Badminton player B Sai Praneeth is looking to make a comeback in the top 25 of the world rankings after winning his maiden National Games gold medal. The Kovid-19 pandemic had proved to be quite frightening for him, which affected his performance greatly. He had defeated some big players in a row in 2017. He also won the Singapore Super Series title in 2017 and the World Championship bronze in 2019. But the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic came to a halt, including Praneeth’s career.
In the world rankings, he slipped from world number 10 in 2019 to 41 in September this year. Praneeth said in a release after winning the men’s badminton title at the 36th National Games here on Thursday, “My career was on a high till 2017. I was at the peak of my game and full of confidence. He said, “But unfortunately the lockdown was imposed. It proved to be a big disaster for me. My training stopped. I was sitting at home. ,
Not only did it affect Praneeth’s rhythm but also his confidence. There were some injuries. But now this Hyderabad player is feeling himself in rhythm. He said, “Believe in yourself is important in sports. National Games victory over HS Prannoy will be a morale booster for me going forward. “My priority is to break into the top 25 of the world rankings as soon as possible,” he said. I have to work on my fitness so that I can play many tournaments.