After Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, it’s the turn of Indian men to make it big on the international sports scene. That name is Kidambi Srikanth.
He is the first Indian badminton player to win the golden trio of Grand Prix gold, Super Series and Super Series Premier titles. The 25-year-old Guntur lad took the badminton world in 2017 by storm when he made it to three consecutive Super Series Finals in 2017 (Australian Super Series, French Super Series & Denmark Open). He won four titles in 2017 and made the year his own. Well, for those who were unaware of this player, he has also been a former Arjuna Awardee.
I am very happy to receive the prestigious Padmasri Award. I would like to thank Government of India and my Family, Coches and Support Staff at the academy for always believing in me and taking good care of me. #padmaaward #padmaaward2018 #padmasriawardee #proudmoment pic.twitter.com/30yQSnEY7O
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) March 20, 2018
Here’s also wishing Srikanth all the very best for the Commonwealth Games slated next month.