featurebadminton6 days ago

Premier Badminton League | Best duels of PBL 2017 so far

The current edition of the Premier Badminton League has provided us with some exciting moments - be it upsets or just sheer entertainment. Deciding games were necessary for picking the winner of quite a few match-ups, and the last semi-final place was confirmed in the final match of the group stage.
SportsCafe Desk
featurebadminton12 days ago

Five best Badminton players of all time

The sport of badminton has seen some of the best athletes and technically astute players over the last 30 odd years. As the sport moved into the new millennium, the players started becoming even more physically and technically dominant and we saw rivalries develop that took players to new heights.
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featurebadminton16 days ago

PBL 2017 rules and regulations – 11-point system, trump card, and more

The new season of the Premier Badminton League has seen a lot of changes in the rule, including a new 11-point system being introduced into the tournament. As the six teams fight it out for the title, here is a look at the rules and regulations for the 2017 edition of the tournament.
SportsCafe Desk
featurebadminton19 days ago

[Exclusive] HS Prannoy on his toughest opponent, need for consistency, and PBL’s impact

Ahead of the start of the new Premier Badminton League season, we spoke with Mumbai Rockets star HS Prannoy on the need for consistency among Indian players, where World badminton is heading in general, and how the bar has been raised by Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.
SportsCafe Desk
featurebadmintona month ago

What has gone wrong with Carolina Marin's career?

While most teenagers were trying to figure out what to do with their lives, a 19-year-old Carolina Marin had the Olympic rings painfully tattooed on her wrist to remind her about her loss at the London games. Four years later, she achieved all she had dreamed of at the age of 14.
Faizan Qadiri
featurebadminton2 months ago

Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu – Who is India’s best at the moment?

Has PV Sindhu surpassed Saina Nehwal?
Amlan Majumdar
featurebadminton2 months ago

Sayali Gokhale - Exploring the world of Badminton coaching

I owe my Badminton career to some wonderful people - all men. I started playing the sport because my father loved it. Santosh Kshatriya, Vasant Gore, Hemant Hardikar, Prakash Padukone, Vimal Kumar -  all men who coached me at various points of time during my career.
Aditi Mutatkar
featurebadminton2 months ago

The theory of success and failure - Ex-national badminton champion Aditi Mutatkar decodes life and sports

Every player is constantly juggling with success and failure. In my experience as a player, I have learned how best to tackle both and choose a middle path.
Aditi Mutatkar
featurebadminton5 months ago

Pullela Gopichand | The untold story of India’s badminton Dronacharya

The name on everyone’s lips today is PV Sindhu. An Olympic Silver medal at the age of 21 has made her an overnight sensation, and she would have inspired the next generation to take up the sport. But, the man who was behind her transformation into a world beater was Pullela Gopichand.
Arun S Kaimal
featurebadminton5 months ago

PV Sindhu | Emerging from Saina's shadows to become India’s new golden girl

At just 21 years old, PV Sindhu is already an Olympic silver medallist. She gave the World No.1 the scare of her life before her dream run came to an end. Sindhu might have arrived at Rio as a youngster, but she has left the biggest sporting stage as the next flag-bearer of Indian badminton.
Arun S Kaimal