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‘Right time, right place’: PV Sindhu happy with BATC success after tryst with injuries

‘Right time, right place’: PV Sindhu happy with BATC success after tryst with injuries

Ace shuttler PV sindhu opens up on her road to recovery from injury after India's success at BATC ahead of the Paris Olympics 2024

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu is on cloud nine after India clinched gold in the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Malaysia. Regaining her form after an injury, the shuttler was a part of the side that won its first-ever gold medal in the tournament’s history. Sindhu speaks about her road to recovery and how her comeback was impacted by injury.

PV Sindhu’s road to recovery

“I think I am at the right place at the right time. It makes a lot of difference. Prakash Sir, being a legend himself, is aware of my requirements, demands, and challenges to help me return to the big league,” PV Sindhu tells Sportstar.

“With Prakash sir, I have learned to be even more patient, and positive, and keep working hard. Not that I have not done these earlier. But the intensity is something different now with him,” she said.

Coming back from an injury layoff is never easy. I have always wanted my team to win and ensure a winning start by being the lead player. It is just fabulous the way the girls have responded in such style,” the former World Champion Sindhu said. 

Sindhu defeated 17th ranked Supanida Kathetong in straight sets of 21-12 and 21-12 to put India in the lead against Thailand in the first game. She lost the opening game to Aya Ohori is straight sets with scores of 21-13, 22-20.

Due to Tanisha Crasto’s injury concern, Sindhu partnered with Ashwini Ponnappa for the next match against the 11th-ranked pair of Rena Miyaura and Ayako Sakuramoto. Unfortunately, the Indian duo fell short, losing 14-21, 11-21 in 43 minutes.

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