Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth, ipudu social media lo ekada chusina e pere kanipistundi. Endukantey, Srikanth became world No. 1 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, replacing Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, which is undoubtedly a greatest achievement and proud moment for all of us. He moved to the top position with 76,895 points in men’s singles category to beat the current world champion Axelsen.
In the on-going Gold Coast Games, the 25-year-old Srikanth bagged the mixed team gold. After Saina Nehwal, Srikanth eh second one to achieve this feat, but male category lo, he became the first Indian to achieve this feat.
Srikanth asalu peru, Srikanth Nammalwar Kidambi, and itanu puttindi Guntur, in Andhra Pradesh. He was born to KVS Krishna, who is a farmer and his wife Radha, who is a homemaker. When he was eight years old, he took badminton by chance as a hobby and fun.
2001 lo, Srikanth and his elder brother Nanda Gopal, Pullela Gopichand ni oka felicitation ceremony lo kalisaru and that time, Kidami brother’s mother inspired them to become like Gopi one day. Apatinundi, he started working hard and in 2008, Srikanth shifted his base to Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad from Vishakhapatnam. A time lo Srikanth performance antha bagundedi kadu, so his father pleaded Gopichand to take a look at his young son and train him. Srikanth started training as a doubles player but switched to singles on the advice of Pullela Gopichand, who spotted his singles skills at the 2011 India Junior International Badminton Championship.
Now, he became the world’s no. 1 and it is a major achievement for coach Pullela Gopichand also, endukante tana academy lo training tesukuna both Nehwal and Srikanth no. 1 position ni andukunaru.
Srikanth always wanted to be ranked as the best in the world, which he has accomplished now. Now, he shifted his focus to upcoming tournaments.
Actually, last year eh, he was supposed to be in the first position, but oka injury valla, he missed the position, which now he achieved it. So far, he won titles like Indonesia, Australia, Denmark, and France and ivanni last year eh tesukunadu. With these four super titles, he became the only fourth in the world to achieve the feat.
E journey smooth kadu, Srikanth struggled a lot and dealt with a lot of injuries. Badminton anedi its like everyday struggle. Excessive travel, strict diet and total time antha training tesukuntune undali, tournaments unapudu. But epudu adi oka kastam laga feel avala, chala istam ga chesadu and success ayadu.
Thank you, Srikanth for inspiring us a lot!