Reasons why Badminton Asian Championship (BAC) 2018 could be redefining for the Indian Shuttlers

posted on 2018-04-24 17:36:41
posted by Venky

Will the 53 years of win less streak come to an end for the Indians?

Dropping in after gratifying season at the Commonwealth games, the Indian shuttler's are up against a creaky competition in the form of Asian Championship where a bunch of terrifying opponents welcome them one-eyed. The Asian Championship has always been a nightmare for the Indians as none of the current set of players have featured in the winning column which directly justifies its level of difficulty and the quality of players at this particular championship.

The last Indian to feature in the winning column was Dinesh Khanna who won the Men's single Championship in the year 1965. It's been 53 years since an Indian has been able to get his/her name in the board. This year of 2018 could very well be the re-defining point at the BAC owing to the players form in the recently concluded Commonwealth games held at Australia. While the ace Indian shuttler Srikanth Kidambi bagged a silver before loosing 2-1 to his senior Lee Chong Wei (19-21,21-14,21-14) , the Indian bagged top 2 spots in Women's competition where 12th seeded Saina Nehwal edged past 3rd seeded P.V Sindhu in a close contest bringing India the glory of both Gold and Silver Medals respectively.


With a backdrop of impressive forms under their kit it will be up to the players to lit their games up against these competitive continental shuttlers. The draws for this championship although, look's tough for the Indians with Srikanth facing his potential threat in the form of Lee Chong W (7th seeded) in the round of 8 who is currently seeded beyond Srikanth (5th seeded). The victory path for Saina looks gloomy as she faces Nazomi from Japan in the second round and further faces Intanon in the Quarters who is seeded 4th if she crosses the Japan Hurdle. P.V Sindhu who seems to have a easy draw has put those statements into trash." It's not at a easy draw. To do well in a event like Asian Championship I need to give my 100 percent from the first match itself" states Sindhu to TOI.

Other Indian Shuttlers taking part in Championship are,
India S Verma (Men's Single)
India B. S Praneeth (Men's Single)
India H. S. Prannoy (Men's Single)
India Arjun M.R. (Men's Doubles) 
India R Shlok  (Men's Doubles) 
India M Attri (Men's Doubles) 
India B. S Reddy (Men's Doubles)  
India A Balan (Women's Doubles)
India Sruthi K.P (Women's Doubles) 
India K Garg (Women's Doubles)
India N B Hazarika (Women's Doubles)
India M Jakkampudi (Women's Doubles)
India P S Ram (Women's Doubles)

Keywords & Hashtags
Asian Championship, badminton, Commonwealth games, Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi