As humans it is in our nature to underestimate anything and everything that appears to be of no use to us in future. Our decisions are truly based on this fact, that whatever will serve us good in future is the one we should be after.
We’ve not only applied this rule to the field of purchasing and selling, but also in our professions and in turn have actually transformed our likes and dislikes based on this practical aspect of life.
If we look round about this very fact, and consider sports in the brighter light. Pursuing a career in sports is not bad at all and choosing it over others, taking it forward and loving what you do. Isn’t it what we all wish for? To Love what we do, and to do What we Love.
And when you love what you do, or do what you love, miracles happen.
One such example of this is the Fast Court King, Kidambi Srikanth.
He’s been in the news and headlines for a while now. All for his sheer love and passion for the game he loves, Badminton.
Born and brought up in a middle class family, father being a Landlord and mother a graceful house-maker. His down to earth family and nature is reflected by the way he plays. Not showing off, but just focusing on what he’s got and improvising every day to get better at his game and moving ahead.
Making his parents proud and the Nation, is what he seeks. And when you just look forward to make your origins proud, you get rewarded in the journey. Some might call this karma, what you give, you get. Some might call this as a reward for hard work. No doubt that is hard work what speaks, but whatever he’s done and does makes the nation proud.
Journey begins: 2011
It was in the year 2011, that kidambi won Silver in mixed doubles, and bronze in doubles. And continuing the same, winning the singles and doubles at the All India Junior International Badminton Championship that was held in Pune.
Beginning with this and continuing the streak, he won Maldives International Challenge for the Men’s Single title in the year 2012. He overcame the then world number eight Boonsak Ponsana in the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold, in the year 2013. And in the row, he beat the reigning champion and Olympian Parupalli Kashyap in the All India Senior National Championships.
Jumping to the year 2017
Kidambi and Sai Praneeth created history once they became the 1st ever Indian pair to enter the finals of a ranking occasion in Badminton. Each hailing from Hyderabad and being coached via Pullela Gopichand. It turned into Sai Praneeth who prevailed 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 sooner or later to clinch the 2017 Singapore Super series title.
Kidambi received the Indonesia Super series beating Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai thereby becoming the first ever Indian guy to achieve this.
He also won The Australian Super series beating China’s Chen long, putting a record for coming into three consecutive Super series Finals.
Following his desirable run, Kidambi became the only fourth player ever to win 4 Super series titles in a year, after he gained the French remarkable collection that followed, defeating Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21–14, 21–13 in the final.
Following the victory, he reached his profession-satisfactory ranking of two worldwide. And earned the title of The Fast Court King.