Asian Badminton Championships: Reality check on the shuttle train

Written by Shivani Naik
Published: February 7, 2018 1:00 am

After winning her singles match, PV Sindhu combined with N Sikki Reddy to win the second doubles match as India defeated Hong Kong 3-2. (PTI Photo)

While 2017 gave India a bulk of Super Series titles and a historic World Championship, 2018 could throw into stark relief just how much ground India has to cover before being considered an all-round badminton behemoth.

Every team event – and this season is full of them with the CWG, Asiad, Thomas & Uber Cup and starting with the ongoing Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) – should sober down the dizzying narrative that has built around this sport of genuine, consistent top-class achievements the whole of last year. India’s best foot forward might be stepped upon at every juncture over the next few months.

And it will be the…

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