PV Sindhu slams reports of rifts with family and coach Pullela Gopichand

PV Sindhu mentions that the things are absolutely fine with her family members and coach Pullela Gopichand.

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PV Sindhu with coach Gopichand

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu trashes the report claiming that she had left the national camp and went to the United Kingdom following ‘tensions in her family’. Sindhu took to Instagram and turned down the chances of any rift with her family or coach Pullela Gopichand. The Indian badminton star said that she was in London to work on her nutrition.

The 25-year old added that she had left the country with her parents’ consent. Sindhu also went on to say that she is in continuous touch with the members of her family.

She wrote: “I came to London a few days back to work on my nutrition and recovery needs with GSSI. In fact, I have come here with the consent of my parents, and absolutely they were no family rifts in this regard. Why will I have problems/issues with my parents who have sacrificed their lives for my sake? Mine is a very close-knitted family, and they will always support me. I am in touch with my family members every day.

“Also, I do not have any issues with my coach Mr Gopichand or the training facilities at the academy.

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Mr M. Ratnakar the sports reporter of TOI who is spreading false news should know the facts first before writing them. If he doesn’t stop, I may have to resort to legal proceedings against him.”

Happy to be in England: Sindhu

The world champion broke the news of her arrival in England through an Instagram post with Rebecca Randell who works at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI). Following this, The Times of India published a report stating ‘Sindhu left the country in a huff’.

Her post read: “Happy to be in England and working with GSSI over the next few weeks on my nutrition and recovery with @rrandell86! 3 months to Asia tour and this is the best chance to work on things and improve!!”

The Indian star missed the recently-concluded Denmark Open Super 750 tournament. She is now expected to be seen in action only at the Asian leg of the adjusted BWF World Tour 2020.

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