India’s female badminton player PV Sindhu, who surprised her fans a few days ago, has said that she is also in good health and is fit to go on the court. Sindhu says that she is ready to play the tournament in the coming days. Sindhu explained how she faced the lockdown caused by the Kovid-19, her reaction to the Tokyo Olympics postponement. Also, Sindhu spoke on her relationship with coach Pullela Gopichand.
He said, ‘I was not able to go to court, so when I started it was a bit difficult. But I think now I am fit for life on the court and ready to play the tournament. Due to this Kovid-19, the Tokyo Olympic Games due this year have been postponed for a year. Sindhu said that she was ready for the postponement due to the situation and therefore she was not surprised by it.
He said, “It was clear from what was happening all over the world that the Tokyo Olympics would be postponed.” I also started preparing for it mentally. Sindhu, however, said the break did not break her rhythm and she wanted to fulfill her Olympic gold medal dream. Sindhu said, ‘I was preparing myself mentally and physically to play in 2021. We were not far away and this was the situation of the whole world. Therefore every player passed through the same position. We all have to understand this situation, train and give our best in Tokyo sports.
World champion Sindhu withdrew from the Denmark Open in September but agreed to play in the Thomas and Uber Cup, which was later postponed. He said, ‘I am ready for the tournament in Asia. I will return to court after a long time. My training is going well. This break has helped me learn and improve as a player. I have been able to learn a lot of positive things from this break. I have used this time to do everything for which I did not get time due to my busy schedule.
Recently there were reports that there has been a dispute between Indus and Gopichand and Indus is not happy with the facilities at the national camp. Sindhu has refuted all these allegations. Sindhu said, ‘Gopi sir is my coach. They have helped me a lot. I have no dispute with him. I had informed him about training at Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) in England.
Sindhu is currently in England and is working with Rebecca Randell at GSSI. She said, ‘I have been working with GSSI for the last four years and it is a long process. We are working on many things like nutrition, recovery and it is helping me a lot. ‘ Recently, Sindhu surprised the sports world with one of her social media posts in which she wrote, ‘I retire.’ Sindhu, however, wrote in the post that she is taking retirement from the negativity that came due to Kovid-19.
He said, ‘All the negativity, information, news disturbed me a lot, so I wanted to share my thoughts with everyone. That open letter was for me to express my concern and fear. ‘ Sindhu also spoke to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, Spain’s Carolina Marin about her rivalry and said that all this brings out the best in her.
Sindhu said, ‘On the court we enjoy stiff competition with each other but outside the court we are friends. This is the beauty of sports and sportsmanship. I enjoy competitive matches and almost every match with these two is very competitive. We challenge each other’s boundaries and bring out the best. ‘