Kidambi Srikanth thanked Sachin Tendulkar in a Twitter post for his 'kind words' back in 2015 that made him work hard to reach the top spot.
The team gold is something which was never dreamt of. We never imagined that we could win this medal. This was possible only because of the way the entire team played: P Gopichand
Kidambi Srikanth joined the elite list on Thursday as he became World No. 1 in men's singles after Badminton World Federation (BWF) updated its weekly rankings.
Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is set to become World No. 1 once the BWF update their rankings this week.
P V Sindhu and top seed Kidambi Srikanth have been handed a relatively easier draws in the Badminton Asia Championships, to be held in Wuhan, China from April 24 to 29.
Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Tuesday elected as the president of Badminton Association of India during its elective annual general body meeting in Calangute.
Top-seeded Sameer, who clinched the Swiss Open last month, saw off eighth-seeded Corvee 17-21 21-19 21-15 in a battle that lasted an hour and eight minutes at the Palais des sports.
The Indian duo will face third seeded German combo of Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Emil Seidel next.
The BWF Council will be seeking its membership's approval to change three specific elements: a new scoring system (5x11), a reduction in on-court coaching and a fixed-height service law during its Annual General Meeting in May.
PV Sindhu suffered a sprain in her right ankle while practising at the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad
Badminton World Federation (BWF) is optimistic that the ongoing testing of the Experimental Service Law is the first step to making service rules and service judging simpler and more objective.
HS Prannoy's good run at the All England Championship saw him jump four places and regain his world no 12 spot, while men's doubles combo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty broke into the top 20 in the latest BWF ranking on Thursday.
Dominance of shorter players such as Tai Tzu Ying and Akane Yamaguchi shows that the shuttle is no longer the preserve of vertically endowed.
Seventh seed Shi Yuqi beat compatriot Lin Dan to win an all-Chinese final of the All England Open badminton championships in Birmingham on Sunday.
Top seed and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan beat second seed Akane Yamaguchi from Japan to win the women's final of the All England Open badminton championship in Birmingham on Sunday.
PV Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi in the semi-final of All England Championships but said that it was anybody's game.
PV Sindhu let history slip out of her hands as she lost an epic semifinal against World No.2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi to bow out of All England Championship.
PV Sindhu lost the encounter by a margin of 21-19, 19-21, 18-21. With this loss, India's challenge has come to an end.
HS Prannoy lost 22-20 16-21 21-23 against China's Huang Yuxiang in the men singles quarterfinals of All England Championship.
In an epic encounter, fired up PV Sindhu outlasts Nozomi Okuhara to enter the last four at All England Championships.