sport on the grassroots degree.

“Indian badminton affiliation is on the proper path, it’s doing good issues to advertise the sport on the grassroots and is constantly supporting the gamers and caring for all their wants. As a badminton loving nation, we’re heading in direction of turning into an actual powerhouse and the efforts needs to be continued as a result of there are numerous younger gamers coming forth with immense expertise and they need to be rightly protected. The day will not be far after we would win Gold in World championships,” the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships bronze medallist mentioned.

Praneeth believes that these days children are posing an actual problem to the senior gamers and on account of their sturdy presence it is actually tough for the seniors to win even the nationals.

Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap, together with a number of different Indian gamers, are right here to take part within the Swiss open 2019. Additionally they visited Mount Titlis to advertise the upcoming BWF World Championships to be held in Switzerland in June for the second time after a niche of 20 years.

They performed an exhibition match at 10,000 toes. The match was organised by the Swiss badminton affiliation and the Mount Titlis Cable Automobile Firm based mostly in Engelberg. After the match, they took half within the press briefing of the Swiss badminton affiliation to speak concerning the preparations for the World Championships.

Praneeth whereas speaking to IANS, mentioned these days younger Indian gamers are posing challenges to the seniors and it is actually tough to beat them as a result of they’re effectively ready and targeted and their health degree is at par with a few of the worldwide gamers.

“I believe the nationwide championships are actually tough to win nowadays as a result of there are such a lot of gamers together with some juniors who’re actually doing effectively. General badminton in India has grown up and it is good that the children are coming and posing challenges to the seniors. It is a good factor for Indian badminton,” the Andhra Pradesh participant mentioned.

Requested concerning the match at Mount Titlis, Praneeth remarked: “It is solely a tremendous expertise. I by no means considered taking part in a match at such a top. And Mount Titlis is superb, fully out of world factor for me. I actually loved being right here and I actually need to thank the Swiss badminton affiliation for bringing us at such an exquisite place. I actually want the upcoming World Championship a grand success and want to win a medal there in Basel.”

Speaking about his private recreation Praneeth mentioned that he’s working laborious to beat his shortcomings and enhance his health degree.

“This season has simply begun and I performed in All England Open. I misplaced there and I’m not pleased with my efficiency over there. I’m engaged on my shortcomings which mirrored in the course of the event. I’m particularly caring for my health as a result of final 12 months, I actually struggled with my physique. This 12 months is essential for us and that is why I’ve sure plans to enhance my recreation and I’m working laborious in direction of them,” he mentioned.

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