India’s reputed badminton player PV Sindhu continued her training in England during the COVID-19 time last year. She has high aims for Tokyo Olympics but gave looked not-so-promising in the Thailand Open. She was crashed out in the first round during the Thailand Open.
“I learnt a lot last year. The first thing was patience, because we had no tournaments for a couple of months. We couldn’t step out or play badminton, and we needed to have patience,” Sindhu told IANS while delving upon her realizations amid the ongoing Covid crisis.
“I spent a lot more time with my family because (earlier) all the time was spent travelling to tournaments and back. This was the first time I spent a lot more time with my family. I was training at home. One thing I’ve learned is patience, and being positive all the time,” added Sindhu
“Last year around March and April, we were getting ready for the Olympics. Unfortunately that got postponed. I was a bit sad, but then I took it in a positive way thinking I now had a lot more time to learn, rectify my mistakes and work on my strokes’. So, that way (I learnt) to stay positive and move forward.”
“I am excited to be back on court,” said Sindhu, adding that she is “just focusing on my badminton right now”.
“I would like to say to all the young juniors that parental support is very important. When I started playing badminton, my parents supported me a lot. And (I feel parents) need to understand what their kid is interested in and support them in that particular thing.”
“(Another thing is) When you start, you lose some and you win some. When you lose, there is always a sad thing (because) you always want to win. That doesn’t happen. But you will learn a lot more from your losses,” she shared.
“I have learnt a lot more from my losses, and you need to come back stronger the next time,” shared the ace badminton player.