Top doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta today hit out at singles star Saina Nehwal for her comments that Taufik Hidayat should accept the reality that he is a retired player and cannot get highest base price in IBL.
Former international Uday Pawar was surprised by shuttle queen Saina Nehwal`s criticism of Taufik Hidayat`s views over the Indian Badminton League auction process and said the retired Indonesian great`s perspective needed to be respected, even if she had reservations.
Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat is the latest to criticise the auction process of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) and felt the foreign players were not treated in a fair manner as compared to their Indian counterparts.
Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat feels that the emergence of the phenomenally talented PV Sindhu will not only reduce the burden of expectations on Saina Nehwal but also make India a force to reckon with in women`s singles category.
Rising Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth B notched up a stunning straight-game victory over world number four Yun Hu of Hong Kong in the men`s singles opening round in the Singapore Super Series here on Wednesday.
Legendary Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat bade a tearful goodbye to his loyal fans and his country`s badminton association (PBSI) here Sunday at the end of a 17-year-long spectacular professional career.
Seasoned Indonesian player Taufik Hidayat has said that he would seek more cooperation with China after his retirement, aiming to improve the performances of talented players trained in his international-class badminton hall here.
Legendary Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat said Wednesday that he will promote badminton after retirement by providing training and sharing his experiences with young players through his newly-built Taufik Hidayat Arena training centre.
Indonesian ace shuttler Taufik Hidayat didn`t wait too long before joining his old foes defending champion Lin Dan of China and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the Round of 16, after his victory Tuesday in the men`s singles at the Olympics.
Chinese officials use unfair tactics to grab Olympic berths for their players and favour them in tournaments held in their home country, top international shuttlers, including India`s Saina Nehwal, have claimed.