Playing down badminton legend Prakash Padukone’s comments that her achievements were greater than tennis star Sania Mirza’s,ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal said on Friday that both were doing well in their respective fields.
Padukone had rated the achievements of Saina higher than those of Sania because the former had beaten higher ranked rivals more often.
“That Prakash sir’s statement. I can say that both of us are doing well,” said Saina,who met Telugu Desam Chief N Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad,when asked for her reaction to Padukone’s statement.
On her meeting with Naidu following her sensational victory in the Indonesian Open Super Series last month,she said the TDP chief asked her to focus on winning more tournaments.
“It’s nice to meet someone like him who encourages sports. He told me that I should focus on winning more tournaments,” she told reporters after the meeting.