India can dominate like China, Japan and Korea: Saina, Sindhu

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Sep 2017 09:16:01



STAR shuttlers Sania Nehwal, PV Sindhu and K Srikanth thanked the government for its continued support and said India can dominate the sport for a long time like China, Japan and Korea if they can keep believing in themselves.

The trio were speaking during a felicitation function organised by Sports Minister Vijay Goel at his residence here after Indian shuttlers returned with two medals—Sindhu’s silver and Saina’s bronze—from the just-concluded World Badminton Championships in Glasgow.

“We would like to thank the government and the Sports Minister for their continued support throughout the year. Sports is becoming quite popular in our country because of the encouragement from the government,” Saina said. “The facilities have improved and we shuttlers need to believe in ourselves. If that happens we can come stronger and rule the sport like China, Japan and Korea,” she added.

Sindhu, who won her second World Championships medal in Glasgow, said the future of Indian badminton is in good hands.

“Badminton in India as a sport has grown many folds. Many upcoming and bright players are coming up,” said Sindhu.