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Sindhu's life lessons on National Sports Day

By Rediff Sports
August 30, 2020 00:28 IST
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IMAGE: PV Sindhu sent greetings to her followers on National Sports Day. Photograph: Kind courtesy PV Sindhu/Twitter

From how she kept fit and busy during the lockdown to her inspiration on the court, PV Sindhu revealed this and more during a chat session on Saturday.

India’s badminton ace, pulled out her A-game while interacting with fans on an Instagram Live event on National Sports Day.

The Rio Olympics silver medallist took questions from nearly 1500 users in the live AMA (Ask Me Anything) session while speaking on a variety of topics from what inspires her to what keeps her entertained to life in the lockdown.


When asked ‘which alternate career would you have chosen?’ Sindhu was quick to reply saying that as a child she wanted to be a doctor, but now she thinks badminton is better.

On who has inspired her, she said: “Dad inspired me to play sports. When I took up badminton, he never questioned my choice.”

Revealing how she manages stress, she said: “When I’m on the court I think about myself and my expectations and not what others’ expectations are.”

Shedding light on her life during the lockdown, Sindhu said she spent more time with family and picked up hobbies that she never had time for earlier.

When asked about which household items she used for her lockdown training, she said: “I use the 2-litre water bottles to lift weights,” while adding that players will have to get used to future matches without spectators.

She ended the #SmashItWithSindhu event with advice to children starting out in sports.

“Never lose hope,” she trailed off.


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