Just a day before the Indonesian Open Super Series 500 event begins, Indian badminton superstars Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap have announced their absence from the event. This raised several eyebrows but Saina has cited reasons related to workload management while Kashyap has said that she is not keeping well and still has some problem with her hamstrings.
“I am fine now. But I need to get my fitness back. Hopefully I can play something in the next four events.” When asked about his absence from the tournament, Kashyap said. Clearing the air on his wife, India’s first Olympic-medallist shuttler Saina, Kashyap said, “Saina withdrew because there are too many tournaments so she thought it was better that she play next week and skip it.” gives. She is fine”. Not only Nehwal and Kashyap but also Prannoy withdrew from the tournament. “I will skip this Indonesia event. I will play next. I am in good shape. Looking forward to the next few weeks,” the shuttler, who played a key role in India’s Thomas Cup win, said.
India’s Thomas Cup exploits have made Indian shuttlers favorites as they defeated 4-time champions Indonesia to win their maiden title. Along with Kashyap and Prannoy, shuttler Srikkanth has also pulled out of the event citing issues related to workload.
With Saina Nehwal’s absence, all eyes are now on PV Sindhu, who is considered to be one of the results coming India’s way.
(Inputs from PTI)