Saina Nehwal won’t be on the Indian badminton squad competing in the 2019 Commonwealth Games.
Saina Nehwal is one of the most well-known badminton players in the country. She won two gold medals in the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2018. But this time around, the legendary shuttler won’t be taking part in the Commonwealth Games. She is therefore not a member of India’s women’s badminton team at the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Saina’s husband and 2014 CWG goal medalist Parupalli Kashyap has recently spoken out about her refusal.
“It depends on how much disrespect a player receives. It has to do with how your own folks treat you. Every other day when she speaks, the subject of non-selection comes up in conversation. She cries a lot. Because you are mentally torn between preparing to attack your own people or other people, even training is really challenging. According to Kashyap, it’s a terrible mental condition in which to be in when your game goals entirely go awry.
“It’s incorrect to presume that she is conceited just because she is quiet. Simply put, she keeps to herself. Undoubtedly, what had transpired had motivated her, but this situation wasn’t required. They should have at least been polite enough to engage her in conversation. I understand that you want to be strict, but casual talk does not give you a pass. You might have warned her in a chat after speaking to her. No one responded to her messages. It hurts so badly, “He went on.
The Indian women’s team in the CWG is made up of Ashwini Ponnappa, Gayatri Gopichand, Treesa Jolly, PV Sindhu, and Aakarshi Kashyap.
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Kashyap also talked about Saina and BAI’s silence and how they would have benefitted by speaking.
As a result, BAI didn’t communicate their thoughts or their intentions through words. She was not observed by a coach at the All England Open, and her performance was not assessed. We have given up on a medal that was a lock because we didn’t have faith in our athlete, Kashyap continued.
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