Criticisms do not affect me, working on the technique to win a medal in the Olympic Games: PV Sindhu
NEW DELHI: Neither criticism nor the weight of expectations bothers the world champion PV Sindhu, who says she is completely focused on improving her trade in search of a second Olympic medal at this year's Tokyo Games.
Sindhu claimed the first gold of the World Championship of India in 2019, but made early departures from a series of tournaments the rest of the season, including his failure to defend the World Circuit Finals title last month.
The World Championship was really good for me, but after that I kept losing in the first rounds but I remained positive. It is not possible to win all matches. Sometimes you can play brilliantly, sometimes you will make mistakes, Sindhu said. Who will be next to see Premier Badminton League (PBL), he told PTI.
I learned a lot from those mistakes. It is important for me to maintain a positive attitude and become stronger, he added.
Sindhu said he is working on his technique to fix the defects.
There will definitely be a lot of expectations on my part, but the pressure and criticism don't affect me because people always expect me to win when I go. The Olympics are the ultimate goal for anyone.
We are working a lot on techniques and skills, and everything will be planned and everything will be fine in the Olympic season, Sindhu said when talking about the Tokyo Games.
The 24-year-old from Hyderabad, who claimed a silver at the Rio Olympics, will have the opportunity to emulate fighter Sushil Kumar to become the second Indian to get two Olympic medals when she appears at the Tokyo Games.
He (Sushil) has done really well for the country and I hope and wish that he also does well and obtains a medal in Tokyo. It never crossed my mind to think of others. It is a step by step for me. I think I need to train hard and do my best, he said.
However, it will not be easy, this time in 2020, we started with Malaysia and Indonesia in January and it continues, as there are some tournaments for the Olympic qualification. All tournaments will be important to us.
While the Olympics is still seven months away, Sindhu is currently looking to entertain home fans at the fifth season of the Premier Badminton League which will be held from January 20 to February 9.
I am looking forward to the PBL this year. It will happen in January and I think all teams are equally strong. Therefore, each match will be important. We cannot say that one team is strong and the other is not. said Sindhu, who was held by Hyderabad Hunters for Rs 77 lakh at the PBL auction.
While Sindhu will run for the annual national league, some other great Indian ferries like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth have decided to fail to be in the best form for the Tokyo Olympics to be held from July 24 to August 9.
When asked if it was a difficult decision not to skip the event, Sindhu said: It's just another game for me and I will seek to enjoy it. Since it is happening in India, for the crowd and also for fans, it is important and they feel good when the best players play at home.
It is once a year and it is a great environment.
The fifth season of PBL will see many young people rubbing shoulders with the best players and Sindhu said it is a great learning experience for young minds.
It will provide encouragement to young people and many of them will learn from the best players. It is a great advantage for young people to learn and a great opportunity too, he said.