first_imgPV Sindhu revealed that she has reflected upon her final loss at the Dubai Super Series Finals on December 17 and is working on correcting the mistakes she made.Sindhu lost 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 to top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in a gruelling battle that lasted for an hour and 34 minutes. Having incurred her second loss in the final of a major championship this year, questions began to be raised on her temperament.However, the Indian star had no doubts whatsoever about what she needed to do for the future tournaments.”It has been a great year for me. You win some, you lose some. I know where I went wrong and will correct,” Sindhu told reporters ahead of Premier Badminton League (PBL) season 3.On being asked if her training was different for the Olympics and the other tournaments, Sindhu maintained that it is all about adapting to different environments.”It all depends on how one adapts to each tournament and how he/she plays.”Sindhu is all set to lead Chennai Smashers in their title defence in the third season of PBL, starting on December 23. Sindhu was one of the prime reasons for the Chennai franchise’s success in the previous edition of the tournament.This time Chennai is one of the five venues where the matches will be played and Sindhu expressed her excitement of playing in front of the home crowd. The matches in Chennai will be played between January 5 and 9, 2018.”I am very happy and thrilled at the prospect of playing in front of the Chennai crowd. It will be great to play at home,” she expressed.advertisementSindhu said that PBL was a great platform for shuttlers as the Indians get to play alongside and learn from some of the world’s best.”PBL is a wonderful platform. It is a place where lot of talent is showcased. Our team is talented and we have a world class mixed doubles pair (Chris and Gabrielle Adcock) and will give our best,” she said.English mixed doubles specialist Gabrielle Adcock said PBL is a wonderful league and it’s exciting to be part of the tournament, which brings together talent from across the globe.”PBL is a wonderful league. There is lot of talent from various countries, which comes together. It is exciting,” she said.She also expressed her happiness over the rise of Indian badminton on the world stage in the last two years.”I am happy to see India’s rise in the last two years. Badminton is a sport in India. I am happy to come here and play,” Gabrielle added.Chennai Smashers’ owner Vijaya Prabhakaran, son of Tamil film actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth, said he was glad that the city will host PBL matches after missing out in the previous two years.”We are thrilled that Chennai will be hosting PBL matches. We hope people will come out in good numbers and support us. Unfortunately in the last two years, due to natural calamities, the matches could not be held here. This time the team will play at home, which is exciting,” he said.He also spoke about plans to take badminton to grassroot level and said he was delighted to have players like Sindhu in the squad.last_img

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