Thursday, December 14, 2023

UP shuttlers are on cloud nine as they take on Ashwini, their role model.


 Lucknow: With victories over Radhika Sharma and Tanvi Sharma on Tuesday, shuttlers Samriddhi Singh of Lucknow and Sonali Singh of Noida qualified for the main draw of the Syed Modi India International Badminton Championship.

While the couple are blissful about their triumph, they are more invigorated over their lady amazing chance to play against their good example, Ashwini Ponnappa, on Wednesday.

I'm participating in the Syed Modi tournament for the first time. I am pleased to have advanced to the main round. Since my experience growing up, I was exceptionally enamored with prizes and would let my dad know that I would accomplish something in life that would win me prizes," said Sonali, who holds 33rd position.

I'm happy to play Ashwini Ponnappa, who is my role model. I will put forth a valiant effort to win the principal draw. I delighted in playing with my accomplice Samridhi. We have been playing together throughout the previous two years," she said.

"I made my global presentation with the Infosys Worldwide Test in 2021 at Bengaluru. My fantasy is to play for the country in the Olympics," Sonali added.

Ashwini has also captivated Samriddhi. She began her badminton process in 2012 from KD Singh Babu Arena and moved to Babu Banarsi Das Badminton Foundation in 2013 where she was prepared by Indonesian mentor Endra Mulya and Indian coaches Mukul Bharadwaj and Abhishek Singh.

“I can't wait to compete in the main draw against Ashwini Ponnappa. She stated, "I have grown up watching veterans like Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa." Our advantage in the match on Tuesday was definitely due to playing on our own turf. Samriddhi stated, "I have practiced a lot here and received support from spectators." I played my most memorable Syed Modi Global in 2018 and this is my most memorable large worldwide competition with Sonali. I made my global presentation in the 2017 Dutch German Open," she said.

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