“Only Sindhu, Lakshya (Sen) and Sikki (Reddy) and Ashwini (Ponnappa) were there in second round. We decided to stay back and play, Vimal also said let’s play. The reason was when we are already here so one more day won’t make any difference,”
The world of sports is cancelling major events including the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, with the rise in Coronavirus cases across India.
The academy will have over eight courts, a viewing gallery to seat 1,000 plus audience, a gym, physio centre, an area for practising meditation and yoga.
Shuttler PV Sindhu won the prestigious Sportstar of the Year award at Aces Awards on Monday.
After back to back failures post World Championships gold, Sindu says, “I learnt a lot from those mistakes. It is important for me to stay positive, and come back stronger”
After making her debut in 2009, last year, Sindhu successfully made it to the Forbes List Of 30 Under 30 Asia 2018. She is among a total of four Indians included in the list’s ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category.
Asked how does she see her role in the Academy, Jwala said, “I can’t pretend to be a coach. I have not learnt coaching. So my role is to mentor and be the middle person, I am the bridge to players, coaches and parents.”
Sindhu regained the spot as the highest-paid woman athlete in India. With many new brand endorsement deals pouring in, Sindhu made a total of 5.5 million dollars in earnings, so Forbes called her ‘India’s most marketable female athlete.’
World’s top 15 players in the singles and top 10 players in the doubles must adhere to a new Badminton World Federation rule. They must play a minimum of 12 out of 15 tournaments of the World Tour, otherwise, they will have to face a penalty.
Malvika Bansod registered an astounding feat by winning two international badminton titles back to back in Maldives and Nepal within a week.
With many new brand endorsement deals pouring in, Sindhu’s average brand endorsement fee is about Rs 65-85 lakh per day, as per industry sources. The value goes up to a massive Rs 1.5 crore in certain cases.
PV Sindhu is truly an inspiration particularly for those who want to stay fit. The super-fit 24-year-old player has been training and challenging her own limits.