National Chief Coach of Badminton Pullela Gopichand said that the future of this game is very good in India. He said that among the coronaviruses, everyone hoped that the game would start by June-July,
But now it seems that only after September, players will be able to get on the field. However, it is important for the players to be mentally strong before landing on the court.
Gopichand has trained star shuttlers like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth. He said that the success of Indus-Saina has made badminton one of the most favorite sports in India in the last decade.
Indus was prepared from the age of 16
The national coach said in a webinar that in 2004, when 25 players including Sindhu, Saina and Srikanth started coaching in Hyderabad. At that time, Sindhu was only 16 years old. At that time nobody thought that Hindustan would prepare such players of world level. He said, “I can say that badminton is the closest sport in the last decade. When I started my coaching career in 2004, there were only 10 good courts in Hyderabad, but now there are more than 1 thousand. “
Synthetic shuttle will reduce badminton expenses
Gopichand said, “There are many training academies in the country, but I have children from Punjab, Mizoram and abroad. The parents of a child settled in Hyderabad. Many World Champion level Indian players are going to be ready in the coming days. In the future, playing with synthetic shuttles will also start, which will significantly reduce expenses. “He described his All England Champion in 2001 as his best achievement.
No one knows when games will start between corona
He said that this time of epidemic is a test for players to stay in discipline. Gopichand said, “We were all thinking that the game could be started by June-July or August, but it could not happen. Now people are thinking about after September. Nobody knows exactly when the games will start. The important thing is that the players should be physically and mentally strong before playing in any of the next tournaments. “