Monday, May 16, 2022

Thomas Cup: Without foreign coach, wins are possible in Indian teams

Thomas Cup: Lack of foreign coach no hindrance to Indian shuttlers

 The absence of an unfamiliar mentor demonstrated no impediment as India won the Thomas Cup in Bangkok on Sunday.

The abrupt exit of Indonesian mentor Agus Santoso appeared to have prodded Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy to perform better. Both were unbeaten in the competition.

While Lakshya Sen trains in Bangalore with U Vimal Kumar, different singles players train at the Gopichand Academy. Gopichand prepped Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Prannoy and others to be world blenders.

Be that as it may, with Gopichand over-troubled, dealing with the responsibility of Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and around six men's singles players, a plan was made for isolated unfamiliar mentors for ladies, men and the copies groups with the assistance of SAI and BAI. The game plan didn't keep going long, notwithstanding, as the unfamiliar mentors got rewarding proposals from different nations and left.

At the point when Agus left last year, it again tumbled to Gopichand and Siyadatullah to prepare the men and the players appeared to have profited from the experience. Siyadat went with the men's singles players and directed them courtside.

Siyadat has been with Gopichand since the institute began in 2006. He was Sindhu's mentor in her early stages too. Given his experience, the players presently admire him for guidance during the matches. "I have been working with them throughout the previous 15 years and have gone with them. Throughout the previous eight months, I've totally centered around these players under the direction of Gopi anna," Siyadat told TOI from Bangkok.

Indeed, even the duplicates group of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been without an unfamiliar mentor since February 2021. Denmark's Mathias Boe assisted them before the Tokyo Olympics and returned two or three weeks before the Thomas With measuring.

This while, the groups prepared with Arun Vishnu and Vijaydeep Singh. "Unfamiliar mentors invested little energy here and left at whatever point they got rewarding offers, refering to some family issues. Our mentors try sincerely yet get no credit. Presently Mulyo Hondoyo and Kim Tan Her are attempting to return. I don't think we really want unfamiliar mentors as our mentors are great," said a BAI official.

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