Ace shuttler Jwala Gutta said that India is in dire need of second formidable doubles pair after her and Ashwini Ponnappa in order to pose serious challenge at the team championships.
“We have long been talking about this, the country needs a second women’s doubles pair after me and Ashwini. The pair who can substitute us in tough times and also be talented enough to win medals for India,” said Jwala on the sidelines of the Indian School Badminton League in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Jwala’s comments came after India’s debacle in the recently concluded Uber Cup in Japan, where duo of Jwala-Ashwini failed after putting up a brave fight. The country could not find another doubles combo for the semi-finals against Japan when the tie went to the deciding fifth match. And the Indian Contingent had no choice but to field the top singles players in Sauna Nehwal and P V Sindhu.
Jwala, meanwhile, expressed hope of her and Ashwini winning a medal for India her in the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.
“I am happy that we are doing good before the tournament and we are really hopeful about it (winning a medal),” said Jwala.
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
- O. Panneerselvam: 10 Things You Need To Know
- PM Narendra Modi Slams Opposition For Not Letting Parliament Function
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui On Working In Raees: Was Nervous To Shoot With Shah Rukh Khan
- Bathinda Dancer Murder: Video Showing Accused Opening Fire At Marriage
- 5 Lesser Known Facts About Sasikala Natarajan
- Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor’s Delhi Home Burgled: Here’s What Happened
- Reserve Bank Of India Keeps Repo Rate Unchanged Post Demonetisation
- Bigg Boss 10 Dec 06 Review: Swami Om Pees In Kitchen
- Lenovo k6 Power Video Review
- Bigg Boss 10 December 5 Review: Manveer Calls Swami Om ‘kachdaa’
- PM Narendra Modi Declared Winner Of TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year – Reader’s Poll
- Paneerselvam sworn in as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Passes Away After Suffering Cardiac Arrest