At just 18, Sindhu made the country take a good look at Badminton. The World Championships bronze winner not only strengthened India's grip on the game, but also brought glory to the nation. Sindhu will next play Saina Nehwal at the upcoming Indian Badminton League.
What makes her a star? She has done it where others have failed. Sindhu has overcome strong opposition on the international platform and still kept going through sheer dedication. India is proud because she is the first woman to take a singles medal at the Badminton World Championships. This medal has eluded India’s female badminton players for a long time.
Sindhu will come up against Indian Badminton's original poster girl Saina on the second day of the inaugural IBL. The match is scheduled for this Thursday in Delhi. It is the day Awadhe Warriors fight it out with Hyderabad Hotshots.
Speaking on the upcoming game, Sindhu, who has been awarded Rs 15 lakh from the Badminton Association of India (BAI) in recognition of her medal, said that she is ready to play against Saina and will try to give her best performance.