Our badminton future for the moment is in safe hands. Pullela Gopichand will remain our national coach for another four years.
Yes, the man who has played a big role in shaping the careers of some awesome talent, is going to be doing the job he does best longer than expected. Nothing could be better for India as far as the sport is concerned.
Gopichand was a very good player, and he became even a better coach. Want proof? Two names stand out – Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. It was under him that they started off and slowly evolved into world class players. This ample testimony to his coaching abilities.
The man is a hard taskmaster, takes coaching very seriously and it is this dedication which has taken Indian badminton to new heights. Now out shuttlers can compete with the best without batting an eyelid.
With four more years left, let’s hope he creates more champions as India look to become a superpower in the world of badminton. Coaches like him don’t come easily so it’s best to hold on.
Thank you for what you have done till now Gopi sir. May you go on to sow more seeds of success for us on the badminton court in the coming years.
News credit : Indiatimes