In one of her first public appearances in a long long time, P.V. Sindhu spoke on how the lockdown and quarantine facilities are proving to be extremely detrimental for the sporting arena.
P.V.Sindhu was speaking in a virtual meet arranged by PNB Metlife, of which Sindhu herself is a brand ambassador. Also, a part of the meet was Anup Sridhar, renowned Badminton Coach, Ryan Fernando, Sports Nutritionist, and Ashish Kumar Srivastava, MD & CEO of PNB MetLife. In addition, the event was moderated by RJ Mir, a prominent radio jockey.
More than 3,200 children from across India attended the virtual event to hear from P.V Sindhu, BWF World Champion (2019).
“Keep practicing safely,” says Sindhu
Sindhu spoke in length about the current pandemic situation as well as her long association with PNB Metlife.
“In this lockdown scenario, the biggest challenge was to maintain fitness due to the limited access to training. However, it also gave me an opportunity and time to review my shortcomings,” said Sindhu
I am happy to be associated with a brand like PNB MetLife which has been making an effort to grow badminton at the grassroots level over the past few years. Every year during the JBC tournament, I have seen the game standards improving and the bar being raised higher. I encourage all the young enthusiasts to keep practicing safely.” she concluded.
Anup Sridhar too used the platform to encourage the budding sports players of the country.
“Being consistent and having the right attitude is what this game demands the most. I would encourage the young players to be disciplined and use this time to improve upon their game techniques.”
Also, a part of the meet was Ryan Fernando, a prominent sports nutritionist.
“Having good nutrition and a proper diet is crucial for champions to perform at their best. Players need to learn to adapt to different cuisines so that nutrition is not compromised even if they are playing away in different regions. We need to set a different diet plan for the offseason, pre-tournament and pre-match. This will help the athletes maintain balance and keep their stamina intact when they are on or off training”. said Fernando.
Updates from the Thailand Open-
P.V. Sindhu is as of now taking part in the Toyota Thailand Open along with the likes of Sameer Verma and Ashwini Ponappa.
PV Sindhu, who defeated Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan on Tuesday, will face Malaysia’s Kisona Selvaduray later in the day.
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