Playnlive.com is thankful to you for taking out time to give this interview. We have tried to cover most parts of your journey within these 5 questions.
What age did you start playing badminton? How did your parents support you in taking up this sport professionally?
ANSWER: I started playing badminton at the age of 10. Well, I was an athlete before I took badminton very seriously. My events was 100m and 200m. and I used to play badminton just for fun with my father. And I liked the sport very much and started taking part in the tournament. One day my 100m final and my U-13 singles final was at the same time. So, my parents decided to leave 100m and play the final of singles. And I did so, and lost the finals. And if I would have ran the 100m I would have won it easily. But you know, failure is the first step of success.. And from then on I just continued with badminton. It was my parents decision so I get full support from my family.read more
Ignore the music please. Rapahel Varane absolutely destroys Barcelona. He not only intercepts the play but, boy, doesn’t he love his slide tackles. The way he tackled Messi and Fabregas was mind-boggling. There is a dearth of defenders like that now.read more
With the word ‘sports’, there arises an aura of kinetic zeal, vigour, agility and of-course, a healthy competitive spirit.
As often presumed, sports are not only a mere source of bash and business, it has a much bigger larger meaning to it, it reflects back on one’s way of life, their affections, their inspirations, their motivations.read more
It is the first and foremost question that comes to the mind before taking part in a marathon. Running for a marathon is completely different from running. You have to stop eating junk food, train hard and have to give up on your social life. Training hours might affect your meetings with friends or relatives. You might affect your knees while preparing for a marathon race. Long distance run damages the heart, affect arthritis and spine. Toenails too can break during a long run.read more
Health, a word that brings back all those statistics about obesity, anorexia and what not, flashing in front of our eyes. If we could only understand its beauty, being healthy wouldn’t be such a pain.read more
Kids should be groomed form a very early age if they wish to make the big stage and make a name for him. Training at the grassroots level makes the foundation of future players very strong and they become technically sound. The Sehwag Cricket Academy has certainly kept this fact in mind as they organized a cricket tournament named Junior Pitch for the kids to showcase their talent at a very early age and make great progress. U-14 kids compete against each other and they get a taste of the competitive environment of Cricket in Delhi.read more
“What kind of a game is that?” was the thing that sauntered into my mind when I first caught a glimpse of the game that I now worship, adore and love deeply. What sense could a 12 year old kid, in a Cricket loving country possibly have derived from Football right? I couldn’t either. Guys running around the pitch chasing a ball seemed stupid to me then. Though incidentally, a few days later my dad got me FIFA (the game) to play on the desktop and I decided to give it a try.read more
We are seeing a surge in the football culture in our country. Not a long time ago you would find it difficult to find people, other than a select few, who genuinely knew every nook and corner of the football world. My love for football is not only restricted to watching and reading about it but also to the extent of playing it day in day out till my legs gave up. Living in two of the metropolitans of our country, New Delhi and Hyderabad, I got quite few opportunities to play football at a better level than just kicking the ball around. I am so influenced by football that I associate myself with people who don’t breathe air but football. I know it can difficult being that way but that what football is to me.read more
It was a moment of joy for the Bangladeshi cricket fans in Dhaka when Bangladesh recorded their maiden ODI series win against Pakistan by registering their second win in the three match series. One could see the joy on the face of the stand-in skipper Shakib Al-Hassan after the accomplishment. Not a long while ago, it was the same Bangladeshi team who were left with tears after the World Cup exit following a herculean group stage effort. The players have never been shy of showing their emotions; as the adage goes, real men do not hide their emotions. And on most occasions, these champions win hearts despite being on the losing side. Here is a total recall of some of the greatest moments of sporting history when the men couldn’t control their emotions.read more