“It was nice to play with Taufiq Hidayat; successful was simply an added bonus” – Prannoy HS Interview
Prannoy Haseena Sunilkumar is without doubt one of the quickest movers on the badminton courtroom. He gained Silver on the Youth Olympics in 2010. He just lately defeated former World no. 1 Taufik Hidayat on the Indian Open and is trying ahead to do nicely within the upcoming Indian Badminton League.
He was just lately in dialog with Sportskeeda. Listed below are the excerpts:
There was a sudden surge of high quality badminton gamers, each women and men, in India. What has the administration finished proper in keeping with you?
I don’t suppose that the administration has finished something proper. It’s the gamers and the coaches who’re doing a terrific job. The exhausting work is fairly evident within the current ends in all of the Tremendous Collection and Grand Prix tournaments.
Who do you contemplate to be your essential competitors within the home circuit?
Nicely, there are 7 to eight gamers who’re within the identical class. I, Kashyap, Ajay, Anand, Sai, Srikanth, Guru and few extra give one another a tricky time. We’ve got the identical sort of sport and all of it is determined by who performs higher on that specific day.
Are you pleased with how the 12 months has gone for you up to now?
Sure I’m pleased with how the 12 months has handed so far. I’ve performed some good matches and overwhelmed some good gamers. I certified for the Indian Open and beat Taufik Hidayat. Additionally I beat Anand and Ajay who’re in nice kind these days. I did nicely in Singapore as I reached quarters and Indonesia open too. Nevertheless I’m trying ahead to convert the shut matches I play into wins.
The place do you count on to be on the planet rankings by the 12 months finish?
If I maintain enjoying good tournaments and do nicely in 2 or 3 tournaments, I ought to be capable of attain in high 35. I’m 54 in the World at present. I’m simply hoping to get well absolutely from a again downside. I’ve had it for years however its acquired lot higher now. I’ve been doing a variety of workout routines and rehab and in a month I ought to be 100 % match.
The ladies are doing a lot better than the lads. Any motive?
Nicely I feel it’s unfair to say that as aside from Saina and Sindhu, I don’t suppose others are doing higher. The truth is if you see the current outcomes, it’s the lads part which is doing nicely. In males’s singles, there are no less than 10 folks competing. Girls haven’t been in a position to do nicely even in doubles and blended doubles regardless of being good. Nevertheless Saina and Sindhu have been phenomenal.
You defeated Taufiq Hidayat on the Indian Open. What was it wish to beat a former World No. 1?
It was superb. It was simply nice to play with him and successful was simply an added bonus. If you happen to see his profession document, you’ll know what a terrific participant he’s. It was considered one of his final matches and he wasn’t fairly in the perfect kind. Each badminton participant of my age has grown up watching him. I used to see his movies to play higher.
Do you suppose IBL will likely be successful?
All of it is determined by how nicely they manage it. It’s anticipated to be the largest league in badminton ever. All the highest gamers and coaches will be collaborating and coming over. Will probably be a terrific expertise for all the Indian badminton gamers since they’ll get to play with and in opposition to the perfect on the planet from each nation. They are going to share all the pieces and can get to study rather a lot from coaches of China, Indonesia and many others.
What’s your coaching schedule like?
We’ve got three coaching classes in a day. One is within the morning then afternoon and night. We’ve got an off courtroom session after our night coaching which incorporates fitness center and health.
You gained Silver on the Youth Olympics few years again. Do you purpose for an Olympic medal in future?
Each participant goals for it. It’s my dream to have it in my hand one day. Nevertheless one has to wrestle rather a lot and in addition luck performs an necessary function. Olympics come each 4 years and in case you apply for 3 years and then get an damage simply earlier than it, that will be unhealthy.
What are the upcoming tournaments lined up for you?
I will likely be collaborating in an All India event in Pune after which will likely be busy with IBL.
Gopichand Academy appears to provide fairly just a few profitable badminton gamers on the world enviornment. Why is that?
I feel it’s due to the superb amenities offered there. Additionally not simply that, the teaching is updated with the worldwide requirements. Gopi sir travels with us in all of the tournaments and see all our matches. He would then inform us our errors and assist us rectify them. He additionally sees the place different gamers are higher than us after which trains us accordingly. With the extreme competitors that exists in badminton, we prepare intensely too. He additionally retains us motivated which encourages us to maintain bettering and win.
What’s your energy in your sport?
I beforehand had an attacking sport however now I play an all spherical sport. Since we play entire 12 months spherical, endurance coaching is necessary. I’ve been doing it rather a lot and it has helped me play nicely in all of the prolonged matches, which have been fairly just a few.