GUWAHATI: Badminton legend Morten Frost said India’s favored badminton couple Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap had been torchbearers for the sport as far as singles are involved, as he credited the Hyderabadi duo for the country’s fast emergence on the arena scene within the closing decade. The 60-year-old Dane, who changed into Guwahati to catch the final three days of the Senior National Badminton Championship, stated: “The huge leap forward in Indian men’s singles changed into thru Kashyap, who confirmed new technology that Indians can
make an effect in singles. He was the first one to make himself observed. “Saina came as well within the girls’ singles and have become exact function fashions – that had an incredible effect on what occurred within the last ten years,” stated Frost at the sidelines of the Senior Nationals. The tall and gentle-spoken Frost believed that Saina, who won her fourth Senior National crown beating PV Sindhu on Saturday, stimulated t younger technology to take up badminton as a recreation significantly. “If you look across the world, girls’ singles is the
most competitive category inside the global, and you’ve got two players (Saina and Sindhu) inside the top 10, which speaks a whole lot of your energy. I assume Sameer Verma is arising properly; he is 12 or 13 within the international, that’s quite remarkable,” stated Frost, who turned into appointed because the consultant for the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy could be visiting the expert schooling center at Bengaluru
often this 12 months. “It is a terrific possibility to paintings with young players. I even have followed Indian badminton quite carefully and also anyone else. India has done well in the latest years and is undoubtedly popping out, particularly in singles. So while given this possibility with the aid of my antique pals Prakash Padukone and Vimal Kumar, I effectively agreed. It’s satisfactory to provide it to the following era,” said Frost about his new venture. Frost received nosnostalgiaile asked about the next month’s All England Championships.
He has a report fouof r men’s singles titles beneath his belt, and nobody is aware of better than him the situations there. “It is unpredictable inside the girls’ singles; something can appear. If you’ve got a VA perfectly and survive the first few matches, ad feature extra power and stamina in quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals, you are standing suitable. If you have a hard draw, it is going to be difficult to get thru. But I assume Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi can beat all of them on a perfect day,” stated Frost. “In guys’ singles, Kenta Momota is up there, and he’s gambling very constantly; I can be amazed if he isn’t there within the semis. I assume Chen Long
could be in semis; whether or not Viktor Axelsen can raise his game is a query mark. At the moment, he isn’t always playing so nicely. Shi Yuqi is an excellent deal up and down. Also, Ginting could make a disillusioned, so it’s how I see it,” said Frost. After watching the Nationals at the last three days, Frost stated India’s degree is equal to other pinnacle countries. “It is pretty similar. You have a few top gamers,
after which a pool of neighborhood players could make a few upsets. In Denmark, on the Nationals final week, we had a whole lot of He turned into quite impressed with Assam’s youngster Ashmita Chaliha, who reached the semifinals earlier than losing to Sindhu.
I should say I changed into very inspired with Ashmita. I assume she’s got enough capacity to make sure you push her to move and play international badminton. I’m now not talking about huge tournaments, but decrease-degree international tournaments to get her a few exposures, to present her opportunity to develop and gain experience. She’s got a lot of beautiful pictures. She performs a nifty recreation. She has were given stunning technique,