BWF Rankings : Srikanth Kidambi becomes First Indian Male Shuttler to spot World No 1 ranking after Saina Nehwal
Kidambi Srikanth joined the first class list on Thursday as he wound up World No. 1 in men’s singles classification after Badminton World Federation (BWF) refreshed its week by week rankings. Srikanth has now joined Saina Nehwal to wind up just the second Indian to accomplish the accomplishment.
The 25-year old had passed up a great opportunity for the opportunity to end up No. 1 on the planet a year ago in the wake of anguish damage. He has now turned into the primary Indian male shuttler to accomplish the accomplishment in present day positioning framework, despite the fact that Prakash Padukone was viewed as the best positioning world player when the electronic positioning framework was not there.
Saina Nehwal remains the main Indian lady shuttler to have taken World No. 1 position in 2015. The 25-year old Srikanth overwhelmed World Champion Viktor Axelsen at the highest point of rankings with 76,895 focuses in men’s singles class. Here is the means by which the rankings table takes a gander right now on BWF site:
Srikanth dislodged Axelsen at the best position as the Danish shuttler lost no less than 1,660 focuses for not having the capacity to shield his Malaysian Open title, which has been put off for later in the year.
The Andhra Pradesh player, who secured the World No. 2 positioning in November, won four Super Series titles – Indonesia, Australia, Denmark and France a year ago. The Indian shuttler turned out to be just the fourth on the planet to accomplish that accomplishment.
In the mean time, HS Prannoy additionally bounced a place to remain on eleventh position in the BWF World Ranking table. Both Srikanth and Prannoy have achieved the quarterfinals of the continuous Commonwealth Games 2018 occurring in Gold Coast.