As Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu has won many times, but Sindhu coach Pullela Gopichand said that she is not set as a complete player, even if she won the Olympic medal. Gopichand said that she is under the process of becoming a complete player.
However, after watching of Sindhu performance in the epic World Championships final as the best singles match, coach show to have changed his opinion, he said she is now becoming consistent.
Coach Gopichand said “She has won three medals at the Worlds, which is phenomenal. She bagged an Olympic silver and Super Series titles. So she has progressed a lot. But the good thing for us is there are still a lot many areas we can improve in Sindhu’s game. That is the most interesting part.”
Gopichand said once she masters these aspects it will be very difficult to stop her. “She is just 22 and by improving other areas in her game she can win many gold medals and titles.”
The 22-year-old silver medallist Sindhu said “I was very upset but soon recovered and people around me helped me overcome that sad feeling. Sometimes after such a loss, we don’t sleep well, but I am used to these things.”
When asked about not playing a game against Nozomi Okuhara in the final, she said “Though I am an attacking player I just can’t hit all the time. They will also be ready for all the shots. With Okuhara we have to play the rally game, we have to adopt a different strategy.”
Speaking about people comparing her with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Sindhu said “Since Rio Olympics, there is a lot of focus on badminton. But we should not compare sports. Sachin is a great person and badminton is a completely different sport. But it is good to know that some people are looking up to me and getting inspired. I know I have a lot to do in future.”