Two times Olympics medalist and India’s top star player PV Sindhu has qualified for the knockout round of the BWF World Tour final after she registered victory against Germany’s Yvonne Li. She progressed for the Knockout stage by defeating German player via straight set with a score of 21-10, 21-13 in 31st minutes. She is the only Indian current player to win the BWF title in the past and considering his current performance she will be next locking horns against top seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in her last group match.
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal is carrying Indian women’s badminton for the last few years its high time we develop more young players who can play for India for years to come. The major credit for popularizing the sport of badminton primarily goes to Sindhu who won a silver medal in 2016 and adding one more bronze medal in the 2021 Olympics has inspired a lot of young girls out there to pick up this sport as a profession.
The leagues like Pro Badminton League has contributed immensely to popularizing the game in the country and in men’s singles and doubles event we are witnessing good male players are coming up the ranks but for women’s categories more players need to be groomed for that, we need strong talent identification system. Badminton Association of India which is affiliated with the Badminton World Federation(BWF) is responsible for organizing events of badminton in India.
Indian players are dominating at world stage now when it comes to playing badminton tournaments all over the world as several players like Satwik Sai Raj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty along with Tanvi Lad have done pretty well in the marquee events but still we need to groom and develop more players at a pace which China, Thailand and Japan are developing is something that we need to catch up at humungous pace.